Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

Program Information

Janie Daddario

Meet the Program Director

Anne Moore, DNP, APN, FAANP
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Anne Moore is Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing where she developed the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program in 1992.  She is dual certified in women’s and adult health and has maintained an active practice in Nashville, TN since 1986.

A member of numerous professional organizations, Anne is the past chair of the board of directors for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.  She is widely published and is an invited speaker nationally and internationally on women’s health topics. She is the editor for Updates in Clinical Medicine, an associate editor for the Journal Watch for Women’s Health and OBG Management, and is an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing.

Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Anne has served on numerous task forces, developing standards of practice for advance practice nursing.  Additionally, she has received several national awards for excellence in practice.

Anne Moore was recently named Program Director for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt. 


The Vanderbilt Difference

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing is one of the largest in the country, yet ours is a close-knit group of students, faculty and alumni. Our faculty are practitioners who maintain involvement in women’s health national organizations to assure up-to-date knowledge and a voice in the standards development. We bring into our classroom experts in obstetrics, gynecology, fertility and other areas of women’s health – practicing experts from Vanderbilt Medical Center and other local women’s health entities. Our faculty get to know our students personally, and we make every effort to customize your clinical experiences to your particular women’s health interests.


Areas of Focus

To prepare you as a specialist in the field of women’s health, our WHNP program covers these and other areas of focus:

  • Abortion counseling
  • Gynecological bleeding/pain
  • Breast health
  • Common primary care of women
  • Contraception
  • Domestic violence
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Infertility
  • Nutrition
  • Preconception care
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Well-woman exams

WHNP Program Faculty

Vanderbilt School of Nursing faculty in the WHNP program are active in practice and active on the state and national level in women’s health specialty organizations. They are well published and nationally known, yet they remain involved in the local community and committed to building strong relationships with our students:


Anne Moore, DNP, APN, FAANP
Ginny Moore, DNP, WHNP-BC
Janie Daddario, MSN, WHNP/ANP-BC

Dual-Focus Program Expands Scope of Practice

Vanderbilt School of Nursing also offers a dual-focus Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner/Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program that expands the Scope of Practice for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners. WHNPs who also want to meet the primary health care needs of all adults across the lifespan often choose this dual certification.


MSN Program for BSN Certificate-Prepared
WHNPs Who Live at a Distance

Are you a BSN Certificate-Prepared Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who wants to complete the Master of Science in Nursing degree without relocating or giving up your employment? We offer a one calendar year program in a flexible format that may be right for you. Learn more. Due to State Boards of Nursing and/or State Higher Educational rules, the School may not be able to provide clinical placements in your location of choice, but every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your placement request.