derm & aesthetic NPs


Interested in heading into a derm specialty after completing my masters.

any current Derm Nps want to share their path? I know there is no specific masters for derm, it's more specializing in the job. Also interested in the cosmetic aspect!

any and all advice/tips would be greatly appreciated

Specializes in CEN, SCRN. Has 8 years experience.

I'm also curious about this. I'd love to hear the typical derm path that leads to success.


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Specializes in Corrections. Has 8 years experience.

There is a company with locations in Dallas and Scottsdale, AZ that will pick you up for dermatology training. You can search for those jobs on and it should pop up.

I am currently in a job hunt for a Derm NP position. I know it'll vary from geographic location, but I can touch on how it is over here in New Jersey.

There is a fairly even mix of New Grad derm jobs and experience derm jobs. The majority of Derm practices here hire Physician Assistants, though I'm not sure why.

Most practices will hire a new grad and train them from scratch. Training periods usually last 3-6 months, consisting of shadowing, a didactic portion, and sometimes seeing their own patients. From what I've seen, it really depends on how fast the person picks it up.

I find it's a little harder to get into the cosmetic side of Derm unless you've had cosmetic experience as an RN.

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Specializes in allergy and asthma, urgent care. Has 14 years experience.

I'm also interested in working in derm. Unfortunately, the derm jobs are few and far between in my area, and they all want at least 2 years of Derm experience. I don't think it's going to happen for me.