What is DNP?

Understanding your provider’s professional credentials

Dr. Renata Flaks, DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) is a certified advanced practice nurse (APN) in accordance with New Jersey Statute 45:11-47 with appropriate certifications, degrees and licenses who may prescribe and/or order medications in conformity with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 45:11-45 et seq. and with protocols for the prescription, ordering and/or dispensing of medications – to be in writing and jointly developed by the APN and the collaborating physician in accordance with the standards of N.J.S.A.45:11-49 and N.J.A.C. 13:37-8.1 and N.J.A.C.13:35-6.6.

So what does all that mean?

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a terminal professional degree in nursing. The DNP is one of two doctorate degrees in nursing, the other being the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing). 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a practice-focused doctoral degree to prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice roles. The DNP provides expanded knowledge through the formulation and interpretation of evidence-based practice. Educating the next generation of health care providers is a critical step for increasing access to quality health care and improving health care outcomes.

What can QualityDerm do for you?

Medical Dermatology involves the evaluation, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of cutaneous presentations, conditions, and diseases which affect the skin, hair, and nails. Pathology will range from common conditions like acne or eczema to more complex presentations such as bullous disease or cutaneous lymphoma. Sub-specialties in dermatology practice include pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dermatology DNPs identify the patient’s need for dermatologic care using comprehensive assessment and diagnostic reasoning to elicit relevant data about a patient’s condition. The process includes conducting a comprehensive health history, medication review, and the interpretation of laboratory studies and pathology reports to establish a differential diagnosis. The NP consults and refers to dermatologists, dermatopathologists, dermatology surgeons, oncologists, rheumatologists, primary care providers, and many other health care professionals as appropriate to provide comprehensive care.

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Date of Publication:
July 10, 2017 at 8:08 pm