Women's Health Studies Minor
The Women's Health Studies Minor offers a comprehensive perspective on health issues relevant to women, women's health care providers, and our society at large. The minor encompasses a comprehensive lifespan view of women and the health care issues they face, and although based on advanced practice nursing and midwifery theory, it is open to all graduate students in the university with a strong interest in women's health matters.
The content of the minor is designed to inform students about health issues of women and the multiple societal factors that influence women's perceived health care needs; the goals of health care systems; and the delivery of health care services. Course content addresses issues such as the gaps in research in women's health, advances in technology affecting women's health care, and the need for public policy evaluation and advocacy efforts.
The minor is comprised of two required courses, and two elective courses from selected offerings within the Women's Health Care Studies Programs. The two required courses provide core content in the physical, emotional, and social needs of women throughout the lifespan, and the structure of the American public policy system as it particularly affects women and women's health care providers. The elective courses allow the student to focus on course content from a particular area of interest.
Entrance into the minor requires an interview with a Women's Health Care Studies faculty member, and will be decided by the Women's Health Care Studies faculty as a group.
Completion of the WH Minor does not result in eligibility to sit for a WHNP, nor CNM, certification examination. Completion of the WH Minor does not result in eligibility for licensure as a WHNP or CNM.
Course of Study
Core Courses (2 course units)
NURS686 - Well Woman Health Care
NURS708 - Public Policy Leadership in the American Public/Private System of Health Care
Elective Courses (2 course units)
NURS545 - Maternal and Infant Care in the Americas
NURS555 - Women and Incarceration
NURS588 - The Politics of Women's Health Care
NURS688 - Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Women's Health
NURS780 - Health Care of Women and Primary Care
NURS783 - Health Care of Childbearing Women, Theory
NURS900 - Directed Study