As a resident at USF I should help clear up a misconception here on SDN. The dermatology nursing BS that's going on at USF has NOTHING to do with the Dermatology department. The college of nursing, obviously, is indepedent of our department. The DNP "program" that they started is completely through the nursing school. They work with a private dermatologist not affiliated at all with the Dermatology department. I can assure your our the chairman of our Dermatology Dept has actively campaigned against this program.
If you don't think this may happen at your institution your are wrong. All it takes is an aggressive nursing dean and these programs will start to crop up everywhere.