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Doctor Of Nursing Practice DNP Online - Family Nurse Practitioner
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 6 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019

Complete Our Online DNP Program and Perform at the Highest Level of Nursing Practice!

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree will take you to the highest level of nursing practice within your desired specialty. You will be trained in the advanced 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.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Nursing Practice 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 will 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 have hands-on experience in three intensive courses.

What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Nursing Practice Online Degree Program?

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

Disclosure Statement

Enrollment in one of Liberty University’s School 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. Further, it is the sole responsibility of the student, not the program, to obtain information regarding prerequisites for licensure as outlined by their particular state Board of Nursing.

Licensure requirements for any state are subject to change without notice. Liberty University is not responsible for knowing when changes occur. Additionally, there might be other states with unique licensure requirements. Please reference our State Requirements for NP and APRN Licensure page for further information.

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Potential Careers
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Doctoral Webinar

Our Online DNP Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online DNP degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three years – and counting.
  • You can complete this online DNP program in as little as two years.

Our Online DNP Degree Information and Requirements

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Additional DNP Program Information

Practicum Sites

Prospective students should contact their state’s Department of Education or Board of Nursing to verify access to practicum sites while enrolled in an out-of-state online program (some states may reserve clinical sites for in-state residential students). Most online DNP courses are offered in an eight-week format year-round.

Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure

Students residing in the state of Washington are currently unable to complete their practicum within the state. However, it is possible for students to complete their practicum in neighboring states. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.

RN Licensure

Students must hold a current and active RN license within the United States.

Non-Discrimination Statement

School of Nursing Non-Discrimination Statement

Potential Careers with a Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice

  • Nursing Administrator
  • Clinical Researcher
  • University Professor
  • Healthcare Management

Admission Requirements for Our Online DNP Degree Program

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts showing CCNE or ACEN approved BSN and MSN degrees
  • Documentation for APRN License and associated professional certification (if applicable)
  • Clinical Education Prerequisites
  • One Recommender’s Contact Information
  • Writing Sample
  • Practicum Hour Verification Form
  • Amercian Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED
  • Proof of English proficiency

Prerequisite Course

A graduate biostatistics course is required. Students who do not meet this requirement may be granted admission to the program, but must complete the prerequisite before the necessary doctoral course(s). Refer to your individual program Degree Completion Plan (DCP).

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*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

DPN Degree CCNE Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

CCNE Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

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.

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

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

Doctoral Nursing Information and Q&A Webinar

Below is an archived recording of the Doctoral Nursing informational webinar. Please note that this webinar covers all nursing doctoral programs – if you have further questions about a specific program, please Request Information.

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