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

Pursue your passion. Grow your impact. Change lives.

Excelling as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner requires a skill set unlike any other.

You need the expertise to provide specialized treatment for patients with a wide range of unique mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. More important, it takes compassion, empathy and dedication to care for some of our society’s most vulnerable populations.

Earning an online MSN-PMHNP from Hawai‘i Pacific University can prepare you to thrive in this role.

Learn to deliver transcultural care in the spirit of aloha.

At HPU, we share your commitment to humanitarian service. It’s represented in our university’s core values of PONO (meaning righteous, honest, and moral), KULEANA (concern for all interests, property, and people) and ALOHA (love, kindness, grace, and unity).

We pride ourselves on our multicultural community and we’ve built our nursing program around creating an equitable, inclusive learning environment — one that allows you to think critically and engage with many diverse perspectives in the online classroom and in clinical settings.

By completing HPU’s online MSN-PMHNP program, you can be well-positioned to grow in your career as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and make a positive impact on the lives of your patients every day.

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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Prepare to pass ANCC certification exams on your first attempt

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Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

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Earn your MSN-PMHNP in as few as 28 months

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Transfer up to 12 credits

With an MSN-PMHNP from HPU, you can:

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