Womens Health Nursing
A Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) is an advanced nurse who specializes in women's comprehensive care throughout her life time. They focus on gynaecological, obstetric, and reproductive health. WHNPs not only provide diagnostic care and treatment, but also focus on preventive nursing for health maintenance. Women's health is therefore doubly important for nurses because they care for their own and their patients ' health. Women's health includes all health topics in the broad sense, but here we will address selected issues that affect predominantly or only women. Breast Health, Cervical cancer screenings, Menopause, Pregnancy, Women’s mental health issues. Women's health care nurses are already beginning to fill the gaps, as primary care physicians are expected to have a deficit of between 7,300 and 43,100 health care professionals. Women's health nurses are registered nurses who have completed a Master of Nursing (MSN) or PhD (DNP) nursing plan. A student must complete an accredited nursing program and obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) before completing a master’s degree or PhD in nursing.
- Track 1-1 Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other female cancers.
- Track 2-2 Mammography
- Track 3-3 Menopause and hormone therapy.
- Track 4-4 Osteoporosis
- Track 5-5 Pregnancy and childbirth.
- Track 6-6 Sexual health.
- Track 7-7 Women and heart disease