Online BSN to DNP Curriculum

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BSN to DNP Curriculum

Students in Hawai‘i Pacific University’s online BSN to DNP program are able to tailor their degree by selecting a practice area that appeals to their interests and career goals: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP).

Each concentration takes a holistic approach to creating patient-centered change. Students start the program by completing six core courses before taking a series of specialized electives specific to their chosen concentration.

FNP: 75 credits

$975 per credit hour

$73,125 total tuition

AGACNP: 76 credits

$975 per credit hour

$74,100 total tuition

PMHNP: 78 credits

$975 per credit hour

$76,050 total tuition

Students may transfer up to 12 eligible credits from another college or university into HPU’s online BSN-DNP program.

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Core Courses

NUR 6000 Introduction to Advanced Practice Roles 3 Credits
NUR 6010 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits
NUR 6020 Advanced Nursing Research 3 Credits
NUR 6025 Advanced Pharmacology 3 Credits
NUR 6030 Advanced Physical Assessment 3 Credits

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program Curriculum

At the conclusion of the program, FNP students will have completed a total of 504 clinical hours:

  • NUR 6961 Practicum I: Child – 126 clinical hours
  • NUR 6963 Practicum II: Women’s – 126 clinical hours
  • NUR 6965 Practicum III: Adult – 126 clinical hours
  • NUR 6967 Practicum IV: Geriatric – 126 clinical hours
NUR 6960 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Children 3 Credits
NUR 6961 Practicum I: Child 3 Credits
NUR 6962 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Women 3 Credits
NUR 6963 Practicum II: Women’s 3 Credits
NUR 6964 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Adults 3 Credits
NUR 6965 Practicum III: Adult 3 Credits
NUR 6966 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of the Geriatric Adult 3 Credits
NUR 6967 Practicum IV: Geriatric 3 Credits

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program Curriculum

At the conclusion of the program, PMHNP students will have completed a total of 630 clinical hours:

  • NUR 6971 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I Practicum – 210 clinical hours
  • NUR 6973 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II Practicum – 210 clinical hours
  • NUR 6975 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III Practicum – 210 clinical hours
NUR 6026 Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan 3 Credits
NUR 6970 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I  3 Credits
NUR 6971 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I Practicum 5 Credits
NUR 6972 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II  3 Credits
NUR 6973 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II Practicum 5 Credits
NUR 6974 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III   3 Credits
NUR 6975 Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III Practicum 5 Credits

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program Curriculum

At the conclusion of the program, AGACNP students will have completed a total of 630 clinical hours:

  • NUR 6984 AGACNP Practicum I – 126 clinical hours
  • NUR 6986 AGACNP Practicum II – 252 clinical hours
  • NUR 6987 AGACNP Practicum III – 252 clinical hours
NUR 6980 Fundamentals of Acute Care I 3 Credits
NUR 6982 Advanced Clinical Decision Making 3 Credits
NUR 6983 Fundamentals of Acute Care II 3 Credits
NUR 6984 AGACNP Practicum I 3 Credits
NUR 6985 Fundamentals of Acute Care III 1 Credit
NUR 6986 AGACNP Practicum II  6 Credits
NUR 6987 AGACNP Practicum III 6 Credits

DNP Courses

NUR 8000 Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Nursing 3 Credits
NUR 8010 Leadership and Systems Management 3 Credits
NUR 8020 Informatics and Technology for Advanced Practice 3 Credits
NUR 8030 Optimizing Quality in Health Care Systems 3 Credits
NUR 8040 Business and Finance Essentials for the DNP 3 Credits
NUR 8050 Development and Implementation of Health Care Policy 3 Credits
NUR 8060 Essential Competencies for Nurse Educators 3 Credits
NUR 8070 Clinical Scholarship and Scholarly Writing 3 Credits
NUR 8080 Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice 3 Credits
NUR 9010 Doctoral Project I: Development 3 Credits
NUR 9020 Doctoral Project II: Implementation 3 Credits
NUR 9030 Doctoral Project III: Data Analysis and Dissemination 3 Credits