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2018 WHNP Certification Exam Review Course & Women's Health Update

2018 WHNP Certification Exam Review Course & Women's Health Update

Introduction

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) is proud to present the 2018 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review Course and Women’s Health Update. This comprehensive continuing education course is designed not only to meet the needs of new WHNP graduates and WHNP students, but also to promote the continuing competence and life-long learning of working nurse practitioners by providing a high-quality, evidence-based women’s health update. This course is only available online.

The 23 module package provides a comprehensive review course that will help new WHNP graduates prepare for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) WHNP certification examination. Module content was developed using the content outline and test blueprint provided by NCC for individuals preparing to take the certification examination. The review course package includes a module on test taking strategies and over 200 review questions written in the NCC question format. Current WHNP students can use modules to supplement course content as they progress through their academic program. (Total package price is $310 for members or $389 for non-members) Please note this curriculum expires June 30, 2020. 

The Modules listed below can be purchased individually as women’s health updates and for WHNPs to meet continuing education requirements for certification maintenance. The table of contents  provides information to help nurse practitioners choose individual modules that address their continuing education needs – title and code reflecting the NCC certification maintenance competency areas, contact hours, pharmacology hours, presenter name and credentials, and objectives. (Separate module price is $15 for members or $20 for non-members)

The 23 modules have been created and presented by 13 NCC certified WHNPs. All presenters teach or have taught in WHNP programs, or were chosen specifically because they specialize in the module topic. This provides participants with a variety in presenting styles that will keep them engaged as they move through the different modules. 

Each module was reviewed by two external reviewers with a range of experience from new graduates to very seasoned WHNPs. We would like to thank each of the reviewers for their thorough and thoughtful contribution to this course. Their feedback was invaluable. 

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Reviewers and Disclosures

  • Maureen Boardman, MSN, FNP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Carola Bruflat, MSN, RNC, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
  • Eva Fried, CRNP, WHNP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Jennifer Hawn, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, RDMS OB/GYN has nothing to disclose.
  • Annette Hess, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
  • Caroline Hewitt, DNS, RN,  WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, has nothing to disclose.
  • Patrice Malena, MS, FNP-BC, has disclosed that she is a Teva stockholder.
  • Lisa Pair, MSN, WHNP-BC has nothing to disclose. 
  • Kelley Stallworth Prince, DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC has nothing to disclose. 
  • Heather Quail, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, SANE has nothing to disclose.
  • Beth R. Steinfeld, DNP, WHNP-BC, has nothing to disclose.


NPWH and the Review Course Coordinators look forward to feedback from participants, so that we can continue to improve the products we provide to meet your professional needs. Please remember to complete the Overall Evaluation after you've completed your purchased modules or the entire Review Course curriculum. 

Review Course Coordinators

Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP
Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs
NPWH Director of Publications
Assistant Professor, DNP Program Director, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Susan Rawlins, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC
NPWH Education Director

Aimee Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP
Chair, NPWH Board of Directors
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Table of Contents

Introduction to the WHNP Certification Review and Update (Non-CE)
Presenter:  Susan Rawlins, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Employ learning strategies to enhance test taking skills and life-long professional development
2. Identify personal knowledge base strengths and weaknesses to allow focused study
3. Develop confidence in your knowledge and skills as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

General Health Assessment and Promotion Module 1 (NCC Code 3 – Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Tools)
Presenter: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP 

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Describe components of a comprehensive health history 
2. Describe physical examination techniques for all body systems
3. Differentiate normal and abnormal physical examination findings

General Health Assessment and Promotion Module 2 (NCC Code 1 – Normal Physiology and Management)
Presenter: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Describe health screening and immunization recommendations for adolescent and adult females 
2. Describe health promotion counseling important for adolescent and adult females
3. Explain indications for and interpretation of findings of select diagnostic tests 

Normal Gynecology Module 1 (NCC Code 1 –Normal Physiology and Management)
Presenter:  Susan Rawlins, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC; Jordan Vaughan, MSN, WHNP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs and breast
2. Discuss the processes of puberty and the menstrual cycle 
3. Explain physiology, health promotion, and symptom management for perimenopause and menopause
4. Describe the components of the well woman visit by age groups 
5. Discuss cervical cancer screening – specimen collection, HPV/co-testing, interpretation, and follow-up 

Normal Gynecology Module 2 (NCC Code 1 – Normal Physiology and Management)
Presenter: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP 

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Explain efficacy, safety, mechanisms of action, and initial/follow-up/side effect management for contraceptive methods
2. Discuss concepts related to pregnancy testing and unintended pregnancy options counseling
3. Describe medication and surgical abortion procedures and follow-up 

Gynecologic Disorders Module 1 (NCC Code 2A – Pathophysiology Gynecology)
Presenters: Susan Rawlins, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC; Jordan Vaughan, MSN, WHNP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Describe assessment and management for female reproductive congenital disorders 
2. Describe assessment and management for menstrual disorders
3. Describe assessment and management for polycystic ovary syndrome 
4. Describe assessment and management for infertility 

Gynecologic Disorders Module 2 (NCC Code 2A – Pathophysiology Gynecology)
Presenter: Melanie Deal, MS, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Describe appropriate diagnosis, management, and treatment of common STIs
2. Describe appropriate diagnosis, management, and treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease
3. Describe appropriate diagnosis, management, and treatment of common vaginal infections 

Gynecologic Disorders Module 3 (NCC Code 2A – Pathophysiology Gynecology)
Presenter: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP 

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Describe assessment and management of benign uterine and ovarian conditions
2. Describe assessment and management of chronic pelvic pain
3. Describe assessment and management of pelvic organ prolapse
4. Describe assessment and management of benign breast conditions 

Gynecologic Disorders Module 4 (NCC Code 2A – Pathophysiology Gynecology)
Presenter: Aimee Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Describe screening guidelines for breast and gynecologic cancer
2. Identify risk factors and signs/symptoms related to breast and gynecologic cancers
3. Discuss tests commonly used in the diagnosis of breast and gynecologic cancers

Gynecologic Disorders Module 5 (NCC Code 2A – Pathophysiology Gynecology)
Presenter: Susan Hoffstetter, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Describe assessment and management of vulvar dermatoses 
2. Describe assessment and management for vulvar and vaginal cancers
3. Describe assessment and management for vulvodynia
4. Describe assessment and management for urinary tract disorders

Gynecologic Disorders Module 6 (NCC Code 2A – Pathophysiology Gynecology)
Presenter: Randee Masciola, DNP, APRN-CNP, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Describe human sexual physiology and response models.
2. Discuss etiology, assessment, differential diagnosis, and management of male and female dysfunction.
3. Describe terminology related to and signs/symptoms of sexual abuse. 
4. Describe assessment and management of care for a victim of sexual assault. 

Normal Obstetrics Module 1 (NCC Code 1 – Normal Physiology and Management)
Presenter:  Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, EdD, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Recognize presumptive, probable, and positive signs of pregnancy.
2. Calculate gestational dates using Nägele’s rule, and other tools.
3. Define terminology that describes women and their pregnancies.
4. Identify the stages of the physiology of pregnancy from conception to fetal-placental development.
5. Recognize the alterations in maternal anatomy and physiology.
6. Identify the common discomforts related to alterations in maternal anatomy and physiology.
7. Describe the physiology of postpartum.
8. Describe the physiology of lactation.
9. Recognize the emotional and behavioral changes in pregnancy and postpartum.

Normal Obstetrics Module 2 (NCC Code 3 – Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Tools)
Presenter:  Ashley Hodges, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Identify components of routine prenatal and postpartum health care visits 
2. Discuss anticipatory guidance needs during pregnancy and postpartum 
3. Describe indications for, techniques on, and interpretation of findings in fetal well-being assessment  

Obstetric Complications Module 1 (NCC Code 2B – Pathophysiology Obstetrics)
Presenter: Claudine Feig, MSN, MPH, WHNP-BC;
Content Contributor: Katherine Schmidt, MSN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Discuss assessment, differential diagnoses, and management for bleeding during pregnancy
2. Describe risk factors, signs and symptoms, evaluation, and management for preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes
3. Describe risk factors, diagnostic physical exam and ultrasound findings, and management for intrauterine growth restriction
4. Discuss the components for follow-up after a pregnancy loss

Obstetric Complications Module 2 (NCC Code 2B – Pathophysiology Obstetrics)
Presenter:  Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, EdD, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Discuss assessment, differential diagnoses, and management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy 
2. Discuss assessment, differential diagnoses, and management of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy 
3. Describe the etiology and prevention strategies for alloimmunization 
4. Describe screening and treatment guidelines for Group B streptococcus in pregnancy
5. Discuss assessment and management of fetal malpresentation
6. Discuss management strategies for late-term and post-term pregnancies
7. Describe screening, testing, and management guidelines for gestational diabetes

Obstetric Complications Module 3 (NCC Code 2B – Pathophysiology Obstetrics)
Presenter: Claudine Feig, MSN, MPH, WHNP-BC;
Content Contributor: Tyra Jones, MSN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Discuss diagnosis, associated risks, and management for multiple gestation pregnancy
2. Describe the signs/symptoms, diagnosis, associated risks, and management for various infections during pregnancy
3. Describe risk factors, signs/symptoms, and management for postpartum mastitis
4. Describe risk factors, signs/symptoms, and management for postpartum endometritis

Obstetric Complications Module 4 (NCC Code 2B – Pathophysiology Obstetrics)
Presenter: Kelley Stallworth Prince, DNP, MSN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Describe risk factors for and pregnancy risks associated with adolescent pregnancy 
2. Discuss assessment, differential diagnoses, and management of maternal medical disorders during pregnancy and postpartum 
3. Discuss assessment, differential diagnoses, and management of postpartum hemorrhage
4. Discuss assessment, differential diagnoses, and management of postpartum depression and psychosis 

Primary Care Module 1 (NCC Code 2C – Pathophysiology Primary Care)
Presenter: Lisa Pair, MSN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Identify risk factors, signs/symptoms, and differential diagnoses related to common cardiovascular, EENT, and respiratory disorders
2. Discuss tests commonly used in the diagnosis of cardiovascular, EENT, and respiratory disorders
3. Describe the management of common cardiovascular, EENT, and respiratory disorders

Primary Care Module 2 (NCC Code 2C – Pathophysiology Primary Care)
Presenters: Lisa Pair, MSN, WHNP-BC; Aimee Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Identify risk factors, signs/symptoms, and differential diagnoses related to common gastrointestinal, hematologic, immunologic, and endocrine disorders
2. Discuss tests commonly used in the diagnosis of common gastrointestinal, hematologic, immunologic, and endocrine disorders
3. Describe the management of common gastrointestinal, hematologic, immunologic, and endocrine disorders

Primary Care Module 3 (NCC Code 2C – Pathophysiology Primary Care)
Presenter: Leigh A. Minchew, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to:
1. Recognize common primary disorders including psychosocial problems and dermatological, neurological, and musculoskeletal manifestations. 
2. Relate the prevalence and risk for common primary care disorders
3. Interpret the signs and symptoms and examination findings, including lab monitoring, for selected primary care disorders
4. Describe appropriate treatment options for primary care disorders in women
5. Explain the associated risks, suggested referrals, and obstetrical prognoses for common primary care disorders

Pharmacology Module 1 (NCC Code 4 – Pharmacology)
Presenter: Susan Rawlins, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Describe the pharmacokinetic properties of drugs
2. Discuss pharmacodynamic properties of drugs
3. Describe the changes in pharmacokinetics and dynamics that occur during pregnancy
4. Identify legal issues related to prescribing drugs


Pharmacology Module 2 (NCC Code 4 – Pharmacology) 
Presenter: Susan Rawlins, MS, APRN, WHNP-BC

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Identify medications commonly used in women's health.  
2. Discuss mechanism of action of medications used in women's health
3. List the indications, contraindications, and adverse events for medications used in women's health.
4. Counsel patients on the safe use of medications.

Professional Issues (NCC Code 5 – Professional Practice) 
Presenter: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Upon completion of this module the participant should be able to: 
1. Discuss professional, regulatory, and legal issues relevant to NPs 
2. Describe ethical decision making principles for NP clinical practice
3. Define select research study terminology
4. Discuss applications of research for evidence-based practice

Courses

Course Credits
Introduction to the WHNP Certification Review and Update: Strategies for Studying and Test Taking (18-02-00) 0
General Health Assessment and Promotion: Module 1 (18-02-01) 1.3 CE (NCC Code 3)
General Health Assessment and Promotion: Module 2 (18-02-02) 1.5 CE (NCC Code 1)
Normal Gynecology and Well Woman Care: Module 1 (18-02-03) 1.86 CE (NCC Code 1)
Normal Gynecology and Well Woman Care: Module 2 (18-02-04) 1.96 CE, 1 Rx (NCC Code 1)
Gynecologic Disorders: Module 1 (18-02-05) 3.25 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2A)
Gynecologic Disorders Module 2 (18-02-06) 1 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2A)
Gynecologic Disorders: Module 3 (18-02-07) 1.25 CE (NCC Code 2A)
Gynecologic Disorders: Module 4 (18-02-08) 1.25 CE (NCC Code 2A)
Gynecologic Disorders: Module 5 (18-02-09) 1 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2A)
Gynecologic Disorders: Module 6 (18-02-10) 1 CE, 0.25 Rx (NCC Code 2A)
Normal Obstetrics: Module 1 (18-02-11) 1.75 CE (NCC Code 1)
Normal Obstetrics: Module 2 (18-02-12) 1 CE (NCC Code 3)
Obstetric Complications: Module 1 (18-02-13) 1.25 CE, 0.25 Rx (NCC Code 2B)
Obstetric Complications: Module 2 (18-02-14) 1.2 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2B)
Obstetric Complications: Module 3 (18-02-15) 1.25 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2B)
Obstetric Complications: Module 4 (18-02-16) 0.8 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2B)
Primary Care: Module 1 (18-02-17) 1.15 CE, 0.33 Rx (NCC Code 2C)
Primary Care: Module 2 (18-02-18) 1.3 CE, 0.5 Rx (NCC Code 2C)
Primary Care: Module 3 (18-02-19) 2 CE, 1 Rx (NCC Code 2C)
Pharmacology: Module 1 (18-02-20) 1.5 CE, 1.5 Rx (NCC Code 4)
Pharmacology: Module 2 (18-02-21) 1.25 CE, 1.25 Rx (NCC Code 4)
Professional Issues (18-02-22) 0.5 CE (NCC Code 5)
2018 Overall Evaluation 0
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