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National Dermatology NP Group Endorses ADVANCE

ADVANCE for NPs & PAs is now an official journal of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NADNP), a recently formed organization devoted to developing dermatology expertise in nurse practitioners in all settings. NADNP formed in late June 2011 and already has more than 1,300 members.

ADVANCE for NPs & PAs has dedicated a section of its recently launched dermatology and aesthetics specialty site to NADNP, where the organization's leaders and members will provide clinical articles and other updates on a regular basis. The first article by NADNP at the site calls attention to the need for better skin cancer screening in primary care.

Debra Shelby, DNP, FNP-BC, DNC, is the founder and president of NADNP. Her devotion to excellence in dermatology practice and to the advancement of NPs in dermatology led her to create the DNP dermatology residency program at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Through this important work, Shelby's commitment to provide education and support to NPs in all settings and specialties expanded, leading to the formation of NADNP.

NADNP is "dedicated to setting the standards in dermatology practice, education, research and professional development. It is our mission to serve as a resource and to support all NPs with an interest in dermatology."

The NADNP's inaugural conference will be held May 2-5 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Register at

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