Nursing: Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition

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About Course #N1753

Release Date: June 27, 2017

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. This course also provides information that nurses can use to educate female patients; support them in their decision-making concerning health matters; and assist them in feeling empowered as individuals, as mothers, as family members, and as valued members of our society.

Furthermore, this course is intended to expand the nurse's understanding of current issues and controversies in Women's health and to enhance the nurse's ability to knowledgeably approach these issues. The course is designed to assist nurses providing care to various populations of female patients.

About the Author(s)

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.

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 from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Nursing, and 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.

Course Disclosures

  • 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.
  • 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.

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