Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Taking Nursing Knowledge Further


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you a post-master nursing professional who wants to take your career to new heights? Liberty University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree can help take you to a new level of advanced nursing practice within your desired specialty. You will be trained in the doctoral-level skills necessary to apply evidence-based clinical decision-making and culturally competent care to individuals, families, and community populations while promoting the synthesis of academic knowledge with ethically sound nursing practice.

With specialized training in nursing at the graduate level and nursing experience, you already have many practical skills for solving real-world problems in healthcare practice. Liberty University’s DNP program provides the training and scholarship in nursing leadership, management techniques, and advanced nursing practice that you need for the next step in your career. By earning your DNP online with Liberty University, you can gain the skills you need to become a leader in the nursing field and help hospitals and health practices thrive.

Liberty maintains strict compliance with all licensure requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Not a Virginia resident? We want to help find the best program for you! To view educational requirements and whether a specific program aligns with the licensure requirements for your state, please review our licensure/certification requirements webpage.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the postgraduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our online DNP degree is an industry leader in nursing practice programs, taught by nursing professionals with real-world experience. As an advanced practice nurse or nurse leader, you can build on your knowledge of clinical prevention, population health, and policy through the application of evidence and collaboration with stakeholders and professionals, setting you apart from your peers.

These opportunities will be provided to you in an online format that is enhanced through the opportunity to receive hands-on experience through practicums. Liberty University’s online courses provide a flexible and practical approach to your doctoral education that can help you meet your career goals while staying in your current role.

Liberty University’s DNP online degree is based on the curriculum guidelines set forth by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) “Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice.” Throughout the program, you can learn to apply theoretical, clinical, and administrative knowledge as well as best practices and policy to design and implement inter-collaborative innovative solutions to improve healthcare.

Additionally, you will engage in cutting-edge research that can help prepare you to address real-world problems in the nursing industry so you can become an expert in the field. With hands-on work in your practicums and your scholarly project, you will have the opportunity to apply what you learn.

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Individual state licensure requirements may vary and are subject to change without notice. View your state’s requirements here: licensure/certification requirements.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.