Welcome to HPU Nursing

Helping people is at the heart of our profession. At HPU’s Nursing program, we help students develop the skills they need to become exceptional nurses and lifelong learners who are committed to humanitarian service. That begins in the rich, multicultural environment of Hawai‘i, where you’ll learn to think critically and engage with many diverse perspectives in the classroom and clinical settings. This hands-on knowledge prepares you to practice confidently in the ever-changing healthcare industry, so you can go forth and improve people’s lives anywhere in the world.

HPU Launches DNP Program

The Nursing Department is thrilled to announce its new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, available to students as of Fall 2017. The DNP program is designed for master’s-prepared nurses who are seeking a doctoral degree.

The program, which is approved by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WASC Senior), is a practice-based doctoral program that prepares expert clinicians to develop, implement, and evaluate nursing practice using research knowledge and methods to improve patient and population-based care. Students will learn from faculty reflecting an interdisciplinary approach and team focus of health care delivery. The curricula is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essential of Doctor in Nursing Practice Education (2011).

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 is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791