• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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 Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health program.
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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.

The Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health program at Liberty University  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 DNP 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.

Potential Careers with a DPN in Psychiatric Health Degree

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Administrator
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Social Services Programs


CCNE accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    58 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Research
  • Leadership, Policy, and Ethics
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapeutic Theories, Frameworks, and Modalities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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
    • Application fee
    • Official college transcripts
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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