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School of Nursing

Where Art Meets Science


Positively Impacting Our World
Through the Art and Science of Nursing.

A Christian Nursing Education

Choose a career in the highly marketable field of nursing and use your degree to impact individuals, communities, and nations. In the Liberty University School of Nursing (LUSON), you can get your bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral nursing degrees in residential and/or online formats.

Registered Nursing .org ranks Liberty as one of the best nursing schools in Virginia for 2023. See the top 20 ranked Nursing schools.

LUSON blends the art of caring with the expertise of science and research, giving you a holistic approach to the nursing field. Here, you’ll be taught how to care for your patients physically as well as tend to their mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Learn more about the LUSON Mission, Philosophy, and Purpose.

Graduates are known for their clinical competence, strong work ethic, and heartfelt compassion. This is a reflection of Liberty’s commitment to instilling Christian virtues and a desire to serve in the life of every nursing student.

Learn from a credentialed and experienced staff who share your passion for the field of nursing and your love for Jesus Christ. And through our Simulation Center, fully accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, you’ll gain the confidence you need through simulation events with high fidelity simulators, standardized patients, and skill trainers.

Get Hands-On Learning in Our Simulation Center

Actively participate in hands-on, high-fidelity simulation with the help of experienced faculty who are dedicated to increasing safety and competence in the clinical experience.

Featured Nursing Faculty

School of Nursing Facts & Figures


Clinical group average class size


FNP pass rate for the last 5 years


BSN program offers 600 clinical hours while Virginia only requires 500


NCLEX-RN pass rate compared to the national level of 86.57% in 2020


Retention rate for residential students academic year 2021

School of Nursing Events

Get up-to-date information on LUSON latest events like:

  • Student Meet & Greets
  • Nursing Career & Graduate School Fairs
  • Nursing Doctoral & Graduate Studies Open House
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) Events
  • High School Nurse Camp

Nursing Alumni

Serving others, creating change, and improving the healthcare of our nation: LUSON alumni are practicing nursing with confident, competent, and compassionate care.

Our alumni are caring for those most in need here and around the world.

Our graduate alumni are leading organizations both in the acute care and community settings and in the educational arena. Their leadership is impacting nursing practice, nursing education, and the healthcare industry.

Samantha Wilkins-Copeland

“This degree allowed me the opportunity to work as the hands and feet of the Lord…”

  • Samantha '16, '20
  • Liberty's PMHNP Certificate Program
Elizabeth D.K. Latshaw

“One thing I love about LUSON is how much every single faculty pours into and values students and each other.”

  • Elizabeth '16
  • Emergency Department at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Rachel H. Adler

After graduating from Liberty University, Rachel joined the UT Health San Antonio faculty as Professor of Nursing.

  • Rachel '21
  • Professor of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio
Katie Beth Edman

“I graduated with a BSN from Liberty University, in 2010 and with a MSN, in 2016, from University of South Alabama."

  • Katie '10
  • Civilian ICU NP at a naval hospital in Virginia
Natalie Worley

"I seek to use my Christian faith to support and promote ethical hospital and public policies…"

  • Natalie
  • Nurse manager on a med-surg unit
Maya Bhattarai

"Maya is passionate about medical missions and sharing the love of Jesus to underdeveloped countries…"

  • Maya
  • Primary care provider at Jericho Road Community Health Center

Featured School of Nursing Articles

Five Liberty professors announced as recipients of President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

As the 2023-24 academic year comes to a conclusion, five professors from different areas of Liberty University were recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom and role in continuing Liberty’s mission through the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The…

Christian Compassion

In the School of Nursing, we say we are the hands and feet, the heart of Christ to a hurting world. Our prayer is that God would open the eyes of our hearts, that He would break our hearts with the things that break His heart. On Clinical Missions Trips, LUSON students get to experience hands-on clinical training and utilize nursing skills while providing much-needed services and health education in countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Nepal, and Israel.

Our Mission
Our Philosophy
Our Purpose

The School of Nursing Trains Champions for Christ who care with both their hearts and their minds. Exhibiting the art and science of nursing, our students help those in need nationally and around the world by impacting and investing in the lives of others.

The primary goal of the Liberty University School of Nursing is to educate students to minister to others through the profession of nursing. The School of Nursing supports the following propositions based on the Bible, nursing process, and nursing theory.
God, the infinite source of all things, has shown us truth through Jesus Christ in the Holy Scripture and in a personal relationship with Him.

Persons are spiritual, rational, moral, social, and physical beings, created in the image of God. They are, therefore, able to know and to value themselves and other persons, the universe, and God. The metaparadigm of Person can include the family unit, larger communities, and specific populations. Nursing care should be client centered and representative of client needs and desires.

Education as the process of teaching and learning, involves the whole person, by developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which enable each individual to change freely. Thus, learning occurs most effectively when both instructor and student are properly related to God and each other through Christ. (Liberty University, 2014)

Nursing is a multiform activity that provides a wide range of health care to society. It revolves around the need for assessment, goal development, selection of interactions, delivery of care, and evaluation of responses. Nursing is a healing art communicated through the ministry of caring and based on science derived from research and scholarship. Nurses must have knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the needs of diverse populations.

Environment is more than the place where nursing care is offered. Environment is the place where a person is physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally present. Nursing care should be designed to care for the whole client in their personal environment, to educate at their level of understanding, and to support through the sharing of available resources.

Health is defined by the client and can vary based on their personal life experiences. The nurse’s role is to help the client define health expectations and create a plan to reach their personal health goals.

The purpose of the School of Nursing is to prepare competent nurses who integrate Christian caring into professional practice and can lead with a spirit of service.

Accreditation for the School of Nursing

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

SSH - Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation

The Liberty University School of Nursing Simulation Center is fully accredited in teaching and education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Accreditation period is December 31, 2023 – December 31, 2028.

Accreditation for Liberty University

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees, as well as certificates at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Liberty University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (https://www.sacscoc.org/).

Contact Us


(855) LU-NURSE

(434) 582-2519

(434) 582-7035 (fax)

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