Online MSN To DNP

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


Nurses are passionate, dedicated caregivers and can apply these invaluable attributes in nurse leadership opportunities. Beyond medical experience you will be required to understand health policy, business, finance, technology, leadership, and leadership systems to succeed in these roles.

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s 100% online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice program covers all the relevant leadership topics, while also teaching you to lead in the spirit of aloha — kindness, grace, unity, humility, and patience. At HPU, you will gain a deeper understanding of transcultural care, preparing you to serve every person and community.

100% online coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

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

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Earn your MSN to DNP in as few as 20 months

Student support

Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

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Diverse network of students representing 50 states and 100+ countries

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Transfer up to 12 credits


  • Prepare for career advancement and increase your earning potential
  • Learn to use the latest research to make informed decisions about healthcare management
  • Build a solid foundation in health informatics
  • Strengthen your understanding of health policy and policy creation
  • Advance your understanding of transcultural care delivery

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 (