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Release Date: March 9, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
The field of women’s health has greatly expanded beyond its original roots in reproductive health. It is an exciting time for women and for nursing professionals who work with women. Links are forming worldwide, and with a more global perspective, it becomes clear that the health of women is integrally tied to the social, economic, political, and religious forces that shape cultures and societies. With education, women become empowered to make better decisions about their health and the health of their families. Nurses and other healthcare providers play an important role in this educational process.
The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for women of all ages. Because the focus of this course is women’s contemporary reproductive health issues, nursing care for patients who are pregnant is not included. Instead, this educational offering is intended to provide information that serves as an enhancement to the nurse’s present knowledge base of women’s reproductive health. Topics covered in this course include birth control methods, preconception care issues and infertility, and common sexually transmitted infections.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1753 - Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition.
- Review contraceptive methods and counseling for women.
- Identify the processes involved in preconception counseling and planning and the initial fertility evaluation.
- Identify strategies for the prevention and management of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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.
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.
Rachelle Nurse, PhD, MSHA, APRN, WHNP-BC, is an assistant professor of nursing and a certified women’s health nurse practitioner. She has held multiple nursing positions and academic appointments in the practice areas of women’s health, ambulatory care, and informatics. Dr. Nurse received both a BSN degree and a MSN degree with a subspecialty in women’s health care from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Nursing. Dr. Nurse most recently obtained her PhD from Texas Woman’s University.
Marianne Tarraza, RN, MPH-NP, serves as the Administrative Director for Maine Behavioral Healthcare in Portland. She received a MSN in Psychiatric Nursing and is currently completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice. She has served as a psychiatric nurse lecturer, preceptor, and instructor at the University of New England, University of Southern Maine, and Husson University.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- 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.
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- 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.