Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has launched a new “Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Post-graduate Certificate Program,” to provide nurse practitioners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for specialization in general dermatology to care for patients across the life span. Nurse practitioners are licensed, independent clinicians who are focused on managing people’s health conditions and preventing disease.  

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, as advanced registered nurses (APRNs), nurse practitioners often specialize by patient population, including pediatric, adult-gerontological and women’s health. Nurse practitioners may also subspecialize in areas such as dermatology, cardiovascular health and oncology. 

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