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
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
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.
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.

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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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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