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Doctor of Nursing Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Online Degree Program
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100% Online, 8 Week Courses
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October 22, 2018
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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 to help people heal, a holistic approach is often needed. To help nursing professionals get the specialized mental health training they need to minister to all of their patients’ needs, Liberty University developed the 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. 

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


Why Choose Liberty University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health

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.

Looking for a short-term track with specialized training for mental health care instead of a full doctorate? See the 100% online Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health for more information! 


What Will You Learn in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) in Psychiatric Health?

Liberty’s D.N.P. program which focuses on Psychiatric Mental Health is designed to provide you the opportunity to obtain the education necessary for the American Nurse Credentialing Center Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner exam.

Each of our D.N.P. classes will help you develop the ability and skills needed to provide patient care with a level of expertise required in the industry due to a lack of mental health professionals across the nation.

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Potential Career Options

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Social Services Programs

CCNE Accreditation for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree 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 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 

Applicants must have a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and Master’s of Science in Nursing degree are required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

*At this time, the DNP 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*
  • 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
  • Clinical Education Prerequisites- Must have graduate-level courses in three areas: health assessment accross the lifespan, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.
  • 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.

 

DNP Program Highlights

  • By earning your DNP online degree from a non-profit 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. 
  • Students can complete this online DNP program in as little as two years.
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