Enhance Your Expertise in Skin Care

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship prepares certified nurse practitioners to pursue and continue a subspeciality career in dermatology. Over the course of one year, you’ll acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the management of skin disorders such as skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema and acne, as well as learn how to perform biopsies and other diagnostic techniques. Upon completing the fellowship, you’ll be able to work independently or as part of a team in dermatology clinics, hospitals and other health care settings.

The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship at Regis is one of the few post-graduate programs in the country specifically created to meet the requirements for national certification as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Over the course of the fellowship, you’ll complete 630 of the required 3,000 clinical hours needed for certification, all while being instructed by faculty who have been recognized as experts in the field of dermatology.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online and synchronous web-based courses with a 3-day on-campus intensive

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Time Commitment
1 year

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Key Dates
Program begins in August of each year

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National Certification

This program prepares certified nurse practitioners to receive required didactic course work, including a required on-campus procedures course, and 630 clinical hours to pursue requirements to sit for national certification as a dermatology nurse practitioner through the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification. Following completion of the fellowship, participants will continue to work clinically until they have completed 3,000 hours in aggregate (the 630 fellowship hours count toward this total) to obtain national certification.

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Clinical Dermatology for the Nurse Practitioner

Building on basic physiology and pathophysiology, this course utilizes a comprehensive approach to address the underlying principles of clinical dermatology, including etiology, epidemiology and theories related to the pathogenesis of dermatology.

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Procedural Dermatology for the Nurse Practitioner

This course addresses common procedures in clinical dermatology including slide preparation, microscopic examination, basic suturing, excision and biopsy techniques, chemical destruction of lesions and clinical decision making.

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Clinical Integration Practicum in Dermatology

This clinical course focuses on skill competency and practice related to the nurse practitioner’s role in dermatology, focusing on assessment, differential diagnosis, management, and patient education of common dermatological disorders as well as health maintenance in dermatology.

All students must already hold an M.S. in Nursing or DNP with a nurse practitioner population focus and commit to working in the dermatology field. To apply to the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program, you will also need:

  • All official transcripts from colleges attended
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of nursing certification
  • 1-2-page personal essay that outlines:
    • The role of dermatology nurse practitioners
    • Your perceived challenges of graduate education
    • Your reasons for selecting Regis University.

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Tuition for the 2023 Fall and 2024 Spring semesters: $946 per credit hour
Total program credits: 15
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your post-graduate certificate in the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach.

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The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship program is offered by the historic Loretto Heights School of Nursing within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.