Nurse Practitioner Journey: Drexel WHNP
Updated: Sep 13, 2019
Drexel University is a private research university founded in 1891, with its main campus located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Drexel has many academic colleges including engineering, law, medicine, and the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The College of Nursing and Health Professions is home to over 60 different undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs.
What drew me to Drexel was it’s mission and vision. They are research based and strive for innovation in healthcare. If you work in the field then you know the importance of new technology and advancements for us and our patients. Drexel is big on making an impact in underserved communities, a personal goal of mine. They work hard to help those in the city of Philadelphia, as well as worldwide with their research and resources.
Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner
The program itself is comprised of eleven quarters (10 week courses, as opposed to the standard semester system) and 55 credit hours. I will complete content in areas such as “Issues in Contemporary Healthcare” and “Primary Care for Women’s Health” before advancing into my last 4 quarters which are Clinical Courses in which I’ll practice under a preceptor.
The program is a hybrid, in which I will complete the majority of my coursework online and participate in clinical in the location of my choosing. I will have to go to Drexel University’s campus every quarter during my last year. Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities, and as me and a friend joke, “our hometown”, so who knows where this journey may lead me to move.
Upon completion, I will sit for my NCC Nurse Practitioner Boards to become a licensed Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
For more information on the Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program, click here.