Post Graduate Dermatology Program for Nurse Practitioners
Dr. Lynne Dunphy will host a discussion on a comprehensive and innovative dermatology training program for nurse practitioners. The co-presenters are Dr. Margaret Bobonich and Dr. Susan Bulfin. Florida Atlantic University’s 3-semester program was developed in response to the recognized gap in formalized dermatology education for NP throughout the US. The program provides NPs with the essential knowledge and skills for specialization in general dermatology to care for patients across the life span. Curriculum for the program is based on the published dermatology NP core curriculum, competencies, and scope and standards for practice. Faculty include expert dermatology-certified NP educators and board-certified dermatologists.
Dr. Margaret Bobonich is an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine and Nursing where she completed her DNP and masters in nursing as a certified FNP at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Centers (UHCMC) in Cleveland, Ohio. Her active clinical practice has a special focus on immunodermatology. Dr. Bobonich created a 2-year post-Master’s Dermatology NP training program at UHCMC modeled after the Lahey Clinic program. She is lead faculty for the Dermatology Specialty Track in a Master’s NP certificate program at Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Susan Bulfin, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, professor and director of the DNP Program at Florida Atlantic University has been a family nurse practitioner for over 37 years. Her expertise and innovative leadership as a trailblazer for NPs extends to public health, women’s health, quality improvement, and caring science arenas and have led to her fellowship nomination. Previous awards and appointments include the National Human Genome Research Scholarship, Mercer University Distinguished Faculty of the Year, $3.6 million in HRSA awards for nurse practitioner education, and committee positions with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty.REgister now