Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Women's health NPs take on leadership roles as primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan.
The WHNP program prepares graduates to provide continuing and comprehensive healthcare for women across the lifespan. WHNPs provide well-woman care, reproductive and gynecological care, and prenatal and postpartum care. Additionally, WHNPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and helping patients make smart lifestyle choices.
Our students learn from practicing WHNPs in specialty practices such as gynecology, urogynecology, infertility and family planning. Practicum sites and highly qualified preceptors are arranged for students by dedicated staff; students are not responsible for finding their own clinical sites.
At UIC Nursing, students are not responsible for finding their own clinical sites; practicum sites and highly qualified preceptors are arranged for students by faculty.
The mission of the women’s health nurse practitioner and the nurse-midwifery and programs is to prepare competent clinicians who practice in a collaborative environment and provide safe, satisfying, comprehensive and individualized care to women throughout their life span. Additionally, our programs prepare clinicians who contribute to their professions through clinical practice, service, research, scholarship and education.
Students will be eligible to sit for the certification exams offered by the National Certification Corporation after completing the didactic and clinical practicum requirements.