Admission Requirements

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

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  • 78 credit hours
  • 2015-2016 Tuition: $570 per credit hour
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  • $50 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Graduate of nationally accredited School of Nursing (NLNAC or CCNE)
  • Earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Master of Science Degree in Nursing (for students seeking DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner specialty certification)
  • Verification of unencumbered registered nurse license without sanctions actual, past or pending issued in the Commonwealth of Virginia. If licensed in advanced practice nursing specialty (must have unencumbered license)
  • Verification of professional certification ONLY if student has an advanced practice certification
  • 3.0 GPA or above in most current nursing program completed (BSN or MSN)
  • 3 letters of recommendation: academic professor, professional physician or nurse manager, personal-pastor, colleague, or friend
  • Curriculum Vita or Resume
  • 2 years of professional nursing experience
  • Graduate Biostatics course along with Undergrad Statistics, Research Methods, and Health Assessment courses
  • Writing sample (not to exceed 3,000 words). Discussing introduction and worldview, professional experience/goals and vision for personal practice including scholarly project
  • Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope)
  • American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, Health Provider with AED
  • Interview with nursing faculty (in person, telephone, or electronic) note: Only extended to selected applicants
  • Self-Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admission requirements for international students

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