Online Post-Master's Certificate Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

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Post-Master’s Certificate Curriculum

Students in Hawai‘i Pacific University’s online Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program specialize their certificates by selecting a practice area that appeals to their interests and career goals: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). Each concentration’s curriculum takes a holistic approach to creating patient-centered change and prepares students to sit for national certification exams in their chosen specialty.

PMC-FNP: 24 credits

$1,025 per credit hour

$24,600 total tuition

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PMC-PMHNP: 27 credits

$1,025 per credit hour

$27,675 total tuition

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PMC-AGACNP: 25 credits

$1,025 per credit hour

$25,625 total tuition

View PMC-AGACNP Program

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

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Courses (24 credits)

NUR 6960 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Children 3 Credits
NUR 6961 Practicum I 3 Credits
NUR 6962 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Women 3 Credits
NUR 6963 Practicum II 3 Credits
NUR 6964 Episodic Conditions in Primary Care 3 Credits
NUR 6965 Practicum III 3 Credits
NUR 6966 Chronic Conditions in Primary Care 3 Credits
NUR 6967 Practicum IV 3 Credits

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate Courses (27 credits)

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

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Certificate Courses (25 credits)

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

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A Competency-Based Education for Advanced-Level Nursing Practice

The online Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing curriculum has been aligned with the Standards for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education.

Advanced Clinical Practice

Demonstrate and apply the knowledge, skill, and judgment to provide independent, direct patient care that incorporates assessment, diagnosis, and treatment across the life span in a variety of settings.

Evidence-Based Practice

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

Transformational Leadership

Demonstrate transformational leadership in the nursing profession.


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 decision support tools to assist in charting, decision-making, research, and scholarship.

Health Policy and Advocacy

Act as an advocate for policy that promotes access to care, equity, and cost-effectiveness.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Collaborate with other professionals in the health care system.

Transcultural Care

Maximize the patient’s well-being within his or her own cultural traditions and beliefs.