Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
|Degree: Master of Science in Nursing||Cost: $412 per credit hour *|
|College of Health Sciences: School of Nursing||Required: 45 credit hours|
|Course Delivery Modes: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework at your own pace., Face-to-Face (extended campus)You attend class in the room with the instructor at an extended campus location. Class is not broadcast or streamed.||Locations: 1|
The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner track in the graduate nursing program at Old Dominion University is designed to provide students with the education and experience to become primary care providers in women's health.
Graduates are prepared to sit for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification exam, which is administered by the National Certification Corporation.
Note: The WHNP curriculum is provided in various online formats. The physical assessment lab and clinical practicums require students to attend scheduled activities at a physical location in Virginia (See Curriculum for more details.)
In addition to meeting University requirements, applicants for the MSN program must meet the following criteria:
- a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a NLNAC OR CCNE accredited program is preferred, however, applicants with a bachelor's degree in a related field will be considered on an individual basis. Degrees earned from nationally accredited institutions do not meet admission requirements for graduate study at ODU.
an undergraduate degree with quality point average of 3.0 overall and
- 3.0 in the major
- completed undergraduate courses in statistics and health assessment
- one year of recent clinical nursing experience, preferably post-baccalaureate experience
- currently licensed as a registered nurse
A separate application to the School of Nursing is required.
Careers In This Field
- Family Practice/Primary Care clinic
- Women’s Health
- Internal Medicine
- Neonatal Nursing
- Emergency Services
- Public Health
- Community Health Clinic
Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Rates
|Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$412|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$412|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1048|
Effective Summer 2013. Rates are subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar web site.
The WHNP curriculum is provided in various online formats. Faculty may schedule on-line chats with students or host on-line office hours so that you may ask course related questions in a virtual environment. Such sessions will be identified in your course syllabus or posted in Blackboard announcements by faculty. The physical assessment lab and clinical practicums require students to attend scheduled activities.
Course NURS 672 is a physical assessment lab. This class meets in a classroom or lab setting. This lab is scheduled in the fall semester for students who will begin clinical practicum in the following spring semester. Labs are arranged at various sites throughout the state. (In the past, NURS 672 has met on ODU's main Norfolk campus, J. Sargeant Renolds Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, and in Abingdon and Martinsville.) Students may have to drive to lab locations depending on the number of students in the area who need the lab.
Please visit the School of Nursing web site for course details.