Licensure Information for Liberty Nursing Students
Liberty University’s residential Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to lead to initial nursing licensure. Additionally, Liberty’s post-graduate nursing programs listed below are designed to lead to advanced licensure as outlined by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Family Nurse Practitioner
- Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Students should be aware of the following before enrolling in one of Liberty University’s nursing programs:
- State regulations regarding licensure opportunities if an applicant has a previous felony conviction, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, and/or a founded case of child abuse and neglect
- State regulations regarding the type and number of academic courses and practicum hours
- The state accreditation requirements for nursing institutions
- The state regulations and requirements for online nursing programs
Enrollment in one of Liberty University’s licensure programs does not guarantee a degree from Liberty or qualification for licensure. Students are responsible for meeting all academic and professional requirements for graduation. Further information regarding these academic and professional requirements are outlined on the Liberty University website. Students enrolled in a licensure program are responsible for knowing the material outlined for their program.
Prospective students should be aware that each state has different professional licensure and certification requirements governing various occupations. Liberty University works to confirm if its educational programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the Commonwealth of Virginia and updates this information each year. Students who plan to pursue licensure outside the Commonwealth of Virginia should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. Students are ultimately responsible for verifying their individual eligibility for state licensure and satisfying any requirements imposed thereby. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program’s ability to meet any new educational requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements and obtain additional guidance as needed from the respective licensure board.
At any time you may notify us of a location change that could affect your licensure disclosure information. We require that you provide us official notification by completing the State Change Notification form. Any address changes done through your myLU portal will not be considered an official address change and will not generate an updated disclosure.