Liberty University's School of Nursing received full accreditation for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the maximum 5-year period allowed for new programs.
CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency and serves higher education institutions and acute care hospitals throughout the United States. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of programs in nursing by assessing and identifying curriculum that engages in effective educational practices.
Liberty’s DNP program trains nurses to become leaders, family nurse practitioners, and clinical experts. Two paths are available — an online post-MSN and a residential post-BSN — that incorporate additional clinical training to prepare students for advanced careers in nursing. The residential program prepares students to take a national certification examination for family nurse practitioners.
Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) are also accredited by CCNE.
Liberty offers a BSN with courses in pharmacology, critical care and childbearing. The school also offers advanced degrees, including an MSN that is offered completely online. Additionally, the school offers an online RN to BSN program to help nurses continue their education and advance their careers.