An Online DNP for Passionate Nurse Leaders

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As a nurse, patient advocacy is a focus of your daily practice

At Hawai‘i Pacific University, student advocacy is the focus of our educational process. You will experience patient advocacy modeling at the student, cultural, and community levels. You are in good hands. You will study under passionate medical practitioners and dedicated doctoral-level educators.

The HPU online Doctor of Nursing program is a student-centric blend of professional knowledge, compassionate care, and community awareness. You will experience an education rich in humanity beyond oneself. We prepare you to be an advanced practitioner — ready to serve every person and community.

100% online coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

small class size

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

Student support

Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

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Earn your BSN-DNP in as few as 34-44 months*

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Earn your MSN to DNP in as few as 20 months

student transfer

Transfer up to 12 credits

*Full-time students take 34 months and part-time students take 44 months to complete the program.

BSN–DNP Path

For BSN-credentialed nurses interested in earning their DNP

View BSN–DNP Program

MSN–DNP Path

For MSN-credentialed nurses interested in earning their DNP

View MSN–DNP Program

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

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Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

Online DNP admission requirements

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice

Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from a nationally accredited college university
  • Application and application fee
  • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
  • U.S. unencumbered state RN license
  • Undergraduate statistics and/or research course is required
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal interview (by invitation) via phone or video conference prior to admittance

Online Master of Science in Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice

Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

  • Application and application fee
  • 3.0 GPA from graduate degree preferred
  • U.S. state RN license
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • MSN with national certification in chosen field of study (with at least 500 APRN practicum hours to meet minimum program requirement of 1,000 hours)
  • Prerequisite or transfer of equivalent coursework in statistics is required