DCNP Certification

For all information regarding re-certification, please refer to the new DNPCB website:

Designation of Certification

Certification is awarded to those who have successfully completed the certification process by meeting the eligibility criteria and passing a multiple choice written examination. The designated credential is Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP).

Certification is valid for a period of three (3) years. Recertification may be attained through contact hours of continuing education credit or by examination.

The Dermatology NP Coalition has been working since 2016 to improve the integrity of our profession and to reach our ultimate goal of accrediting our DCNP exam through the American Board of Nursing Specialties.

The following links are provided for your convenience revealing the published work of the Dermatology NP Coalition:




Scope of Practice and Standards of Care

The 3rd Edition of Dermatology Nursing Scope of Practice and Standards of Care is the authoritative statement of competent level of nursing practice for both the dermatology registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurse.  Scope of Practice defines who the dermatology nurse is along with what we do, when, why, and how we provide nursing care.  The Standards of Care delineated accountable dermatology nursing professional responsibilities.