DCNP Content Areas

DCNP EXAMINATION BLUEPRINT FOR 2019

Patient Problem

  1. Neoplasms – 20%
  2. Papulosquamous and Eczematous Dermatoses – 20%
  3. Adnexal Disease – 15%
  4. Infections, Infestations, Bites and Stings – 10%
  5. Photodamage, Aging Skin, and Pigmentary Disorders – 10%
  6. Vesiculobullous, Autoimmune, and Connective Tissue Diseases – 10%
  7. Urticarias, Erythemas, Photosensitivities, and Purpuras – 10%
  8. Systemic Diseases, Granulomatous/Neutrophilic Conditions, Genodermatoses – 5%

Dermatology NP Activities

  1. Assess and diagnose acute and chronic dermatological conditions that occur across the life span. – 35%
  2. Prescribe/perform interventions, including evidence-based treatments, therapies, and procedures. – 35%
  3. Educate patient, family, other health professionals and the public about dermatologic conditions. – 25%
  4. Participate in professional activities that promote optimal healthcare practices and outcomes. -5%

Content Area Detailed by Diagnosis

A. Neoplasms – 20%

  1. Nevi
  2. Seborrheic keratosis
  3. Actinic keratosis
  4. Basal cell carcinoma
  5. Squamous cell carcinoma (Keratoacanthoma)
  6. Dermatofibroma
  7. Hemangiomas
  8. Immunosuppression, increased risk
  9. Malignant melanoma
  10. Port-wine stain
  11. B & T-cell lymphomas, Sézary syndrome
  12. Pyogenic granuloma

B. Papulosquamous and Eczematous Dermatoses – 20%

  1. Seborrheic dermatitis
  2. Atopic dermatitis
  3. Psoriasis
  4. Contact dermatitis
  5. Keratosis pilaris
  6. Nummular eczema
  7. Xerosis cutis
  8. Stasis dermatitis
  9. Intertrigo
  10. Lichen simplex chronicus
  11. Pityriasis alba
  12. Lichen planus
  13. Pityriasis rosea
  14. Grover’s disease
  15. Pityriasis rubra pilaris
  16. Eosinophila pustular folliculitis
  17. Erythroderma
  18. Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP, formerly known as PUPPP)

C. Adnexal Disease – 15%

  1. Acne
  2. Rosacea
  3. Sebaceous hyperplasia
  4. Perioral dermatitis
  5. Hidradenitis suppurativa
  6. Hyperhidrosis
  7. Acne keloidalis
  8. Onychodystrophy
  9. Alopecia
  10. Paronychia
  11. Cysts (epidermal inclusion, digital mucoid, etc.)

D. Infections, Infestations, Bites and Stings – 10%

  1. Verruca
  2. Tineas
  3. Molluscum contagiosum
  4. Candidiasis
  5. Herpes simplex virus
  6. Furuncles and Carbuncles
  7. Insect bites & stings
  8. Impetigo
  9. Condylomata acuminata
  10. Scabies
  11. Cellulitis and erysipelas
  12. Psychodermatoses
  13. Pediculosis (capitis, corporis, pubis)
  14. Tick-borne disease
  15. Syphilis
  16. Cutaneous larva migrans
  17. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

E. Photodamage, Aging Skin, and Pigmentary Disorders – 10%

  1. Lentigines
  2. Telangiectasias
  3. Poikiloderma of Civatte
  4. Elastosis
  5. Favre-Racouchot disease
  6. Disorders of hypopigmentation (vitiligo, hypomelanosis, etc)
  7. Disorders of hyperpigmentation (acanthosis)

F. Vesiculobullous, Autoimmune, and Connective Tissue Diseases – 10%

  1. Hypertrophic scars
  2. Keloids
  3. SLE (discoid and systemic)
  4. Lichen sclerosus
  5. Dermatitis herpetiformis
  6. Pemphigus
  7. Scleroderma
  8. Morphea
  9. Pemphigoid
  10. Dermatomyositis
  11. Linear IgA bullous dermatosis
  12. Vasculitis

G. Urticarias, Erythemas, Photosensitivities, and Purpuras – 10%

  1. Drug eruptions
  2. Urticaria and angioedema
  3. Vasculitis and purpuras
  4. Polymorphous light eruption
  5. Erythema multiforme
  6. Neurophilic dermatosis
  7. Panniculitis
  8. Porphyria cutanea tarda – consider removing
  9. Mastocytosis
  10. Stevens -Johnson syndrome
  11. Toxic epidermal necrolysis

H. Systemic Disease, Granulomatous/Neutrophilic Conditions, Genodermatoses – 5%

  1. Pruritus
  2. Xanthomas
  3. Ichthyosis
  4. Keratoderma
  5. Signs of drug abuse
  6. Neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis
  7. Darier’s disease
  8. Necrobiosis lipoidica
  9. Pyoderma gangrenosum
  10. Sarcoidosis
  11. Sweet’s syndrome
  12. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome