Doctor Of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Aug 23, 2021
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Prepare for Excellence at a Christian University Dedicated to Advancing Your Nursing Career

Are you passionate about making a difference in patient care worldwide? Are you interested in a rewarding career in wellness and prevention? If so, prepare to treat all kinds of conditions that cause suffering in family members of all ages. Liberty’s family nursing doctorate program can help you achieve your career aspirations.

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – Family Nurse Practitioner degree is designed to help you put evidence-based research into practice. Our goal is to equip you to improve patient safety and provide quality care as you learn to design effective healthcare environments. In this degree, you will complete over 600 FNP practicum hours! Our degree also meets the educational requirements needed to sit for national certification exams, which are required to obtain nurse practitioner state licensure.

CCNE Accredited

At Liberty, we don’t just view nursing as a job we view it as a ministry. Whether you have a heart for medical missions and increasing global health awareness, or you are looking to work with families here in the States, we want to help you become the best nurse you can be. Our students don’t just conduct research — they use their research to make a difference in the world for Christ. 

Our dedicated Christian faculty are experts in the clinical and administrative fields of nursing. They are excited to impart their expertise while providing a model of biblical integrity in the healthcare field. Partner with us, and together, we can reach your career goals. It’s time to go further – to the highest level of nursing and Liberty University is a great place to start.

What is a family nurse practitioner?

A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is a highly trained, advanced practice health care professional who is certified to provide medical care and counsel to people of all ages. Family nurse practitioners can write prescriptions, treat minor injuries, educate patients on their overall health, and keep medical records in order.

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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).


Why Choose Liberty’s DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program?

Hands-On Training Through Our Simulation Center

Receive the best in experiential learning with our state-of-the-art, on-campus Simulation Center. Engage in projects that mirror real-world problems with clinical applications, use robots for telehealthcare opportunities, and attend various skill labs for suturing, 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG), and X-ray interpretation. Take your hands-on training to the next level with Liberty’s FNP program.

Academic Rigor + Faculty Mentorship = Student Success

You deserve to study your doctorate at a school that gives you confidence. In our Family Nurse Practitioner DNP program, we seek to earn your trust by working to ensure your success as a professional nurse. Our degrees are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). You can rest assured that your degree will be recognized across the nation for nursing excellence.

Learn from professors with years of real-world experience in the field. In order to improve outcomes and metrics in healthcare settings across the board, our students complete a scholarly project based on the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice. As a student in our program, you will receive one-on-one mentorship from a faculty chair member throughout your final scholarly project.

Study at Liberty and become part of a student body that has so far achieved a 100% employment rate upon graduation from this degree program.* Our students have also achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the FNP certification exam. If you are looking for a doctoral degree in advanced family practice nursing that can help take your career to the next level, you may have found it. At Liberty, we can help provide the resources you need to succeed.

*Does not include students who do not seek employment upon graduation from this program.


What Will You Learn in Our Family Nurse Practitioner DNP Program?

With Liberty’s DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner program, you will learn how to integrate science, research, theory, and scholarship into advanced practice nursing. This doctorate degree can equip you to create an effective healthcare environment that improves the quality of patient care, cost-effectiveness, and clinical outcomes.

Our DNP courses also teach students about information systems and technology in nursing, so you can learn to harness these tools to support your decisions and improve patient experience. By studying to become a family nurse practitioner, you can receive advanced knowledge in clinical prevention, population health, and policy through applied evidence and professional collaboration.

From infant and children’s health to women’s health, Liberty’s family nurse practitioner doctorate program can help you work independently to meet the needs of each family member. Apply today and develop a strong understanding of acute and chronic health issues and treatment methods.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information.

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 practitioners 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. 

Featured Courses

NURS 716 – Applications of Evidence-Based Care

NURS 718 – Informatics, Technology, and Trends for Transforming Healthcare

NURS 721 – Leadership, Policy, and Ethics
NURS 733 – Women’s Health
NURS 735 – Infant and Children’s Health
NURS 737 – Family Nursing II: Chronic Health
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Highlights of Our DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner Program

  • 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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • As a nonprofit, Christian university, we view nursing as a ministry. Our dedicated faculty, who have years of experience in several types of nursing, are excited to share their expertise in the clinical and administrative field of nursing with students like you!
  • Our curriculum is supported by our state-of-the-art Simulation Center and cutting-edge industry equipment.
  • Our program supports students completing Family Nurse Practitioner practicum hours, and we offer one-on-one support from faculty as you complete your scholarly project.
  • Our first-year graduates had a 100% employment rate upon graduation, and our first- and second-year graduates had a 100% first-time pass rate on the FNP certification examination.
  • Liberty’s doctoral nursing degrees meet the educational requirements for graduates to sit for the national certification examination, which is required for nurse practitioners to receive state licensure.
  • Students are required to complete over 600 FNP practicum hours and over 500 DNP practicum hours.

Family Nurse Practitioner DNP Degree Information

  • 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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • Residential
  • 78 total hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your degree total
  • Program falls under the School of Nursing
  • View the Degree Completion Plan
  • Check out the course catalog

Career Opportunities for DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Graduates

Our DNP program can help you become a family nurse practitioner in any of the following settings:

  • Academic
  • Blended clinical and administrative
  • Clinical
  • Community (such as school, correctional facility, etc.)
  • Doctor’s office
  • Hospital
  • Private practice

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Nursing Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:*

  • Admission application
  • Official college transcripts showing either a BSN or MSN
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in most recent nursing degree
  • 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.

  • 1 year of professional nursing experience
  • Reference contact information for 1 academic, 1 professional, and 1 personal reference (submit through provided link)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Submit a copy of your American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers with AED card to admissionsdocs@liberty.edu

Current, unencumbered RN license:

  • Applicant must hold RN license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please submit a copy of your license to admissionsdocs@liberty.edu. (If a past sanction or disciplinary action exists on a professional license, the applicant may be contacted by the Nursing Admissions Review Committee for further explanation.)
  • (If applicable) Advanced practice license and associated professional certification. Current, unencumbered APRN license issued in 1 of the 50 United States (if applicable). Please submit a copy of your license and certification to residentgraduate@liberty.edu. (If a past sanction or disciplinary action exists on a professional license, the applicant may be contacted by the Nursing Admissions Review Committee for further explanation.)
  • (If applicable) Clinical APRN Education: advanced practice nurses are required to have the advanced practice core. Graduate transcripts must reflect that the applicants have successfully passed a graduate-level health assessment, graduate-level pathophysiology, and graduate-level pharmacology.
  • Applicants are not required to have an advanced practice license or certification for the Post-BSN DNP/FNP pathway. However, if an applicant is currently licensed in another advanced practice nursing specialty (i.e., Clinical Nurse Specialist), applicants must submit APRN license and certification.

*If an applicant receives an acceptance offer, additional supplemental steps will be needed upon final acceptance to remain in the DNP program, such as background check, FBI fingerprinting, drug screen, and compliance package through CastleBranch.

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 practitioners 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.