Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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 Research3
NURS 715Theoretical Application for Advanced Practice Nursing3
NURS 716Applications of Evidence-Based Care3
NURS 718Informatics, Technology and Trends for Transforming Health Care3
NURS 721Leadership, Policy and Ethics3
NURS 732Interprofessional Collaboration and Outcomes Management for Quality in Health Care3
NURS 832Clinical Prevention and Biostatistics 13
NURS 834Health Care Operations and Financial Management3
NURS 836Translational Research in Health Care3
Total Hours27

NURS 832 Clinical Prevention and Biostatistics (3 c.h.) requires a graduate level Biostatistics course as a pre-requisite. HLTH 501 Biostatistics (3 c.h.) will meet this requirement, if needed.

Project & Practicum Courses
NURS 840DNP Practicum I 12
NURS 841DNP Practicum II 12
NURS 842DNP Practicum III 12
NURS 843DNP Practicum IV 12
NURS 844DNP Practicum V 1,22
NURS 947Scholarly Project Planning1
NURS 948Scholarly Project I 31
NURS 949Scholarly Project II 31
NURS 950Scholarly Project Defense1
Total Hours14

Practicum hours required


NURS 844 DNP Practicum V (2,4 c.h.) may be repeated in order to allow the student more time to complete the required practicum hours. Students are able to re-enroll with the approval of Nursing Department and enrollment must not exceed four times


NURS 948 Scholarly Project I (1 c.h.) and NURS 949 Scholarly Project II (1 c.h.) may each be repeated twice to allow additional time, if needed, for the scholarly project

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 41 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of 560 Practicum hours1
  • 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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) requires all DNP students to complete at least 1000 practicum hours post-BSN. Students must complete at least 560 DNP practicum hours; additional hours may be required to support the 1000 hours post-BSN depending on the number of practicum hours considered from the MSN

Program Offered in Online Format

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