Faculty: Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN
Release Date: 02/10/2015
The Dermatology Nurses’ Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care.
In 1978, an informal meeting was held to discuss concerns and questions and to seek avenues for further education for dermatologic nursing. This meeting lead to increased attendance the next year and finally to the first educational program in 1980. In 1981 nurses from all areas of dermatologic practice met to explore the possibility of forming a professional association of nurses working in the dermatology field. The first official annual convention of DNA was held in 1982. In 1983 the first elected slate of officers was installed. The DNA has grown to over 3,000 members with 19 local chapters. The first issue of DNA’s first journal, Dermatology Nursing, was published in 1989. The newsletter, DNA Focus, a highly informative quarterly publication has continued to develop in response to the members’ needs. The NP Society of the DNA was established in 2005-06 to meet the needs of DNA's growing NP membership. In 2009, DNA launched a new official journal, the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (JDNA).
Companies are invited to join DNA as a Corporate Member for an annual contribution of $3,000. Benefits include recognition in the DNA FOCUS newsletter, Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and on DNA’s website. Corporate members receive recognition at the Corporate Members Luncheon held in conjunction with the Annual Convention and also receive recognition in the Convention Program Book.
DNA’s website offers membership services, online educational activities, convention registration information and much more.
DNA makes its mailing list available for rental to companies. Certain qualifications and restrictions apply. You may select from the entire DNA mailing list or the NP Society mailing list only.
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