Women’s Healthcare, the official journal of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH), delivers timely, relevant, evidence-based information to nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses who provide women’s and gender-related healthcare. Its focus on clinical practice, professional issues, and policy supports readers in providing the highest quality patient care and enhancing their professional development. The journal fosters inclusivity, diversity, and equity through its content, authors, and editorial advisory board members. Continuing education (CE) credits are available through participating in the CE activity included in each issue.
The journal is presented in a reader-friendly electronic format employing cutting-edge turn-page technology. Issues are deployed electronically bimonthly. Articles include click-through resources and are accessible via the web, electronic tablets, and smartphones. NPWH members receive printed copies of the journal as a membership benefit.
Every issue includes:

    • Four peer-reviewed clinical feature articles, including one CE activity
    • Message from Editor-in-chief Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP
    • A variety of short-form articles including On the case, Professional development, Policy and practice points, Commentary, Focus on sexual health, DNP projects: Spotlight on practice, and Clinical resources

Women’s Healthcare has a content focus that reflects the vision, mission, and inclusivity, diversity, and equity (IDE) statement of NPWH.

Vision: NPWH is the trusted champion and essential professional resource for women’s health nurse practitioners and all advanced practice registered nurses who provide women’s and gender-related healthcare. We value collaboration and build strong alliances with like-minded organizations and providers. The providers we serve are known experts in the primary, complex and specialty care of their patients, and are leaders and advocates in the advancement of healthcare toward a more just, healthy, and equitable world.

Mission: NPWH is the professional community for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses who provide women’s and gender-related healthcare. We set a standard of excellence by generating, translating, and promoting the latest research and evidence-based clinical guidance, providing high-quality continuing education, and advocating for patients, providers, and the WHNP profession. Our mission includes protecting and promoting a woman’s and all individuals’ right to make their own choices regarding their health and well-being within the context of their lived experience and their personal, religious, cultural, and family beliefs.

Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity Statement: NPWH is committed to increasing inclusivity, diversity, and equity in our organization, the WHNP profession, the women’s and gender-related healthcare field, and beyond. Our membership is composed of professionals representing diversity by, but not limited to, specialty area, educational background, race and ethnicity, age, geographic location, socioeconomic status, ability, gender and identity, sexual orientation, and personal beliefs. We actively seek to engage and amplify the voices that have historically been silenced, and ensure they are represented in our staff, leadership, and programming.

Women’s Healthcare is published by HealthCom Media. Revenue sources for the journal include advertising, subscription fees, financial support from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and unrestricted educational grants for continuing education articles.


Women’s Healthcare adheres to the principles stated in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines.
Publication Ethics Policies – Women’s Healthcare (npwomenshealthcare.com).