Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course

The Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course is one of our newest on-line, on-demand courses that the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School has developed and offers to registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). This on-line course has two modules - (1) Menopause and (2) Osteoporosis.

The Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course will provide the learner with an overview of the latest medications that are commonly prescribed for women across the lifespan. The information will be linked to the newest guidelines on a variety of women's health conditions and implications for nursing practice and policy will be included. 

The focus will be on the pharmacology and latest guidelines on medications used for women who are either having symptoms while transitioning through menopause. The course will also have information about the latest guidelines for these medications. Evidence based interventions to provide support for women making decisions about these two classes of medications will be presented.

Why take the course?

  • Nurses are an important source of health information for women
  • Nurses caring for women in the clinical setting can use this information while teaching or counseling menopausal women
  • The information and skills obtained from this program will help nurses to assess, educate, and help women with decision making


This course is for registered nurses and nurse practitioners

Details and structure

The materials are contained within the presentation. Full references & resources provide a way to obtain further readings. There is no textbook associated with the offering.

Cost: $25 

Duration: 2 hours 

Contract hours: 2 (1 hour in pharmacology)

University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Graduate School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Meet the Instructor

Rosemary Theroux 

Rosemary Theroux - The Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course  Instructor

Rosemary Theroux, PhD, WHNP-BC, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings (private practice, clinic) for over 25 years. She is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Worcester, where she teaches a women’s health course. She has conducted and published research in the area of women’s self-care decision-making, women’s health practices in Africa, and teaching students through the use of standardized patients. She is a reviewer for several nursing journals. Dr. Theroux has a special interest in Global women’s health. Along with other members of a non-profit group, she has developed a primary care setting with women’s health services in Ghana, Africa.