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Call for Volunteers for Membership Committee

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:07pm

The DNA’s main focus has always been to share knowledge and expertise through networking with fellow nursing professionals, all while promoting the highest standards in dermatologic nursing care. With over 2,400 members, the continued growth of the DNA has become a main emphasis and we have designed this committee keeping that in mind. The main purpose of the Membership Committee will be to promote growth and retention of membership within the DNA. We are looking for creative and strategic volunteers to be a part of this new endeavor, because who better knows what interests the members of DNA, but its members.

The Committee will be comprised of 1 chair, a chair-elect, 6 to 10 committee members and a Board liaison. The primary responsibility of this group of individuals will be to develop strategic, but fun approaches for recruiting and retaining members. For more information regarding this committee, please read the committee’s description. Interested in volunteering to be a part of this committee? Please contact Jessica Dougherty at .

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Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:08am

Hello all,

So I just joined the DNA recently and I'm fairly new at this. I have a tele and home health background and currently work in an outpatient dermatology practice. I wanted to ask my fellow nurses what kind of advatages as far as job offers, etc a nurse might get from having a dermatology certification? I have an associate's degree and all I see are job postings for derm NP. Any input, advice would be greatly appreciated. Liz

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Tue, 05/19/2015 - 9:07am

 Can someone please tell me where to get information for prep books for crtification? 



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Looking for advice on how to land my first Dermatology NP position

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 3:14pm

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to be joining DNA. I wanted to get advice on how to land my first Dermatology NP position. I have been an NP for over 4 years and have experience in family practice (currently) and management of NPs. I do have experience in treating minor derm problems, such as acne, all types of rashes, etc. I even have experience with the cosmetic aspect of Derm (Latisee, Vaniqa, etc). I have such a passion and excitement about going into Dermatology practice! I want to learn more about the field. However, living in Illinois, I feel that I am limited to job openings. I am constantly looking for openings in Illinois, but the postings are usually more than 2 hours away from my home. The ones that I have seen near my home REQUIRE experience only with an NP who has worked in a Derm office and not primary care. A recent job I applied for sounded really great and the employer was willling to train, but it was filled so quickly because of the volume of experienced NPs who applied.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me in terms of where to look or what to do? If you are an experienced NP in Dermatology, what advice would you give someone just starting off? I would really appreciate any feedback. I heard that maybe getting a certification in Dermatology would help since it shows you have some training, but before I do this and spend money/time is it worth the investment?

Thank you!!!


P.S. If you live in IL, would you be able to help me and connect some time? Thanks!

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Sun, 02/08/2015 - 4:03pm

Any ideas on where to go to attend workshops on suturing? Have solid basic skill, yet want to broaden my skillset.

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