our philosophy  

the DNPCB believes that the specialty of dermatology advanced nursing practice promotes attainment of the highest standards of nursing practice for optimal patient care. This organization believes that attainment of a common knowledge base, utilization of the nursing process, and a high level of skill in the practice setting are required for dermatology nurse practitioner practice and should receive professional recognition.

The DNPCB is committed to the advancement of professional nursing through recognition of nurse practitioners displaying knowledge and expertise in the specialty practice of dermatology. In doing so, the DNPCB recognizes the value of education programs, research, and clinical practice which fosters personal and professional growth. 

Our Mission

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB) promotes the highest standards of dermatology nursing practice and establishes credentialing mechanisms for validating proficiency in dermatology nursing.


  • Why become DCNP certified?

  •       Validate your advanced knowledge
  •       Improve patient care
  •       Enhance your sense of pride and accomplishment
  •       Enjoy peer and collegial respect
  •       Increase your earning power and job satisfaction

We've Moved!

222 S. Riverside Pl Suite 1870

Chicago IL 60606

Phone: 888-501-3853

Email: mlabarbera@dri.org

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