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. Have you completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree?
Have you completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree?


The health care system is facing several challenges, including the rising number of Americans living with chronic illness. According to the CDC, 6 in 10 people live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes, while 4 in 10 adults have two or more chronic conditions.* Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners can help patients in critical situations, manage their conditions once stable, and educate them on living a healthier lifestyle.

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s MSN-AGACNP program prepares you to specialize in acute care through hands-on learning in applied practice, with a focus on caring for a variety of populations, including vulnerable, at-risk individuals. HPU embeds transcultural awareness into all nursing programs, giving graduates a truly holistic understanding of patient care.

100% online coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

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Small classes with accessible faculty who care about your well-being

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Prepare to pass the ANCC’s AGACNP certification exam on your first attempt

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Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

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Earn your MSN-AGACNP in as few as 28 months

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Transfer up to 12 credits

With an MSN-AGACNP from HPU, you can:

  • Prepare for career advancement and increase your earning potential
  • Learn to use the latest research to make informed decisions about critical treatments
  • Gain greater autonomy to directly influence patient health outcomes
  • Prepare to assess, diagnose, and treat patients in a variety of health settings
  • Deliver transcultural care to patients from diverging backgrounds

Recognized as one of the top Regional Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report

Ranked among the top 8% of private universities for graduates’ income mobility for 2017 (New York Times)

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Named the Best Online College in Hawai‘i for return on investment (OnlineU, 2020)

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Accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC/WSCUC)

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Hawai‘i Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (