Mission and Philosophy


The Dermatology Nursing Certification Board (DNCB) promotes the highest standards of dermatology nursing practice and establishes credentialing mechanisms for validating proficiency in dermatology nursing.


The DNCB believes that the specialty of dermatology nursing promotes attainment of the highest standards of nursing practice for optimal patient care. This organization believes that attainment of a common knowledge base, utilization of the nursing process, and a high level of skill in the practice setting are required for the specialty practice of dermatology nursing, and should receive professional recognition.

The DNCB is committed to the advancement of professional nursing through recognition of nurses displaying knowledge and expertise in the specialty practice of dermatology nursing. In doing so, the DNCB recognizes the value of education programs, research, and clinical practice which foster personal and professional growth.