Online FNP Programs
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with required intensives
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 18, 2021

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 can 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’ll be 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 education that’s also rigorous, accredited, and high quality. We can help you lead with excellence and integrity in your industry.

Partner with us and learn how to provide the best possible care to your patients.

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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 a family practice or clinical setting. As an FNP, you can help your patients maintain health and wellness over a long period of time — and our DNP program can prepare you to do just that.

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Liberty’s baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Why Choose Liberty University’s FNP Program?

We’re committed to Training Champions for Christ — and we’ve designed our online DNP program with this goal in mind. At Liberty, you’ll receive affordable tuition rates, respected credentials, and mentorship from industry experts. Join us and prepare to take 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. 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 can provide valuable instruction and guidance that will help strengthen your expertise and boost your marketability. 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 — meaning you can apply as long as you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least 1 year of professional experience. 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 3 residential intensives. During these intensives, 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

Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers 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 and reach 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 the program, you will explore the theoretical, clinical, and administrative aspects of nursing. With this knowledge, you can 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’ll 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.

If you want to become a teacher or professor, we encourage you to enroll in our nurse educator elective series. These optional courses are designed to meet the National League for Nursing (NLN) nurse educator curriculum requirements. By completing these classes, you can further expand your marketability and career options.

Please note: In support of students and in compliance with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requirements, Liberty University School of Nursing DNP and APRN Certificate programs work with students to provide precepted practicum placements. During this time of COVID 19, many hospitals and clinics have closed their sites to nurse practitioner and DNP students. This may lead to sites being unavailable to students for a time. This inability to place students in practicum sites may delay enrollment in practicum courses and ultimately graduation.

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    Highlights of Liberty University’s Nurse Practitioner School Online

    • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Earning your DNP – FNP online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will 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 our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 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 top-notch 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.

    DNP Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Degree Information

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    Additional Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Online Program Information

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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 unable to accept international students or students residing in New York.

    In support of students and in compliance with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requirements, Liberty University School of Nursing DNP and APRN Certificate programs work with students to provide precepted practicum placements. During this time of COVID 19, many hospitals and clinics have closed their sites to nurse practitioner and DNP students. This may lead to sites being unavailable to students for a time. This inability to place students in practicum sites may delay enrollment in practicum courses and ultimately graduation.

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Official college transcripts showing CCNE- or ACEN- approved BSN or MSN degree
    • Current and active RN license issued in an approved state
    • 1 year of professional nursing experience
    • Documentation of APRN license and associated professional certification (if applicable)
    • Clinical education prerequisites
    • 1 academic, 1 professional, and 1 personal recommender contact information
    • Consent to contact recent employers to verify 1 year of professional nursing experience
    • Curriculum vitae or resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • American Heart Association BLS for healthcare providers with AED
    • Proof of English proficiency

    Prerequisite Courses

    Students must have bachelor’s-level courses in statistics and research methods. Additionally, HLTH 501 or a master’s-level biostatistics course is required as a prerequisite to NURS 832.

    *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.

    Liberty School Of Nursing Webinar