• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Through this program, you will learn to translate evidence-based research into practice to improve patient safety and quality of care. You will also develop the skills needed to lead inter-professional teams, driving innovations to improve healthcare, systems, and policies.

With a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Liberty University , you will become prepared for a rewarding career in nursing with a Christian worldview.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate nursing science, research, theory, and scholarship into advanced practice nursing.
  • Design effective healthcare environments to improve quality, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes.
  • Apply evidence and clinical scholarship to support clinical/systems decision making, policy, and advocacy
  • Utilize information systems and technology to support decision making and improve outcomes.
  • Extend knowledge of clinical prevention, population health, and policy through the application of evidence and collaboration with stakeholders and professionals.
  • Apply evidence-based advanced clinical decision making and culturally competent care to individuals, families, and populations.
  • Integrate the Christian worldview into the delivery of care of diverse populations.

Accreditation

CCNE Accreditation. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    78 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology 
  • Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners 
  • Nursing Seminar:  Issues in Global Health 
  • Healthcare Operations & Financial Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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.
  • Two years of professional nursing experience
  • Reference contact information for one academic, one professional, and one 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 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    635 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    635 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 635 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lynchburg

  • 942 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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