Online BSN to DNP-FNP

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Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The United States is predicted to face a shortage of between 54,100 and 139,000 physicians, in both primary and specialty care areas, by 2033.* This shortage is worse in rural communities, where more than 50 million people live but only 9% of the nation's physicians practice. The imbalance between number of patients and available doctors has created an unprecedented demand for nurse practitioners.

The online BSN-DNP with a concentration in family medicine at Hawai‘i Pacific University prepares you to skillfully and confidently operate at the highest levels of family nursing practice. You’ll be immersed in our philosophy of holistic care across culturally diverse communities, preparing you to work more effectively with all populations. Additionally, as a DNP-credentialed nurse you’ll have the understanding and preparation to work effectively in nurse leadership roles.

*Fierce Healthcare

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

Online Coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

Class size

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

Cert exam

Prepare to pass ANCC and AANP certification exams on your first attempt


Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

Earn your degree

Earn your MSN and DNP in under 4 years

Transfer credits

Up to 12 transfer credits accepted

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

Why earn your DNP with HPU?

Fit classes around work and family

HPU’s online DNP program is designed for working students, which means class scheduling is flexible.

Build versatile skills

Through core courses, specialized electives, and more than 1,000 clinical hours, HPU BSN-DNP students develop a strong foundation in advanced practice nursing that translates to a variety of family practice settings and leadership opportunities.

Collaborate with experienced faculty

HPU DNP faculty are leaders at the local, national, and global levels. Not only are they actively practicing clinicians, also doctorally educated, scholars, researchers, and skilled change agents.

Experience unrivaled student support

HPU faculty care about your well-being and are fiercely dedicated to your success from day one to long after graduation.