Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Block Schedule & Textbooks

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

  • The WHNP/AGPCNP Dual-Focus Specialty block schedule is located here

For questions contact Specialty Director Ginny Moore.

Please Note: The dates on this block schedule are for FULL TIME students. PART TIME students may not be required to be in class for the full block.

2019 - 2020 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 19-20 . Students moving from the Pre-Specialty year into the Specialty year are only required to attend the afternoon session (beginning at 1 PM) on August 20.

Fall 2019

BLOCK 1: August 19-24

Date Time Course Location
Monday August 19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Orientation  
Tuesday August 20 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Orientation  
Wednesday 8/21 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034  NA 167
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM  6034 NA 167 
Thursday 8/22 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 7305 NA 162 
  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  6011 Course Orientation NA 155 
Friday 8/23 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7310 NA 167 
Saturday 8/24 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 7305 Melrose Clinic

BLOCK 2: September 14-18

Date Time Course Location
Saturday 9/14 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab  NA 161
Sunday 9/15 8:00 AM –12:00 PM 7305 Melrose Clinic
  1:00 PM – 5:00PM 7305 FH 140 
Monday 9/16 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 7310 NA 165 
Tuesday 9/17 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034 NA 161 
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6034 NA 161
Wednesday 9/18 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034 School of Nursing 437 (new building) 
  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020 See Brightspace 

BLOCK 3: October 20-24

Date Time Course Location
Sunday 10/20 8:00 AM –5:00 PM 7305 Melrose Clinic
Monday 10/21 8:00 AM –5:00 PM 7310 Nursing Annex 165
Tuesday 10/22 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6011 Lab
H2T Check-off
CELA
Wednesday 10/23 8:00 AM –5:00 PM 6034 Nursing Annex 167 
Thursday 10/24 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 6034 School of Nursing 437 (new building) 
   1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 6020 See Brightspace 

BLOCK 4 – November 17-19

Date Time Course Location
Sunday 11/17 8:00 AM –12:00 PM 7305 Melrose Clinic
  1:00 PM – 5:00PM 7305  
Monday 11/18 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(late start for duals who will be doing 6011 H2T)
7310 Nursing Annex 165 
Tuesday 11/19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 6034 Nursing Annex 161 

Spring 2020

  • Jan 7
  • Feb 6-8
  • Mar 21-23

Summer 2020

  • Jul 31

2018 - 2019 Block Schedule

Spring 2019

Spring 2018

Date Time Course Location
Friday March 15 9:00-5:00 NURS 7320 140 Frist Hall
Saturday March 16 9:00-5:00 NURS 7320 165 Nursing Annex
Sunday March 17 8:00-12:00 NURS 7315 140 Frist Hall
Sunday March 17 1:00-5:00 NURS 7315 Off-site

Summer 2019

  • August 2 

Textbooks

Fall 2019

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials
6011: Advanced Health Assessment & Clinical Reasoning K. Melissa Hayes, DNP, ANP-BC
Mary Lauren Pfieffer DNP, FNP-BC, CPN
Bickley, L. (2017). Bates' Guide to Physical Examination. (12th ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1469893419; ISBN-10: 146989341X

Ferri, F. (2017).  Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. (4th ed.).  Saunders. ISBN-13: 978-0323511407; E-ISBN:  978-0323527521.

Novey, D. Rapid Access Guide to Physical Examination (2014) (2nd ed. 3rd reprint). Medical Media Systems. ISBN-13: 978-0991216505. Purchase from the VU Bookstore or directly from the publisher: Medical Media Systems https://www.medicalmediasystems.
com/

Sullivan, D. (2018). Guide to Clinical Documentation (3rd ed).  F.A. Davis Company. (to be published Aug. 2018)

Securexam Remote Proctor (available through Vanderbilt at  Vanderbiltbrightspace.
remoteproctor.com

Nurse practitioner prescribing reference (NPPR).  Available as smart phone/ tablet application or FREE web-access at www.empr.com       
 6011L   Same as 6011  
6020: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics Angel Anthamatten DNP, BC-ADM, FNP-BC,

Woo, T. M., & Robinson, M. V. (2016). Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (4th ed.). F.A Davis Company. ISBN-13: 978-0803638273, ISBN-10: 0803638272 (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)

Gilbert, D.N., et al. (2018). The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 48th edition. Smart phone/ tablet application is used for instruction. (Also available via the Eskind Digital Library)
Epocrates Point of Care Medical Application (FREE version is acceptable and used in course). Smart phone/ tablet application.
 
GoodRX Point of Care (Free version) Smartphone/Tablet Application

Nurse practitioner prescribing reference (NPPR).  Available as smart phone/ tablet application or FREE web-access at www.empr.com      
6034: Adult Gerontology Primary Care I Leslie Hopkins DNP FNP-BC, ANP-BC Dunphy, L.M., Winland-Brown, J.E., Porter, B., Thomas, D. (2019) Primary Care: Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing. (5th ed.) F.A Davis Company. ISBN-10: 0803667183; ISBN-13: 978-0803667181. 
Securexam Remote Proctor (available through Vanderbilt at  Vanderbiltbrightspace.
remoteproctor.com  
 
6045: Professional Formation 1: Roles and Contexts for Advanced Nursing Practice S. Karp, PhD, RN, CPNP
A. Parrish, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FNAP

Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt E. (2015). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN-13: 978-1451190946
ISBN-10: 1451190948

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington DC:  American Psychological Association.
ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
ISBN-10: 1433950618

Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations, Skills, and Roles. Springer Publishing Co.
ISBN: 978-0-8261-2742-6
Excellent resource, edited by one of VUSN's very own faculty, with many chapters written by VUSN faculty, which also address the essential competencies we cover in the Professional Formation course series.

Tracy, M. F., & O'Grady, E. T. (2018). Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 6th ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Health Sciences.
ISBN: 9780323447706
Another excellent resource that addresses and defines the essential APN core competencies, along with specific content on multiple specialties

7305: Advanced Health Assessment Applications for Women's Health Nurse Practitioners G. Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC Carcio, H., & Secor, M. (2019). Advanced Health Assessment of Women, (4th Edition). Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780826124241  
7310: WOMEN'S HEALTH FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING T. Moore-Davis, PhD(c), CNM, FACNM Cunningham, G., et al. (2018). Williams' Obstetrics (25th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 978-1-2596-4432-0. [Full-text available online via Eskind Digital Library]

Gabbe, S. G., et al. (2017).

Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies (7th ed.). Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 978-1-3233-2108-2.  [Full-text available online via Eskind Digital Library]

Jordan, R. G., Farley, C. L., & Grace, K. T. (2018). Prenatal and postnatal care: A woman-centered approach (2nd ed.). Wiley Blackwell. ISBN: 978-1-1193-1834-7.

Schuiling, K. D., & Likis, F. E. (2017). Women's Gynecologic Health (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN: 978-1-2840-7602-8. [Limited to 3 concurrent users – full-text available online via Eskind Digital Library]

Hatcher, R. A., et al. (2019). Managing Contraception 2019-2020 (15th ed.). Ardent Media Inc. ISBN: 978-1-7329-8842-2

Hatcher, R. A. et al. (2018).

Contraceptive Technology (21st ed.). Ardent Media Inc. ISBN: 978-1-7320-5560-5

7395: Preceptorship in Women'sHealth G. Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC None

American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN-10: 1433805618, ISBN-13: 978-1433805615

Carcio, H., & Secor, M. (2015). Advanced Health Assessment of Women, (3rd Edition). Springer Publishing Company. ISBN: 9780826123084

McGarry and Tong. (2013) The 5-Minute Consult Clinical Companionto Women's Health. 2nd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 978-1- 4511-1654-0