Online MSN Curriculum

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MSN Curriculum

Students in Hawai‘i Pacific University’s online MSN program can 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 AdultGerontology 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: 45 credits

$975 per credit hour

$43,875 total tuition

PMHNP: 48 credits

$975 per credit hour

$46,800 total tuition

AGACNP: 46 credits

$975 per credit hour

$44,850 total tuition

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

Core Courses

NUR 6000 Introduction to Advanced Practice Roles 3 Credits
NUR 6010 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 Credits
NUR 6015 Health Care Policy and Program Planning 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
NUR 7000 Project Proposal Paper 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
NUR 7000 Project Proposal Paper 3 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
NUR 7000 Project Proposal Paper 3 Credits

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An evidence-based approach to advanced nursing education

Courses in the HPU MSN program are built around the nationally recognized MSN Essentials set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

Advanced Clinical Practice

Gain the knowledge, skills, and judgment to independently provide direct patient care, incorporating assessment, diagnosis, and treatment across the lifespan.

Evidence-Based Practice

Synthesize the evidence-based practice guidelines, critical thinking, and reflection to provide appropriate care as the foundation to practice.

Transformational Leadership

Demonstrate change-focused leadership in the nursing profession.

Professionalism/Ethics

Practice as an independent provider ethically bound to operate within the guidelines, standards, and scope of practice.

Quality Improvement and Safety

Integrate current evidence to improve the quality of clinical practice and promote safe care.

Health Care Informatics

Incorporate knowledge of clinical support tools to assist in charting, decision-making, research, and scholarship.

Health Policy and Advocacy

Appraise the interdependence of health policy to act as an advocate of policy that promotes access to care, equity, quality, and cost efficiency.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Collaboratively practice with other professionals in the health care system.

Transcultural Care

Maximize patient health and well-being within the parameters of patients’ cultural traditions and beliefs.