Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
NURS 700Advanced Nursing Research 13
NURS 715Theoretical Application for Advanced Practice Nursing 23
NURS 716Applications of Evidence-Based Care 13
NURS 718Informatics, Technology and Trends for Transforming Health Care 13
NURS 721Leadership, Policy and Ethics 13
NURS 732Interprofessional Collaboration and Outcomes Management for Quality in Health Care 13
NURS 832Clinical Prevention and Biostatistics 13
NURS 834Health Care Operations and Financial Management 13
NURS 836Translational Research in Health Care 13
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner Cognate
NURS 751Neurobiology and Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders 33
NURS 752Clinical Psychopharmacology 32
NURS 753Psychotherapeutic Theories, Frameworks, and Modalities 33
NURS 754Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum I Adult/Gero 3,44
NURS 755Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum II Pediatrics/Family 3,45
NURS 821Comprehensive Exam: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 3,50
Project & Practicum Courses
NURS 839Proposal Development 22
NURS 840DNP Practicum I 3,42
NURS 841DNP Practicum II 3,42
NURS 842DNP Practicum III 3,42
NURS 843DNP Practicum IV 3,42
NURS 844DNP Practicum V 3,4,6,74
Total Hours58

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 58 hours
  • A minimum of 55 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 3 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Comprehensive Exam
  • Successful completion of 1064 Practicum hours
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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