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 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 Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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.
What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) in Psychiatric Health Degree Program?
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.
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
Through the completion of your D.N.P. training, you will be able to further your career as a leader prepared to help address the critical shortage of mental health care providers in the United States and around the world.
- NURS 700 – Nursing Research
- NURS 721 – Leadership, Policy, and Ethics
- NURS 752 – Clinical Psychopharmacology
- NURS 753 – Psychotherapeutic Theories, Frameworks, and Modalities
Online DPN in Psychiatric Mental Health Degree Information
- This DPN program falls under the School of Nursing.
- Download the Degree Completion Plan
- View the Graduate Course Syllabi. (login required)
Enrollment in one of Liberty University’s licensure programs does not guarantee a degree from Liberty or qualification for licensure. Students are responsible for meeting all academic and professional requirements for graduation. Further information regarding these academic and professional requirements are outlined on this program page and on the admission page linked on the Admission Requirements tab. Students enrolled in a licensure program are responsible for knowing the material outlined for their program. Further, it is the sole responsibility of the student, not the institution, to obtain information regarding prerequisites for licensure as outlined by their particular state Board of Nursing.
Licensure requirements for any state are subject to change without notice. Liberty University is not responsible for knowing when changes occur. Additionally, there might be other states with unique licensure requirements. Please reference our State Requirements for NP and APRN Licensure page for further information.
Potential Careers with a DPN 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 Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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
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’s of Science in Nursing degree and Master’s 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, the DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health is unable to accept students outside of Maryland, Tennessee, and 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 across 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.
Our DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Program Highlights
- By earning your online DNP degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% 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.
- 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 4 years – and counting.
- You can complete this online DNP program in as little as two years.
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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!
Doctoral Nursing Information and Q&A Webinar
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