DCNP Certification Prep Course

Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2023

This course is only intended for those preparing to sit for the DNPCB Certification Examination.

What is the Dermatology Certification Exam?

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination nationally accredited examination administered by the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (DNPCB). The exam is designed to measure the nurse practitioner’s ability to assess and diagnose acute and chronic dermatological conditions that occur across the life span. National certification is a recognized measure of competence in one’s specialty area and serves as recognition of expertise in the specialty practice of dermatology.

Who is Eligible for the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam?
To be eligible to sit for the Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) exam, candidates must meet the following requirements, as delineated by the DCNPB:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in nursing
  • Current NP state licensure
  • National certification as a NP
  • Minimum of 3,000 hours of recent dermatology NP practice (within the last 3 years) with current practice in dermatology (hours obtained from a formal dermatology NP academic program count towards the 3,000 hours).
  • For more information on eligibility criteria, please visit: https://www.dnpcb.org/

What Will the DCNP Certification Prep Course Cover?
The DCNP Certification Prep course will provide a comprehensive overview of the delineated examination focus areas identified by the DCNPB. You will learn the “need to know” information to enable you to be focused and prepared to pass the examination.

Will CEU or Contact Hours be Offered?
Estimated 15.75 CME

Chair: Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP
Kathleen Haycraft, DNP, FNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP
Diane Hanna, DNP, DCNP, FAANP
Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC, DCNP, FAANP