Master of Science (M.S.)
Department of Nursing
College of Health and Human Services
Carol Sternberger, Chair
Deborah Poling, Director Graduate Program
260-481-6276 ~ ipfw.edu/nursing ~ Liberal Arts Building - 341
This program prepares nurses for an advanced practice role focusing on the needs of women, from adolescence to adult, in a variety of settings. The domains of focus include management of the patient/illness, the nurse practitioner-patient relationship, the teaching-coaching function, professional role, managing and negotiating healthcare delivery systems, monitoring and ensuring quality of healthcare practice, and culturally sensitive care. This 46 – credit hour program includes approximately 600 hours in supervised clinical practice. The program is designed to be completed in eight semesters or three calendar years. At the completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for certification as an advanced practice provider.
To earn the Master of Science with a major in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner the following must be completed: