Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

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    Hello,
    I am entering an adult NP program in January. I would like to eventually work in a Dermatology office. However, I can't find any information on how to go about gaining experience in that speciality, or if there is another program I should be attending. As far as I know, one cannot specialize in Derm in school. The school I am going to be attending is not very helpful. Does anyone know?? I come across adds looking for Derm NPs but they require experience. Where do you get your training?? Is there an additional certification?? Thanks so much. Any answers are appreciated as I am quite confused.
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    regis university has a post np certificate in dermatology, there is also a np fellowship in derm for np but I lost that bookmark......you might want to do a FNP a lot of kids get acne
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    I am taking an esthetician course. You donít need this of course however; it really helps if you want to work in plastic surgery or dermatology offices! Your pay increases b/c you handle not only the nursing aspect but also can do micro-derms exedra.
    Hope this helps
    steph
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    I am also interested in pursuing a specialty in derm and med aesthetics as an np. Where and which program are you taking for med aesthetics ? How much does it cost ?
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    When I graduated in May I inquired about a derm NP position and it was running the acne clinic at a large derm practice. Couldn't see myself doing the same thing over and over and over and over (you get the idea). However, they offered OJT.
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    Quote from dg1982
    Hello,
    I am entering an adult NP program in January. I would like to eventually work in a Dermatology office. However, I can't find any information on how to go about gaining experience in that speciality, or if there is another program I should be attending. As far as I know, one cannot specialize in Derm in school. The school I am going to be attending is not very helpful. Does anyone know?? I come across adds looking for Derm NPs but they require experience. Where do you get your training?? Is there an additional certification?? Thanks so much. Any answers are appreciated as I am quite confused.
    I would definitely work in primary care for at least a year before specializing. Also, as an Adult NP, you will only be able to see ages 13 and up. I'm not sure how many children see the derm, so you might want to find out before specializing as an Adult NP.
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    Island.

    Would like to discuss this school.



    THANKS
    Quote from islandnp4az
    I am also interested in pursuing a specialty in derm and med aesthetics as an np. Where and which program are you taking for med aesthetics ? How much does it cost ?
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 5, '07 : Reason: Remove personal information
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    i'm interesed in the dermatology but, you get trained, at the job site, when you get hired, not really at school... it would help if you go to CE, certified classess, etc
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    My close friend and fellow FNP classmate wound up getting hired as a NP in a derm practice. He knew the derm. from the hospital where he worked as a RN and then started working at the doc's office P/T (with the doc telling him he would be hired as a NP once he graduated) learning the ins and outs while he was still in NP school. Once he passed the boards and received his license, he did on the job training as a NP for several weeks and learned how to do some minor procedures.

    He said that he sees a LOT of children/babies at the office, so depending on the derm practice - FNP might be the way to go.
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    The dermatologist i go to has FNP working with him


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