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Complete the Highest Level of Nursing Education with Liberty’s Online Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Liberty’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degree is designed to help you pursue top-level roles as a nursing professional. This program provides advanced training in clinical care with an emphasis on family medicine. You can become better equipped to serve as a nurse practitioner (NP) in a variety of healthcare settings and offer family-focused care to many populations.

Learn how to synthesize academic knowledge with ethically sound nursing practices. At Liberty, you can receive a flexible, rigorous, high-quality education. We can help you lead with excellence and integrity in your industry.

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What is a family nurse practitioner (FNP)?

FNPs provide comprehensive healthcare to people of all ages, usually within the context of family practices or clinical settings. As an FNP, you can help your patients maintain health and wellness over a long period of time – and our program can help prepare you to do just that.

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

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

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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 (

Why Choose Liberty University’s FNP Program?

We know that while searching for nurse practitioner programs online, you are searching for excellent credentials that can help you excel in your career. As a leader in online education, Liberty is dedicated to your success. We know that going back to school is a big decision. Check out some of the reasons why partnering with Liberty, as you pursue your DNP degree online, can be the next step in your career:

Flexibility | Most of our FNP courses are offered 100% online. That means you can complete your classes from the comfort of your home and easily access your books and materials whenever you need them. Our FNP program does have 1 required intensive that is offered on our residential campus in Lynchburg, Va. With flexibility like this, you can complete your degree when it’s most convenient for you. Most importantly, you can stay invested in the things that really matter — like your family, job, church, and community — while taking the next step in your academic journey.

Experienced Faculty | In this online BSN to FNP program, you’ll study under nursing professionals with years of real-world experience. Our faculty will provide valuable instruction and guidance that can help strengthen your nursing expertise. For some of your courses, you will have weekly online meetings with your professors, allowing you to further benefit from their mentorship.

BSN to NP Program Online | If you want to earn your nursing doctorate but don’t have a master’s degree, then Liberty University’s DNP program is for you! This degree is a BSN to NP online program. This means you can apply as long as you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least 1 year of professional nursing experience prior to practicum enrollment. And, if you already have a master’s degree, this DNP also serves as an MSN to NP program online!

Practical Training | Liberty University’s online DNP program includes 1 residential intensive. During this intensive, you’ll have the opportunity to study at our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, and gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art facilities. Additionally, you’ll get to connect in person with other nursing students and faculty and build your network!

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 towards your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession — for less.

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What Will You Learn in Our BSN to Nurse Practitioner Program?

This degree is broken down into 4 main parts: core nursing courses, advanced practice classes, project and practicum courses, and the FNP specialization. Throughout this program, you will explore the theoretical, clinical, and administrative aspects of nursing. You can develop the skills you need to pursue many career paths at the highest level of nursing practice.

Learn how to design and implement innovative solutions to healthcare challenges. Our core DNP classes provide a solid foundation in nursing research, evidence-based care, interprofessional collaboration, translational research, and clinical prevention. You can also learn how to address various ethical challenges that arise in the healthcare industry. That way, you can make medical decisions that are morally and scientifically sound.

Within the FNP concentration, you will study topics like family nursing, global health, women’s health, and children’s health. You’ll complete extensive DNP and FNP practicums, allowing you to gain hands-on clinical experience. Additionally, you’ll write and defend a scholarly project based on original research in the field.

At Liberty, we also have optional nurse educator electives. The Nurse Educator Elective Sequence was developed to include the National League of Nursing (NLN) core nurse educator curriculum requirements for Nurse Educators.

Featured Courses

  • NURS 716 – Applications of Evidence-Based Care
  • NURS 733 – Women’s Health
  • NURS 735 – Infants and Children’s Health
  • NURS 737 – Family Nursing II: Chronic Health

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Highlights of Liberty University’s Nurse Practitioner School Online Program

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your DNP – FNP online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re 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.
  • This degree serves as both 1) a BSN to DNP online program and 2) an online MSN to DNP program. If you have practical nursing experience and either a BSN or MSN degree, you can apply to Liberty’s online FNP program!
  • Liberty University’s NP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • You can access a wealth of resources through our research portal while completing your DNP at Liberty University.
  • Liberty University’s nursing programs are designed to help you graduate career-ready. To fulfill this mission, we’ve designed a top-notch curriculum based on cutting-edge research and biblical principles. Apply to our online DNP – FNP program today and prepare to become a Champion for Christ.

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Potential Career Options with a Doctoral Family Nurse Practitioner Degree

Some of the roles you may qualify for after completing Liberty University’s nurse practitioner program include:

  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Clinical researcher
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Healthcare manager
  • Military nurse practitioner
  • Nurse advocate
  • Nursing administrator

Admission Requirements for the Online FNP School 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, our DNP in Family Nurse Practitioner degree is limited in certain states. Please view the licensure/certification requirements for your state. International students can contact the School of Nursing for questions about admission to their specific degree of interest.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Current and active RN license issued in an approved state
  • 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 CV template)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)
Prerequisite Courses

Students must have bachelor’s-level courses in statistics, research, and health assessment. A graduate-level biostatistics course is also required as a prerequisite to NURS 832, but this course may be completed after acceptance into the program.

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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.

CCNE Accreditation

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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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:

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