Gender and Sexuality Health Justice Concentration
The Gender and Sexuality Health Justice concentration is designed to educate current MSN students in their specialty years about the health disparities of LGBTQI+ patients through a racial and economic justice lens.
Students are taught about LGBTQI+ primary care, gender affirming surgery and hormonal care, substance use, trauma informed care, HIV care, global equity, fertility and reproductive care, disability justice, intersex health, and clinical care and health assessment in LGBTQI+ communities.
The concentration is open to students in the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Primary Care, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialties.
All students in this concentration are required to enroll in Gender and Sexuality Health Justice: Introduction to Health Disparities in LGBTQI+ People (NURS 6180), Gender and Sexuality Health Justice: Specialized Primary Care of LGBTQI+ Patients and Communities (NURS 6200), and a clinical conference course (NURS 6202). Students may elect to enroll in the didactic courses only without applying to the concentration.
Concentration Coordinator: Nathan Levitt
Questions or for more information, please contact:
Nathan Levitt, FNP-BC, MSN, RN, BSN, MA
Nathan has been teaching LGBTQ healthcare to nursing and medical schools around the country for over 20 years. Nathan’s clinical practice includes working as a clinician at Folx Health, a digital healthcare service provider providing customized medical plans for the LGBTQ community. He has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the gender affirming surgery program at NYU Langone Health where he provided education, preoperative, and postoperative care for transgender patients seeking gender affirmation surgery, as well as providing hormone therapy. Nathan was in the first New York State Family Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program and became the Director of Transgender Care at Community Healthcare Network (CHN).