Online Master of Science in Nursing

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Take a holistic approach to creating patient-centered change

Beyond preparing you for advanced leadership, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) can equip you with the skills needed to thrive in your unique area of practice. The online MSN-NP program at Hawai‘i Pacific University is designed for BSN-credentialed registered nurses seeking greater independence and decision-making power to shape the direction of patient treatment.

Students in the online MSN-NP program at HPU gain clinical experience that they can immediately apply to their careers in settings that span rural clinics, urban hospitals, private practices, urgent care centers, community organizations, and more. Through evidence-based coursework and hands-on practicums, you’ll emerge better prepared to care for patients anywhere in the world.

100% online coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

Choose from 3 concentrations: FNP, PMHNP, or AGACNP

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Quality to sit for national nurse practitioner licensure exams

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Earn your MSN-NP in as few as 28 months

100% first-time pass rate on FNP and AGACNP licensing exams in 2019*

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Transfer up to 12 credits

*Based on HPU’s on-campus NP exam pass rates

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Provide primary care services to patients across their lifespan

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Deliver a wide range of mental health services to patients of all ages

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Treat adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with acute, chronic illness

With an MSN-NP from HPU, you can:

  • Prepare for career advancement and increase your earning potential
  • Learn to use the latest research to make informed decisions about care delivery
  • Gain greater autonomy to directly influence patient health outcomes
  • Obtain prescriptive authority in many states

Member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

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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 (

Member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

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

Participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to offer distance education in member states