The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health was founded in 1980. Its mission is to ensure the provision of quality primary and specialty health care to women of all ages by women’s health nurse practitioners and other women’s health-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). NPWH seeks to improve women’s access to primary and specialty health care, increase women’s wellness and health outcomes, decrease health disparities affecting women, enhance women’s access to and knowledge of health resources, and protect and promote women’s rights to make choices regarding their health within the context of their personal belief systems.

NPWH serves APRNs nationally and internationally by providing education and resources to increase clinical competencies, advocating healthcare policies that support women and APRNs, collaborating with interprofessional strategic partners, mentoring the next generation of women’s health NPs and other women’s health-focused APRN leaders, and fostering evidence-based practice in women’s health through research.

This collection houses NPWH position statements, policy papers, and other NPWH authored documents. The goal is to support the mission of NPWH by sharing women’s health resources for best practice and evidence-based care to improve women’s health.

Learn more about NPWH: www.npwh.org

Recent Submissions

  • NPWH Position Statement on Cervical Cancer Screening 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (2018-05-08)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports a concerted effort to continue to improve cervical cancer screening rates and timely, appropriate follow-up and treatment when screening ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (2017-12-01)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) affirms each individual’s right to quality, evidence-based sexual and reproductive healthcare and encourages each individual to strive for a healthy ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (HealthCom Media, 2017-11)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health supports an intentional and concerted effort to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates—with the goal of ending cancers caused by HPV. All ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on HBOC Risk Assessment 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (2017-05-18)

    This item is part of a CNE course. The material is freely available in the Henderson Repository. The CNE course (and associated fee, if any) is not part of the Henderson Repository. To access the ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on Prevention and Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder Among Women Across the Lifespan 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (HealthCom Media, 2017-02)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) position statement on prevention and management of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) among women across the lifespan was approved by the ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on the Doctor of Nursing Practice for Women's Health Nurse Practitioners 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (HealthCom Media, 2016-08)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) position statement on the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) for women’s health nurse practitioners (WHNPs) was approved by the Board of Directors ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (HealthCom Media, 2016-11)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) position statement on prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies was approved by the Board of Directors August, 2016. NPWH recognizes the critical ...

  • NPWH Position Statement on Human Sex Trafficking 

    National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (2017-02-28)

    The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) position statement on human sex trafficking was approved by the Board of Directors January, 2017. NPWH recognizes the critical role of nurse ...