Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner for CNEP Graduates
The purpose of the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) Post-Master’s Certificate for CNEP Graduates is to provide additional supervised clinical experience in women’s health care and primary health care for CNEP graduates who wish to become certified as WHCNPs by the National Certification Council. CNEP graduates from Class 30 and higher take WH639 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Women’s Health Care, which requires 60 hours of primary care and 120 hours of women’s health care supervised clinical experience. CNEP graduates prior to Class 30 take N599 Advanced Clinical Practicum in Women’s Health Care, which requires 90 hours of primary care and 90 hours of women’s health care supervised clinical experience.
- CNEP graduate
- Master’s or higher degree in nursing granted from a regionally accredited school. Applicants with a master’s degree in public health from a regionally accredited school will be considered.
Enrollment Procedure for the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate for CNEP Graduates
The CNEP graduate completes the Application for N599 or WH639 and sends this signed form with tuition and applicable fees (application fee, Banyan Tree 101 fee, preceptor fee, and technology fee) to the FNU Registrar. Banyan Tree 101 must be retaken if there has been a new version of Banyan Tree since the student was enrolled (contact the IT Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this requirement).
The procedure for CNEP graduates completing the WHCNP post-master’s certificate is as follows:
- Once the application, tuition, and fees are received, the Registrar notifies the Department Chair (DC) of the student’s name, address, e-mail, phone, and proposed preceptor site if known.
- The appropriate DC notifies the student’s Regional Clinical Coordinator (RCC).
- The RCC contacts the potential student and discusses site possibilities.
Sites may include, but are not limited to:
- Birth centers
- Community health centers
- Public health departments
- Family practice offices
- Internal medicine offices
- Planned Parenthood
Preceptors for this course may include licensed/certified health professionals of the following types:
- Nurse practitioners
- Allopathic physicians (MDs)
- Osteopathic physicians (DOs)
- Physician assistants
- If this is a site new to the FNU, a site Affiliation Agreement is developed, with the help of the Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC), and the RCC conducts a pre-clinical site visit.
- The student begins clinical.
- The student and preceptor complete WH639/N599 Developmental Assessment Tool (DAT) weekly including daily log of hours specifying the category of care given (women’s health or primary care).
- The student contacts the RCC every two (2) weeks to discuss clinical progress.
- The RCC contacts the preceptor every two (2) weeks to discuss clinical progress.
- The student sends DATs and logs to the RCC monthly.
- The student must complete WH639/N599 within six (6) months of starting the course.
- Upon successful completion of DATs and the required hours of supervised clinical experience, the RCC awards the clinical grade for the course.
- The RCC notifies the DC and the QAC of the student’s completion of the course and the appropriate allocation of the preceptor payment among the preceptor(s) used.
- The QAC notifies the Accounting Department of allocation of preceptor payments and the Accounting Department sends payment to preceptor(s).
- The Chair of the Department of Midwifery and Women’s Health awards the WHCNP certificate and may be sent the National Certification Corporation forms to complete so that the graduate may take the certification examination.