Congratulations to our newest DCNPs (as of April 2021)

Cassandra Cavanaugh, Ashley Choruzek, Kelsey Chung, Jordan Cutts, Jennifer Marthers,Lea Pisching, Brittney Stanley, Melissa Taylor, and Dawn Tope

Practice to Pass Session Announced

The Center for Advanced Practice Dermatology (CAPD) has created an intensive 1-day battery of exam questions to help candidates practice for the DCNP exam. This session, called "Practice to Pass", will be held on Sunday September 12, 2021. Visit the CAPD website for details. CAPD | Center for Advanced Practice Dermatology (

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. 

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


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. 


DNPCB has adopted the definition of continuing competence as published by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Continuing competence is  the ongoing commitment of a registered nurse to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, and judgement with the attitudes, values, and beliefs required to practice safely, effectively, and ethically in a designated role, patient population and/or setting.

Contact DNPCB

222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1870

Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 888-501-3853


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