• Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours: 6 Contact Hours
  • Mary Fischer, PhD, MSN, WHNP-BC
  • Rosemary Theroux, RNC, PhD, WHNP-BC
Peer Reviewer(s): Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
Item#: N1891
Contents: 1 Course Book (84 pages)
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The Menstrual Cycle and a Woman's Sexual Health

Price $32.95
Item # N1891
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: January 10, 2018

Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

The field of women’s sexual health has greatly expanded. It is an exciting time for women and for nursing professionals who provide care for women with sexual health concerns. With education, women become empowered to make better decisions about their sexual health. Nurses and other healthcare providers play a vital role in this educational process.

The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for women with contemporary reproductive health issues. This educational offering also provides essential information for nurses addressing concerns about a patient's menstrual cycle. This course is intended to enhance the nurse’s present knowledge base of women’s reproductive health. Topics covered in this course include a woman's menstrual cycle throughout her lifespan, female sexual health, and premenstrual disorders.


This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1753 -  Women's Health, 4th Edition (24 hours).

Course Objectives

  • Describe counseling methods for women with concerns about their menstrual cycles.
  • Identify methods to assess a woman’s sexual health.
  • Describe strategies for the recognition and management of premenstrual disorders in women.

Mary Fischer, PhD, MSN, WHNP-BC, is a certified women’s health care nurse practitioner and has provided care for women for more than 20 years. She holds certifications as a childbirth educator, lactation consultant, and menopause practitioner. She is currently on the faculty in the graduate program at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and is Co-Director of the Post-Master’s Certificate Program.

Rosemary Theroux, RNC, PhD, WHNP-BC, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings for more than 25 years. She is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester. She has conducted and published research in the area of women’s self-care decision making and women’s health practices in Africa. Dr. Theroux has a special interest in global women’s health. Along with other members of a nonprofit group, she has developed a primary care setting with women’s health services in Ghana, Africa.

Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, is a nurse scientist and a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She serves as Chair of the Department of Family, Community, and Health System Science College of Nursing at the University of Florida. A primary aim of Dr. Johnson-Mallard’s clinical practice is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women, their families, and communities. Dr. Johnson-Mallard is dedicated to educating and mentoring the next generations of nurses in the field of sexual and reproductive methodology.

  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.