A Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) holds a Masters or Doctoral degree in the Science of Nursing. They are licensed within their state as an advanced practice nurse, is board certified by the AANP or ANCC, and specializes in the practice of dermatology. Nurse practitioners that work in dermatology can become certified in dermatology by the Dermatology Nursing Certification Board (DNCB) by successfully fulfilling the educational, practice, and written examination requirements. Dermatology nurse practitioners work in dermatology clinics, academic settings, and specialty clinics across the country with other dermatology nursing and physician specialists. They have advanced education and clinical training to diagnose, treat, prescribe and perform medical and cosmetic procedures. Nurse practitioners can practice autonomously, and often with the guidance of a collaborating physician. The core philosophy of the field is individualized and holistic care. Nurse practitioners focus on the patient’s conditions as well as the effects of illness on the lives of the patients and their families. Nurse practitioners make prevention, wellness and patient education priorities.
Christina Inman, FNP-BC, DCNP, is the first nurse practitioner in Michigan to become a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner. Additionally she is also certified through the national Dermatology Nurses’ Association. She graduated from Michigan State University with her Master’s Degree in Nursing. Completing her clinical rotations in the Lansing area. She states, “At Doctor’s Approach we are truly passionate about dermatology as a specialty and therefore being board certified in Dermatology will add to my focus and care of our patients. It is exciting to be the first DCNP in Michigan as it will add to our overall specialization at Doctor’s Approach.” Christina Inman, FNP-BC, DCNP has been a dermatology nurse practitioner for 10 years and sees patients for all medical and cosmetic dermatology concerns. Request an appointment with Christina Inman, FNP-BC, DCNP below.