DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Virginia, United States
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Oct 21, 2020
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Full Time
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Liberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the “religion” component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

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DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Cindy Wright

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Job Summary/Basic Function

1) Collaborates with the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP ) Lead Faculty, Practicum Coordinator, Advisor, Faculty Support Coordinator and ultimately, the Chair of Doctoral Studies, Nursing to support the PMHNP /Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and PMHNP Practicum Courses and scholarly projects.
2) Provides direct and indirect practicum supervision to designated students, consistent with the program and course learning objectives that includes advising, supervising, and evaluating PMHNP practicum students.
3) Provides direct support to PMHNP and Family Practice Practicum Lead Faculty though the grading of practicum assignments of designated students.
4) Serves as the primary liaison on behalf of Liberty University School of Nursing between the Practicum Preceptor and Practicum Course Lead Faculty.
5) Conducts evaluation of designated practicum students in the practicum setting at least once during each practicum course. This may include site visits, or collaboration and dialog with student and preceptor via email, electronic communications or in-person. This evaluation will evaluate the site, preceptor and student’s ability to meet practicum requirements and student learning objectives.
6) Additional duties as assigned.

Position will support the DNP /Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program including teaching responsibilities in one or more of the following: residential classroom /executive format which may include lab, online courses, clinical and practicum instruction/supervision, student advising, scholarship, student projects and clinical practice. The candidate must have experience in graduate level instruction, scholarship and clinical experience with PMHNP students. Candidate must be active in clinical practice. Position will include opportunities to participate in nursing department and university responsibilities. Candidate should have excellent personal communication and computer skills. Candidates must be committed to the evangelical standards and mission of Liberty University.

Minimum Qualifications

• Graduate degree in nursing with preparation as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner ( PMHNP ).
• Current and unencumbered Virginia Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license.
• National Certification as a PMHNP from the ANCC or AANP .
• Current clinical practice in the role of PMHNP .
• 5 years of experience as a PMHNP in a direct-care setting.
• Candidate will be professional with excellent personal communication and computer skills.
• Current certification in American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider with AED .

Preferred Qualifications

• DNP or PhD
• In addition to the PMHNP certification, hold a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
• Experience teaching at the graduate level.
• Experience in practicum /student supervision.

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Special Instructions for Applicants

Liberty University requires a “Statement of Teaching Philosophy”. The Statement of Teaching Philosophy is a couple of paragraphs about how you will incorporate your faith into your teaching.
In addition, Liberty University requires three signed reference letters – two professional and one pastoral. Please have your references write their letter/email to Dr. Shanna Akers or Dr. Sharon Kopis.
1. Reference letters may be mailed through the US post office. Please have your references mail their letter to the full address below.
Liberty University School of Nursing
Mrs. Cindy Wright – 710566
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24515
2. Reference letters may be delivered in sealed envelopes personally to Cindy Wright in DeMoss Hall 2142.
3. Reference letters may be emailed. Please email them to
4. Reference letters may be submitted with your application. When you fill out your application online, you will be given an opportunity to upload references on the Liberty HR application website.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Pastoral Reference Letter
  4. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 1
  5. Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2
  6. Professional License(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Career Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)
  6. Unofficial Transcript 1
  7. Unofficial Transcript 2
  8. Unofficial Transcript 3
  9. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education you have attained?
    • Current High School Student
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph.D.
  2. Please list all current certifications or licenses.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Have you ever had your professional licensure suspended or revoked (LPN, RN)?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No

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