DNP In Psychiatric Mental Health
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Credit Hours
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Years (Avg.)
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100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 24, 2020
Accreditation
CCNE

Care for the Full Spectrum of Patient Needs with Liberty’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Psychiatric Mental Health

As a nursing professional, you know that a holistic approach is often best to help people heal. To help nursing professionals get the specialized mental health training they need to minister to all of their patients’ needs, Liberty University developed a 100% online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Psychiatric Mental Health.

For nursing professionals with a Master of Science in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner certification with experience in the field, this Doctor of Nursing track will help establish further advanced training in nursing administration, nursing care best practices, and mental health that will support patient outcomes while providing a pathway to sit for additional, specialized certification.

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At this time, our DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree is unable to accept students residing in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Please review our FAQ sheet for more information.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Degree?

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health degree offers the opportunity to obtain the education necessary for the American Nurse Credentialing Center Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner national exam.

There are many nurse practitioners certified to serve other populations, but they lack the necessary skills to help those with mental health needs. This program provides students with the skills needed to provide patient care with a level of expertise needed in the industry due to a lack of mental health providers available across the nation.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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.


What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Psychiatric Health Degree Program?

Liberty’s DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health provides the essential coursework you will need to complete the American Nurse Credentialing Center Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner exam. In addition, your doctoral-level classes will help you become a scholar in your field as you research relevant literature, approaches to leadership, and general best practices found in the nursing discipline. 

With a 100% online doctorate, you can continue investing in the people and things that are important to you while learning:

  • Theoretical application for advanced practice nursing
  • Clinical psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapeutic theories and frameworks

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Online DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Degree Information

  • This DPN program falls under the School of Nursing.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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  • Please review our FAQ sheet for more information.

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Additional DNP Program Information

Liberty University Online State Approval Disclosure

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Practicum Sites

Potential Careers with a DNP in Psychiatric Health Degree

  • Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner
  • Nursing administrator
  • Clinical researcher
  • Social services programs

CCNE Accreditation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

CCNE Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The Online Nursing Program (Doctor of Nursing Practice) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. 

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 Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Degree Program

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a 3.0 GPA or above for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information. An interview may be requested for selected applicants.

At this time, our DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree is unable to accept students residing in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

All applicants must submit the following:
  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts**
  • One reference contact
  • Practicum Hour Verification Form
  • Writing sample
  • Current and active RN license
  • Active APRN license and Active National Certification for Nurse Practitioner
  • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED
  • Proof of English proficiency

*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.

**Upon admission, if official transcripts do not show successfully passed graduate coursework in the following areas, students may be required to take additional courses as prerequisites to NURS 751: advanced physical health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology.

Our DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Program Highlights 

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online DNP 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 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 5 years – and counting.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • You can complete this online DNP program in as little as 2 years.

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.