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