Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing

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As the landscape of advanced practice nursing changes, Liberty University is poised to help you take advantage of new opportunities with its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Nurses in this program learn to translate evidence-based research into practice to improve patient safety and quality of care. They also develop the ability to lead inter professional teams driving innovations to improve health care, systems, and policies through classes taught from a Christian worldview.  Two pathways:  Post MSN DNP and Post BSN DNP/FNP

Post - MSN DNP

The Post-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) to DNP pathway enrolls nurse leaders, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists. Courses in this pathway are offered in an online cohort model with some required residency and practicums. Practicum hours may be available in your area if approved through your state approval process


The Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to DNP pathway incorporates additional clinical training so that students who complete the program are eligible to take a national certification examination as a family nurse practitioner. The Post-BSN to DNP is offered in a residential format with online courses and practicums. This program is available only in residence at our campus in Lynchburg, Va.

The Certification boards for Family Nurse Practitioners are:

Program Learning Outcomes

  •  Integrate nursing science, research, theory, and scholarship into advanced practice nursing.
  • Design effective health care environments to improve quality, cost-effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Apply evidence and clinical scholarship to support clinical/systems decision making, policy and advocacy
  • Utilize information systems and technology to support decision making and improve outcomes.
  • Extend knowledge of clinical prevention, population health and policy through application of evidence and collaboration with stakeholders and professionals.
  • Apply evidence-based advanced clinical decision making and culturally competent care to individuals, families and populations.
  • Integrate the Christian world view into the delivery of care of diverse populations.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Handbook

Degree Completion Plans


Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Liberty University. 

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.


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