Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program prepares mission-ready, primary care focused nurse practitioners for the Air Force, Army, Navy and PHS. The dynamic curriculum includes trauma and combat casualty care, operational and medical readiness, bedside ultrasonography, battlefield auricular acupuncture, and sexual assault survivor care. Students achieve over 1700 hours of direct patient care experience in a variety of clinical and operational training situations over the three year
program. The program utilizes CONUS and OCONUS clinical training sites that meet the objectives for each specific rotation. In the 3 rd year of the program, nurse practitioner students PCS to one of 12 sites designated for the year-long clinical immersion.
Women’s Health students have the opportunity to apply for dual enrollment in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program during the second year of the program. Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner students take the same academic curriculum, but differ in the allocation of clinical time.
Dual enrolled students will meet the requirements to sit for both the Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner certification exams.
Students perform clinical rotations at clinical sites around the world. Women’s Health students have the option to dual enroll in the Family Nurse Practitioner program. Dual enrolled students. The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner track requires clinical experiences in year three that are unique to women's health. While the program was created for the Air Force, FNP students are welcome to dual track in FNP and WHNP.