Author Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, DNC

Debra Shelby, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, DNC

Debra Shelby is the president and founder of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (NADNP). She is also the chief operating officer and founding managing member of Florida Specialty Dermatology Care, LLC. In addition, she is the affiliate director of the University of South Florida DNP Dermatology Residency Program and a dermatology specialist at Suncoast Skin Solutions. Shelby has been practicing dermatology since she graduated as a family nurse practitioner in January 2000. In 2006, she was accepted into the DNP doctoral program at the University of South Florida. For her doctoral project, she developed the nation’s first DNP specialty residency in dermatology and became the first resident to complete the program in 2008. Shelby has focused her academic and clinical experiences toward the treatment of skin cancers and was educated by the top melanoma researchers, scientists, physicians and surgeons at Moffitt Cancer Center.