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Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA)

Mission Statement/Core Purpose

The Dermatology Nurses’ Association is a professional nursing organization comprised of a diverse group of individuals committed to quality care through sharing knowledge and expertise. The core purpose of the DNA is to promote excellence in dermatologic care.


About DNA

In 1978, an informal meeting was held to discuss concerns and questions and to seek avenues for further education for dermatologic nursing. This meeting lead to increased attendance the next year and finally to the first educational program in 1980. In 1981 nurses from all areas of dermatologic practice met to explore the possibility of forming a professional association of nurses working in the dermatology field. The first official annual convention of DNA was held in 1982. In 1983 the first elected slate of officers was installed. The DNA has grown to over 3,000 members with 26 local chapters. The first issue of DNA’s first journal, Dermatology Nursing, was published in 1989. The newsletter, DNA Focus, a highly informative bi-monthly publication has continued to develop in response to the members’ needs.



International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
(ISPAN)

Mission Statement

The mission of ISPAN is promoting the competency and education of the Plastic Surgical Nurse. 


About ISPAN

The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1975. Plastic surgical nursing is a diverse multidisciplinary field that encompasses various practice settings and educational backgrounds including pediatric reconstruction, skin care, aesthetics, burns, adult reconstruction, craniofacial, operating room, post anesthesia care, office settings, management, nurse injectors, independent practitioners, advanced practice nursing, nurse educators, physician assistants, surgical technicians, licensed practical nurses, and industry. ISPAN will help you enhance your practice by providing information on current trends, patient safety initiatives, and legislative updates. ISPAN encourages members to take full advantage of the many benefits membership has to offer.

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