Primary References:

Clinical Dermatology

Habif, T. (2015). Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy. (6th ed.) Saunders.

James, W., Berger, T., & Elston, D. M. (2015). Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (12th ed.). Elsevier.

Pediatric Dermatology

Paller, A.S., & Mancini, A.J. (2011). Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology (4th ed.). Saunders.

Dermatologic Therapeutics

Arndt, K.A., et al. (2014). Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics (8th ed.). Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkens.

Other Recommended References:

Clinical Dermatology

Bolognia, J.L., et al. (2012). Dermatology. (3rd ed.) Saunders.

Bobonich, M. and Nolen M. (2014) Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians. Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkens.

Coyner, T. and Masterson, M. (2018) NP Online Review Course. Dermatology Nurses’ Association.

Fitzpatrick, J. E. & Morelli, J. G. (2010). Dermatology Secrets in Color. (4th. ed.). Mosby.

Goldsmith, L., et al. (2012). Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, (8th ed., Vols. I & II). McGraw-Hill Education / Medical.

Wolff, K., Johnson, R.A., & Saavedra, A. (2013). Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (7th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education / Medical.

Pediatric Dermatology

Kane, K., et al. (2009). Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology. (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill Education / Medical

Dermatologic Therapeutics

Wakelin, S. H., & Maibach, H I. (2004). Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology. Thieme.

Wolverton, S.E. (2012). Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy. (3rd ed.) Saunders.

Dermatologic Therapeutics

Wakelin, S. H., & Maibach, H I. (2004). Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology. Thieme.

Wolverton, S.E. (2012). Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy. (3rd ed.) Saunders.


The test consists of approximately 175 multiple choice items, written within the nurse practitioner scope of practice. The examination is approximately 4 hours in length.

Patient Problem Areas

•      Neoplasms 20%

      Papulosquamous & Eczematous dermatoses 18%

      Urticarias, Erythemas, Photosensitivities & Purpuras 11%

      Cosmetic dermatology & Photodamage 11%

      Adnexal disease 8%

      Infections, Infestations, Bites & Stings 7%

      Pigmentary/Vascular disorders 7%

      Hair, Nails, & Mucous membranes 7%

      Vesicobullous, Autoimmune, & Connective tissue diseases 6%

      Genodermatoses & Systemic diseases 5%

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