A systematic review of advanced practice nurses' skin cancer assessment barriers, skin lesion recognition skills, and skin cancer training activities

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Purpose: Little is known about the skin cancer detection skills of advanced practice nurses (APNs). This systematic review of published literature seeks to describe (a) barriers to APNs' performance of skin examination, (b) APNs' ability to recognize suspicious skin lesions, and

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-673
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011



  • Advanced practice nurse (APN)
  • Cancer
  • Continuing education
  • Dermatology
  • Risk factors
  • Secondary prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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