Post Master Certificate Programs

POST-MASTER’S ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

The Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GACNP) track is an option track of the MSN program that prepares the successful graduate to sit for the national board exam for the A-GACNP credential required for licensure. This track focuses on the role, function, and utilization of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in providing acute care for the adult and gerontologic patient populations.

Program Requirements:

This certificate program is designed for nurses with a previous master’s degree in nursing who are seeking to expand their roles via nurse practitioner certification, A master’s prepared nurse professionally certified in one of the three practicum components (adult, pediatrics, or women’s health) of the family nurse practitioner program would receive credit for previous completion of the equivalent course and practicum and who meet the admission requirements for the graduate program in nursing. The 27 FNP credits are the same as the FNP Concentration credits, minus the NUR 7000 capstone Professional paper. Graduate level Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Physical Assessment and Roles in a Diverse Society or their equivalent within the past five years. Applicants may be admitted without these prerequisites but will be required to complete them prior to beginning practicum studies.

POST-MASTER’S FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATE

The MSN FNP Program is fully accredited, and graduates are eligible for the national FNP credentialing exam with either AANP or ANCC. This certificate allows nurses with a master’s degree in nursing from accredited schools recognized by the nursing organizations to reestablish as a family nurse practitioner without completing another master’s degree. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 

This certificate program is designed for nurses with a previous master’s degree in nursing who are seeking to expand their roles via a nurse practitioner certification. A master’s prepared nurse professionally certified in one of the three practicum components (adult, pediatrics, or women’s health) of the family nurse practitioner program would receive credit for previous completion of the equivalent course and practicum, and must also meet the admission requirements for the graduate program in nursing. The 27 FNP credits are the same as the FNP Concentration credits, minus the NUR 7000 capstone professional paper.

The Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, Master's degree in nursing and Post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Hawai‘i Pacific University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.