Women's Health (WHNP)

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The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program prepares graduates to provide primary care services to women throughout their lifespan.

  • FAMU offers the MSN in Women's Health online. 
  • An on-ground option is also available (Please contact the SON Graduate Program).


The Program

The program focuses on health care to women across the life cycle with emphasis on conditions unique to women from menarche through the remainder of their life cycle within the context of socio-cultural environments: interpersonal, family and community. In providing care, the WHNP considers the inter-relationship of gender, social class, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status and socio-political power differentials. The WHNP program builds upon the base of the FAMU School of Nursing's Baccalaureate Program and the following graduate core courses:

  • NGR 5110 Roles and Theories of Nursing (3)
  • NGR 5810 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NGR 6891 Health Policy and Nursing (3)
  • NGR 5742 Role APN Health Prom & Dis Prevention (3)
  • NGR 5209 Clinical Mgmt Of Older Adults (3)
  • NGR 6291 Special Issues Across Adult Life Span (3)

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, best evidence and nursing to support advanced practice nursing.
  2. Utilize leadership skills to foster collaboration, change, and advocacy to influence advanced practice nursing and improve health care.
  3. Use best available evidence to implement initiatives to continuously improve quality and safety in health care.
  4. Integrate evidence, clinical guidelines, and clinical investigative skills to guide advanced practice nursing and improve health outcomes.
  5. Utilize appropriate technologies and information literacy skills to optimize health outcomes in advanced practice nursing.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the development, analysis, and evaluation of health policies and health care affecting advanced practice nursing and health outcomes.
  7. Analyze complex health systems to improve the delivery of care and patient outcomes.
  8. Apply ethical principles in decision-making to achieve sound solutions to issues related to individuals, populations and systems of care.
  9. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for patient-centered care and professional development.
  10. Provide competent evidence-based advance practice nursing care within a primary care setting to diverse individuals, families and groups, and manage heath and illness for adults across the lifespan.



MSN Application Process

To be eligible for admission to the School of Nursing's graduate programs, applicants must first meet the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) admission requirements. To apply for admission click hereNote: Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the time of applying for admission. 

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Contact Us

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Dr. Lisa Gardner

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs



Dr. Carswella Phillips

Director of Graduate Programs