Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification DCNP (DCNP)
Certification Review Course
Live 2-Day Course | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2019
Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
This live intensive certification review course will immerse dermatology NPs in a review of comprehensive knowledge of complex, acute and chronic skin diseases along with evidence-based therapeutics that will be tested by the national DCNP exam. The course will enable attendees to self-assess and learn knowledge concepts in preparation for the exam as well as understand the format of the test so they feel less anxiety on the testing day.
Certification is critical for validating that a nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology has acquired a core body of knowledge and adheres to the highest nursing standards of care and scope of practice in dermatology. The DCNP credential validates proficiency and confers recognition by colleagues, employers, insurers, and the public. Since the majority of dermatology NPs are educated informally through on-the-job training, their curriculum has been variable. Therefore, the greatest impediment to achieving certification has been a lack of confidence in defined knowledge competencies in preparation for the exam.