Doctor Of Nursing Practice
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 6 credits
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020

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.

*At this time, the DNP is unable to accept students who reside in the state of New York. 

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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 by completing an optional intensive course during your program.


CCNE Accredited

Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Earning your degree from us means that you’re receiving your training from a school that is well-respected and recognized among employers and other higher education institutions.

Additionally, Liberty’s Doctor of Nursing Practice is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You can rest assured knowing that your degree has met rigorous accreditation standards needed to provide you with a top-of-the-line Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum.

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

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’s (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.

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Our Online DNP Degree Program Highlights

  • By earning your online DNP degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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 4 years — and counting.
  • You can complete this online DNP program in as little as 2 years.

Our Online DNP Degree Information and Requirements

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Practicum Sites

Potential Careers with a Doctoral Degree in Nursing Practice

  • Clinical researcher
  • Healthcare management
  • Nursing administrator
  • University professor

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.

*At this time, the DNP is unable to accept students who reside in the state of New York. 

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts showing CCNE or ACEN approved MSN degree
  • Documentation for APRN license and associated professional certification (if applicable — see full admission page for more details)
  • Clinical education prerequisites (if applicable — see full admission page for more details)
  • Writing sample
  • Practicum Hour Verification form
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED
  • Proof of English proficiency

Prerequisite Course

A graduate biostatistics course is required for coursework in this program. 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.

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.