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Help and heal in the spirit of aloha

Health care professionals encounter patients from all walks of life, and nurses are no exception. The online Master of Science in Nursing program at HPU mirrors this diversity and is rooted in the spirit of place and community that defines our culturally rich island.

HPU’s online MSN degree is designed for BSN-educated registered nurses looking for career advancement, personal fulfillment, and the independence to more directly influence patient outcomes. Three starts are offered throughout the year, allowing you to begin the program when it’s most convenient.

We’re deeply committed to making a positive difference in the world. So are our nursing students. As a valued member of the HPU family, you’ll learn to deliver transcultural care in the spirit of aloha, or “love, kindness, grace, and unity.” HPU MSN graduates embody this Hawaiian value in their communities and workplaces, leading by compassionate example in an increasingly global society.

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Length: 28 months
Total Credits: 45 – 48 credits

 Application Deadline:
Fall: 7/17/2023

Upcoming Start Date:
Fall: 8/23/2023


100% online coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

small class size

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

Choose from 3 concentrations and prepare for national NP licensure

Student support

Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

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Earn your MSN-NP in as few as 28 months

student transfer

Transfer up to 12 credits

Customize your MSN with one of three in-demand concentrations

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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

View MSN–FNP Program

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  (PMHNP)

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

View MSN–PMHNP Program

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

Designed for nurses who wish to treat patients with acute, chronic illness

View MSN-AGACNP Program

Member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, post-graduate APRN certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Hawai‘i Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

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Accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC/WSCUC)

Participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to offer distance education in member states

HPU’s convenient MSN-FNP program afforded me the opportunity to further my education and career, a dream that has become a reality. Their professional and nurturing environment provides an outstanding foundation for graduates to pursue fulfilling and successful careers.”

Mai Kinimaka
HPU MSN-FNP Graduate

Online MSN admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited university
  • 3.0 GPA from undergraduate degree preferred
  • U.S. state RN license
  • Undergraduate statistics course is required
  • Application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Statement of purpose