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
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
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Designed for nurses seeking an advanced practice role caring for adult and elderly patients with acute, chronic illness
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).