The Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Phototherapy Workshop

Save the Dates! The next Phototherapy Workshops are scheduled for:

October 11, 2014
Hyatt Place Raleigh West
Raleigh, NC

Registration Opening Soon!

December 2014
Portland, OR

Specific date and location to be determined.

February 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Specific date and location to be determined.

April 23, 2015
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Registration Opening Soon!


Registering by check? Download the paper registration form here. Registrations paid by check need to be mailed to:
Dermatology Nurses' Association
Phototherapy Registration
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Fax registration forms to 856-439-0525, Attn: DNA registration.

DNA Members: $295
Non-Members: $365

Discount for Members:
Groups of 3-6: $260 per person
Groups of 7-10: $235 per person

Discount for Non-Members:
Groups of 3-6: $330 per person
Groups of 7-10: $305 per person


In a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA Past President and the developer of our first workshops, a special phototherapy program has been developed. The Fundamentals of Phototherapy is an intensive one-day training for those administering light therapy under a doctor's supervision. This workshop covers psoriasis and other photo-responsive skin diseases: PUVA, narrow and broad band UVB therapy, equipment operation and metering, and other responsibilities associated with phototherapy administration. Participants who complete this workshop in its entirety will be awarded 7.0 contact hours. This course will run from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM; continental breakfast and lunch will be served. If you have any questions about the specifics of the Phototherapy Workshop, please contact the DNA National Office at dna@dnanurse.org or 1-800-454-4362.

Target Audience: RNs, NPs, LPNs and other healthcare professionals working with phototherapy.

The objectives of this activity:

  1. Identify photoresponsive skin disorders, and desired outcomes of treatment.
  2. Describe grades and management of erythema and pruritus.
  3. Understand how Ultraviolet works. Differentiate Ultraviolet UVB from UVA, and protection against both. Understand differences in protocols for both.
  4. Recognize differences of internally and externally metered equipment. Identify types of lamps used in phototherapy.
  5. Describe ways to shield and appropriate shielding during phototherapy. Understanding why to shield during treatment.
  6. Describe what makes a successful phototherapy unit and some pitfalls. Share experiences and provide time for Q&A.

Disclaimer: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply DNA, ANCC or CBRN endorsement of any product or services.

These workshops are supported in part by unrestricted grants from Daavlin, National Biological Corporation, and Ultralite Enterprises, Inc.


Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5708.