Women Health Nursing

A women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP) is a qualified and professional nurse practitioner who provides primary care for women of all ages. The original WHNP focus was on family planning, but advanced to include obstetric, reproductive and gynecological health. WHNPs are well educated and therefore they can teach patients and family about disease actions, treatments, and elimination in addition to distinguishing critical health problems.

Skills needed
•    Ability to perform a well-woman evaluation
•    Information about self-breast examinations and breast health education
•    Women's health knowledge
•    Patient education
•    Ability to provide care to women across populations, social classes, socio-economic and age groups and in urban, suburban and rural settings