Dermatology Nurse

A Dermatology Nurse treats and cares for patients who have skin diseases and conditions, or undergo cosmetic surgery.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Annual average salary
Patient-facing
Structured
Varied
You’ll have a wide range of skills to handle all aspects of the skin, which requires highly specialized care.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Education

You’ll teach people how to protect their skin, and care for skin conditions and diseases at home.

Treatment

You’ll provide care for patients pre- and post-surgery, treat skin conditions including burns and perform cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels.

Where you’ll work
  • Burn units in hospitals
  • Dermatology practices
  • Hospitals
  • Plastic surgeons’ offices
  • Private clinics
How to become a Dermatology Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least 2,000 hours of experience in Dermatology.

04

Get your Dermatology Nursing Certification.

05

You’re ready to work as a Dermatology Nurse.

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Getting Real: Today’s Nurse
Dermatology nurses help us take care of our largest organ — our skin. Dermatology nursing is a specialty that focuses on helping treat wounds, injuries and diseases of the skin.
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