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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

COVID-19 has overwhelmed hospital systems and other inpatient settings, leading to a surge in demand for critical care nurses. As of early 2021, more than 75% of intensive care hospital beds were occupied nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.* Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners play a pivotal role in treating adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients diagnosed with coronavirus and other complex illnesses.

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s MSN-AGACNP students develop their specialization in acute care through hands-on learning in applied practice, with a focus on caring for vulnerable, at-risk populations. Under the guidance of HPU’s expert faculty, you’ll be exposed to a wide array of inpatient and specialty care services in medical and reconstructive surgery, operating room care, surgical intensive care, internal medicine, and ambulatory care, among others.

*COVID-19 Reported Patient Impact and Hospital Capacity by Facility


Length: 28 months

Credits: 46 credits

Upcoming Start Date:
August 26, 2024

Online Coursework

100% online coursework with mobile-friendly delivery

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

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Prepare to pass the ANCC’s AGACNP certification exam on your first attempt

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Dedicated student support from first contact through graduation

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Earn your MSN-AGACNP in as few as 28 months

student transfer

Transfer up to 12 credits

Why earn your MSN-AGACNP with HPU?

Fit classes around work and family

HPU’s online MSN-AGACNP program is designed for working professionals, which means class scheduling is flexible and convenient.

Prepare for licensure as a nurse practitioner

Qualify to sit for the national AGACNP licensing exam administered by the ANCC. HPU MSN students had a 100% first-time pass rate on the ANCC’s AGACNP certification exam in 2019.*

Learn from experienced faculty

HPU’s MSN-AGACNP faculty are leaders at the local, national, and global levels. Not only are they actively practicing clinicians, they’re also doctorally educated scholars, researchers, and skilled change agents.

Build versatile skills

Through a combination of core courses, specialized electives, and more than 600 clinical hours, HPU MSN-AGACNP students develop a strong foundation in advanced practice nursing that translates to a variety of acute care settings.

*Based on HPU’s on-campus NP exam pass rates