Womens Health Care NP

  1. Are there any Womens Health Care NP's on this site? I'd like to hear from WHCNP's regarding their work experiences, job opportunities, programs they attended, etc. Any input from anyone who is working in Women's Health as an NP would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks.
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  3. by   Susyq25
    hi there i'm a women's np in los angeles CA.
    i'd be willing to share w/u all my experiences.
  4. by   MidwestRN34
    That would be great! Thank you so much for replying. I would love to hear your experiences, especially since I lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years recently.
  5. by   Kensington
    I'd be very interested in hearing about your experience as well!
  6. by   Susyq25
    let me start by telling you about myself. I got a BSN from UTEP in '96 and started working in L&D a yr. after that. In '99 I moved to LA and cont. to work L&D while attending the women's NP diploma program at Harbor UCLA, and eventually completed the MSN program at Cal state Long beach. After graduating in 2002, I cont. L&D FT & worked as an NP PT, mostly b/c L&D was my 1st love. Just this yr. I went to work as an NP fulltime in the private sector. my 1st NP job paid $30/hr, but I loved it. the current position pays $50, but I absolutely hate it and i'm looking for a new job. I'm bilingual and that's opened more doors than I can begin to tell you.

    what would you like to know? please excuse my grammar & punctuation, like all moms i'm trying to do 2 things at once.
  7. by   MidwestRN34
    I'm sorry that you hate your current NP job. It sounds like you've worked hard over the years, and you deserve a job that's fulfilling. What do you dislike about your current job? What are your responsibilities as a Women's NP? I have experience working mainly in postpartum/mother&baby units. Do you think I need experience working L+D before starting a Womens Health NP program? What's the job market like for Womens Health NP? I hope you find a job in NP that you like. Perhaps moving from LA (like I did) will open up more opportunities for you.
  8. by   amm2061
    Hi there!

    I am hoping someone could help me out! I am currently looking into a career change in nursing and have decided I'd like to work as an NP in women's health. I have my bachelors and masters in another field and am currently working in medical supply sales. I am planning on applying to the entry to practice NP program at Columbia but am a little confused about what the general path is to becoming an NP in a primary care setting. Through my current line of work, I meet and work with acute care nurses daily and don't really feel that's where I want to be. My question is, is it realistic to think that I can get a job as an NP in a primary care setting in this accelerated Masters Program as opposed to working in an acute care setting and then eventually working my way into a clinic? I am so completely naiive to what it takes to get to where I want to be that I would really appreciate the guidance. Thanks so much!