If you’re interested in a career as an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in diagnosing and addressing the health care needs of women, you may find that becoming a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) aligns well with your career goals. WHNPs are highly trained professionals who provide comprehensive care to women throughout their lifespan. In addition to providing well-woman exams, adolescent health care, conceptive care, and PAP screenings, WHNPs may also assist patients with fertility evaluation, pregnancy tests, prenatal visits, postpartum care, and menopausal care.
The first step toward pursuing jobs in this field is to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience you’ll need to be successful. Earning an advanced degree, such as an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in women’s health or an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a specialization in women’s health, can help you toward your goal of becoming a WHNP.