Women’s health nurse practitioners (NPs) provide comprehensive care to women, supporting their general health across the lifespan. They also provide sexual and reproductive health care to men.
We prepare our graduates for practice with an emphasis on reproductive, gynecologic, and well-women health and to understand how psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual influences may affect women’s health.
Women’s health NPs work in hospitals, community health centers, private practices, managed care settings, schools, and universities. They provide the following services:
Breast and GYN oncology
Our women’s health nurse practitioners also conduct research, serve as case managers, and educate patients, groups, communities, and health care professionals.
Allyssa Harris is a certified women's health nurse practitioner and her research focuses on adolescent sexual risk behaviors, media influences, urban health, and health care disparities. She currently provides women's health care at Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center and has held positions at Symmes Hospital and Cambridge Hospital.