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Doctor Of Nursing Practice DNP Online - Family Nurse Practitioner
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with Required Intensives
Transfer Credits
A maximum of 6 credit hours may be transferred if approved
Next Start Date
October 22, 2018

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 work autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide family-focused care. The Family Nurse Practitioner is able to provide continuing and comprehensive healthcare across all ages by applying evidence-based clinical care to families, while promoting the synthesis of academic knowledge with ethically sound nursing practice.

*At this time, the DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration is unable to accept students outside of the state of Virginia. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program?

Our Online DNP FNP program 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. If you have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and nursing experience, you can take your practice to the highest level with Liberty’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner!

What Will You Learn in our Family Nurse Practitioner Online Degree?

Liberty University’s DNP FNP 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’ and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 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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Program Highlights
Degree Information
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Highlights

  • By earning your DNP FNP online 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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Virginia State Council of Higher Education. 
  • Enter this Doctoral program with either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a Master of Science in Nursing! If you have the practical nursing experience and have either of these degrees, you can apply to the online DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner program!

DNP and FNP Program Information

  • This program falls under the School of Nursing.
  • Download the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View the Graduate Course Syllabi (login required).
  • Review the DNP Student Handbook (login required).
  • Note: Currently, the DNP program is accepting applicants who are advanced practice nurses or nurse leaders.

    • Advanced practice nurses will need to submit a current and active APRN license and professional certification.
    • Nurse leaders are not required to provide license/certification. However, certification is preferred.

Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure

This program meets the new licensure requirements for Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensure exams. As each State Board of Nursing potentially has other requirements for those practicing in their individual states, this program/degree has not been approved outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Non-Virginia residents are not allowed to enroll in this program.

RN Licensure

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

Non-Discrimination Statement

School of Nursing Non-Discrimination Statement

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Potential Career Options with a Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Healthcare Management

CCNE Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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.

Admission Requirements for Our Online DNP Program

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing 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 Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health is unable to accept students outside of the state of Virginia.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Current and active RN license issued in one of the fifty United States.
  • Official college transcripts showing CCNE or ACEN approved BSN or MSN degree
  • Documentation of APRN License and associated professional certification (if applicable)
  • Clinical Education Prerequisites
  • Academic, Professional, and Personal Recommender Contact Information
  • Consent to Contact Form (Part of the writing sample)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED
  • Proof of English proficiency

Prerequisite Courses

Must have bachelors-level or graduate-level courses in three areas: health assessment across the lifespan, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. 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.


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