Wayne State University

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Graduate Certificate in Women's Health Nursing (not admitting to this program at this time, May 5, 2014)

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners or certified nurse-midwives to additionally practice as women’s health nurse practitioners in the primary care of women throughout their life span. This certificate program provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills in women’s healthcare. Courses focus on integrating advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, women’s health primary care clinical care and management as well as concepts of complicated obstetric and gynecologic care and acute and chronic care. Specific clinical experiences in these courses are tailored to meet the needs of individual graduate certificate students. Students will be expected to acquire approximately 600 hours of women’s healthcare clinical experience as required to meet the specialty competencies and the requirements to take the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner national certification exam.

Certificate Requirements:
The certificate must be earned within three years. No transfer of credit will be accepted for a certificate program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Certificate Requirements: 18 Credits
Course Title Credits
NUR 7225 APNWNC*: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management I 2
NUR 7226 APNWNC*: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II 8
NUR 7227 APNWNC*: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III 8
*APNWNC: Advanced Practice Nursing with Women, Neonates & Children

The Nurse-Midwife concentration is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Rd., Ste 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 290-485-1800,  http://www.midwife.org/accreditation