Dermatology Specialty Practice Group

Engage, Learn, Network and Progress Practice in Dermatology

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Dermatology SPG

If your health care focus is only skin deep, but your passion for your patients goes far deeper, the Dermatology Specialty Practice Group (SPG) is for you! This SPG offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share interest or clinical expertise in dermatology. As an SPG member you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in dermatology.

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A Message From the Dermatology SPG Co-chairs

Lakshi Aldredge - SPG ChairLakshi Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC

NPs are strategically placed within the health care system to transform lives and effect change. I am proud to serve as the co-chair for the Dermatology Specialty Group, a dynamic group of dermatology NPs that share knowledge and experiences in order to improve patient outcomes. The SPG serves as a valuable resource where NPs can share important new research in the field of dermatology and pose clinical and professional questions. As a community of colleagues and friends, the Dermatology SPG welcomes all dermatology NPs, from the seasoned expert to the novice dermatology NP just beginning their career. I encourage all interested NPs to join the Dermatology SPG and start the conversation!

Peggy Vernon SPG ChairPeggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

The consequences of skin disease are more than skin deep. The psychological effects of skin disease can last long after the disease has been treated, has been cleared or is in remission. Skin disease is one of the few diseases that is visible for the whole world to see. Patients with skin disease experience higher rates of depression, addiction, suicide and social isolation. As dermatology SPG co-chair, it is a privilege to work with members sharing strategies for treating dermatology patients with acceptance, compassion, empathy and encouragement. All NPs see patients with skin disorders in one form or another. We welcome you to join the dermatology SPG!

Dermatology SPG Forums

Join this growing SPG community and engage with other like-minded NPs with an interest in Dermatology. Take part in interactive discussion and debate, gain support and explore Q&As and always be on top of the latest available news, education and information.

Dermatology Forum

Dermatology SPG Details and Eligibility

  • Annual Dues: $20
  • Available exclusively to current AANP members
  • Open to all AANP members with dedication to, or interest in, dermatology, which focuses on the structure, function and diseases of the skin, hair and nails