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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Duke University

Main Campus, Durham, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode Online
  • Scholarships No
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program at the Duke University School of Nursing offers seven advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) majors and three non-clinical majors. MSN students in APRN majors also have the option of adding a specialty to their course of study. APRN Majors All of the following majors are offered as distance-based programs. Although many courses are offered online, all APRN majors will have required on campus activities for a few of their courses. In these courses, students will be required to come to the Duke School of Nursing campus at least once every semester for two- to five-day intensives with faculty and other experts where face-to-face interactions, simulation and hands-on activities will be conducted. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Women's Health NP Major The School of Nursing MSN Program is initiating a new women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) major which combines broad foundational knowledge with specialty knowledge essential for the unique health needs of women. This distance-based program will utilize an online learning platform supplemented with on-campus intensive 2-day inter-professional team-based learning experiences once each semester. WHNP students will have didactic and clinical collaborative activities with physician assistant and doctor of physical therapy students during these intensives. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have demonstrated the necessary skills to provide primary and specialty health care to women as part of an interprofessional team. Employment Preparation A variety of interprofessional mentorship and education prepares students for clinical practice with both primary care and reproductive focus in health departments, private practice, community health centers, women veteran clinics, medical centers, and family planning clinics. Clinical Core Courses and Clinical Residency Each APRN major requires the student to complete 11 credit hours of clinical core courses. As a final synthesis experience, students are required to complete a final clinical residency under the mentorship of an experienced clinician in their respective area of expertise. The minimum number of credit hours required for completion of the MSN degree varies by major, ranging from 42 to 49 credit hours. Clinical experience requirements for the MSN degree in all APRN majors meet or exceed the requirements of national credentialing organizations such as the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), National Certification Corporation (NCC) and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Upon graduation, students are qualified to sit for the appropriate certification examination. Specialties for APRN Majors Groupings of courses pertaining to an advanced practice specialty are available within certain APRN majors. Students who wish to include a specialty in their course of study should consult their advisors in order to determine if the specialty is appropriate for and available in their majors. The following specialties are currently available: Cardiology HIV/AIDS Oncology Orthopedics Veterans Healthcare Concentration (for AGNP-primary care students)

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