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Dermatology Nursing Website gets a Facelift
MT. LAUREL, N.J. – July 13, 2011 – The Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) launched its newly redesigned website, dnanurse.org, this week. The site offers an online community for nurses and nurse practitioners, a press room and other features to ensure a user-friendly experience, while providing timely and relevant dermatology news and membership information. The new site has been receiving particular accolades for its easier navigation and interactive features.
“Visitors will find this new site much more dynamic than its predecessor,” said DNA Executive Director, Victoria Elliot. “There are videos, blogs and online educational opportunities among other things, which will keep people engaged and informed.”
New features include a Community tab, where members can submit and respond to blog posts, post documents, pose questions and polls to colleagues and create groups for networking purposes. The Career Center allows job seekers to browse postings and gives employers direct access to the best and brightest talent in nursing.
The Education portal houses Discussions in Dermatology, a series of video lectures; DNA Annual Convention and Phototherapy Workshop information; Living Medical e-textbook; a Continuing Education Center with online programming from past DNA Annual Conventions; a section for those seeking certification and credits in dermatology nursing; research information; and the Nursing Center and Skin Care Network, which are powered by one of DNA’s partner organizations, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Members also have access to the DNA Focus Newsletter and official journal, the Journal of Dermatology Nurses’ Association.
A Patient section features frequently asked questions, easy-to-follow video tutorials like, “Guidelines for Self Skin Exam” and “Applying Sunscreen.” Visitors will also find sun safety tips; support group information for issues from acne to leprosy; and an Ask an Expert forum where posted questions will be answered by dermatology professionals.
The Advocacy tab showcases a quarterly newsletter; basic tips to affect change, like ways to get in touch with local government; DNA position statements; and the latest information on DNA’s legislative priorities. A section for press offers news releases and fact sheets for media looking for story ideas.
“We are thrilled with the new site,” said DNA President, Nina MacDonald, BScN, RN, DNC. “We hope that healthcare professionals, media and patients alike will visit this great resource any time they are looking for information about dermatology or dermatology nursing.”
The Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) 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. Members include nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical and vocational nurses, medical assistants and others associated with dermatology nursing, who work in a variety of settings including clinics, academic institutions, private practice, public health centers, and government facilities.
Members of the DNA’s Nurse Practitioner Society are afforded tools, resources and education focused on the needs of the advanced nurse practitioner. To learn more, visit http://www.dnanurse.org/, connect with DNA on Facebook and follow DNA on Twitter @DNAnurses.