Online BSN to DNP

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Nursing requires both expertise and humanity

The current demand for advance practice nurses is unprecedented, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting employment for nurse practitioners to grow 45% from 2019 to 2029. Staying true to island culture and kuleana, meaning responsibility and concern for all people, Hawai‘i Pacific University has designed a 100% online BSN to DNP program to help passionate registered nurses earn a terminal degree and prepare for advance practice nursing in as few as 34-44 months*.

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

Note: Upon completion of our BSN to DNP program, the DNP degree will be awarded. This program does not lead to the MSN degree.


The online BSN-DNP program at Hawai‘i Pacific offers three in-demand concentrations to choose from:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Designed for nurses who want to provide primary care services to patients across their lifespan

View BSN to DNP-FNP Program

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Designed for nurses interested in providing advanced care and a wide range of mental health services to patients of all ages

View BSN to DNP-PMHNP Program

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Designed for nurses seeking an advanced practice role caring for adult and elderly patients with acute, chronic illness

View BSN to DNP-AGACNP Program

100% online coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

small class size

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

exam sheet

Prepare to pass nurse practitioner certification exams on your first attempt

Student support

Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

Uniquely flexible matriculation path, allowing you to complete courses as desired

student transfer

Transfer up to 12 credits

An evidence-based approach to advanced nursing education

Courses in the HPU BSN to DNP program are built around the nationally recognized Essentials set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

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