Course Review:

Course Description

THE DCNP Review Course is an education program that is critical for preparing dermatology NPs to successfully pass the DCNP certification examination. Dermatology has become an expansive specialty based on advancing science, technology, and diversity. Care of patients with complex and chronic disease management requires advancing competencies in immunology, pharmacology, diagnostics, and management for optimal patient outcomes. Dermatology NPs who attain DCNP certification are recognized as the highest level of professional practice in dermatology nursing practice. Many NPs who have already passed the DCNP examination choose to attend DCNP Review Courses for updated and clinically relevant continuing education. Additionally, the course also serves as a learning guide for dermatology nurses completing their NP programs and preparing to practice as a new dermatology nurse practitioner.

THE DCNP Review Course 2024 is a 2-day live conference. The program design and content for this review course are based on the most current DCNP exam blueprint, as well as feedback from hundreds of NPs who have participated in DCNP review courses. A variety of learning methods will be utilized during the program and have proven to assist NPs in reviewing and retaining dermatology knowledge for integration into clinical practice. The unique program design and curriculum is interactive and engaging. In addition to didactic lectures and case studies, attendees will participate in live, practice exam questions sessions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and apply fundamental knowledge concepts for successful completion of the DCNP certification examination.
  • Identify knowledge content areas on the DCNP certification blueprint requiring additional study and preparation for the acquisition of essential competencies in dermatology NP practice.
  • Employ the breadth and depth of knowledge to utilize advanced pharmacotherapeutics for safe and effective management of acute and chronic dermatologic conditions.
  • Utilize advanced dermatology knowledge and skills competencies for clinical decision-making process including assessment, diagnosis, and evidence-based management for optimal patient outcomes.

Program Highlights

  • Access to course materials will be available to assist with advance preparation for the DCNP certification examination.
  • 2-day interactive didactic sessions will focus on essential dermatology knowledge, evidenced-based content, and pharmacotherapeutics for the DCNP certification examination.
  • A test-taking strategies session will be provided and will help NPs prepare and develop confidence for the certification format.
  • Program content aligns with the DCNP exam blueprint and published Core Competencies for Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (2018).
  • Program format and sessions have been enhanced based on NP feedback to address specific areas of knowledge weakness including: high risk pharmacology, biologic therapies, immunology, pediatrics, genodermatoses, etc.
  • Expert faculty are all well-known educators and derm NP leaders.

Accreditation Statement(s):

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Dannemiller and The Center for Dermatology Nursing Practice. Dannemiller is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Dannemiller designates this educational activity for 14.75 contact hours, which includes 7.75 pharmacotherapeutic hours.

Method of Participation
Participants should first read the objectives and other introductory CME/CE information and then proceed to the educational activity. To receive credit for this activity, you must complete the Meeting Evaluation and your CME certificate will populate at the end.

Credit is provided through December 31, 2023. No credit will be given after this date.

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