NPWH White Paper: The Essential Role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners July 17, 2020

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The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) has completed the NPWH White Paper: The Essential Role of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners. The goal of this white paper is to support and promote the distinctive and vital role of the WHNP. As such, the paper provides details and clarification on the unique aspects of WHNP education, competencies, certification, roles on the healthcare team, and some specialized areas of practice for which WHNPs are distinctly prepared. The audience for this white paper includes prospective and current WHNP students, practicing WHNPs, other members of the healthcare team, schools of nursing and nurse practitioner (NP) faculty, employers, and consumers of women’s healthcare services.

The Essential Role of Women's Health Nurse Practitioners

NPWH affirms the essential role of WHNPs as members of the women’s healthcare team. In this white paper, we describe strategies to address challenges and to ensure a robust future for the role of the WHNP. We hope you will take the time to read the white paper (attached) and join us in active support of the WHNP role. Please share the white paper during conversations with nurse colleagues and student nurses who have a passion for women’s health. Tell them about the personal and professional rewards you have experienced as a WHNP.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, NPWH Director of Publications at