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Dermatology Nurse

A Dermatology Nurse treats and cares for patients who have skin diseases and conditions, or undergo cosmetic surgery.
Required education
Annual average salary
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll have a wide range of skills to handle all aspects of the skin, which requires highly specialized care.
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What you’ll do


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


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


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


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


Get your Dermatology Nursing Certification.


You’re ready to work as a Dermatology Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Dermatology Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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