MSN-AGACNP

Congrats Grads!

Fall 2017 Graduates

Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Graduate students - best wishes on your next adventure! (Left to right: Kristin Cootey, Tam “TC” Tran, Sinead “Shy” Healey, Kendra Spaulding, AGACNP program coordinator, Kristyn Boss, Linda Nosaka, Chelsie Miyao, Jon Felarca). 

MSN-AGACNP

HPU’s MSN-AGACNP program prepares students to become critical-care experts as adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners (AGACNPs). With a flexible schedule that includes core courses, practicums, and capstone options, MSN-AGACNP students have the opportunity to enhance the communities around them while becoming the next generation of healthcare leaders.

As Hawaii’s first MSN-AGACNP program, we proudly feature faculty experienced in a variety of settings including medical-surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, operating room, surgical intensive care, internal medicine, and ambulatory care. This allows students to develop their specialization in acute care through hands-on learning in applied practice settings.

MSN-AGACNP program features:

  • Multiple clinical experiences in a variety of settings, with over 600 total clinical hours
  • Clinical placements throughout Oahu’s network of premier medical institutions
  • Faculty-guided academic and clinical experience, including a Capstone clinical course
  • Expert Nurse Practitioners that provide clinical preceptorship education
  • Focused discussion groups to improve cognitive understanding
  • Supplemental clinical training via simulation labs in HPU’s Experiential Learning Center
  • Flexible program with a mix of both in-class learning and online courses

 

MSN-AGACNP program outcomes:

  • Eligibility to sit for the national certification test from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Direct experience in varied and comprehensive clinical settings, with exposure to a wide array of inpatient and specialty care services

Sample Pre-Requisite Core Courses

  • NUR 6000 – Advanced Practice Roles in Diverse Society
  • NUR 6010 – Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NUR 6015 – Health Care Policy and Program Planning
  • NUR 6020 – Advanced Nursing Research
  • NUR 6025 – Applied Drug Therapies for the APRN
  • NUR 6030 – Advanced Physical Assessment

 

Sample MSN-AGACNP Program Track

  • NUR 6980 – Fundamentals of Acute Care I
  • NUR 6982 – Clinical Decision Making
  • NUR 6983 – Acute Care II
  • NUR 6984 – Practicum I
  • NUR 6985 – Acute Care III
  • NUR 6986 – Practicum II
  • NUR 6987 – Practicum III
  • NUR 7000 - Capstone

Individuals wishing to apply to the MSN-AGACNP program are required to submit:

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Hawaii RN License
  • Resume
  • $50 Application Fee
  • For additional requirements click here

For more information, please contact the Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator Kendra Spaulding

 

Email:  kspaulding@hpu.edu

Phone: (808) 236-5872

Experience multiple clinical experiences in a variety of settings:

• General Surgery • Intensive Care Units • Cardiology • Neurology • Internal Medicine • Trauma • Gastroenterology • Pain and Palliative Care • Rapid Response Teams and more inpatient services

 

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.