Elizabeth Leen-Burns, APRN, DCNP
Elizabeth Leen-Burns, MSN, FNP-C, DCNP joined Water’s Edge Dermatology as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner with an abundance of experience. Ms. Leen-Burns has more than 25 years of experience as a nurse practitioner and 15 years of experience in dermatology. Prior to practicing in dermatology, Elizabeth practiced in OB/GYN as a Certified Nurse Midwife delivering expert care to women in gynecology, pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Elizabeth began her dermatology career in Jacksonville, Florida where she studied under a prominent dermatologist learning skin cancer evaluation, surgical excisions, Mohs closures, and extensive general dermatology. She then went on to develop a laser safety and training program. Ms. Leen-Burns mentored and trained many nurse practitioner and physician assistant students in her busy practice.
Elizabeth grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, one of 12 children to a doctor and a nurse. She attended Florida Atlantic University to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She quickly excelled in nursing and was accepted at a very young age to the University of Florida Nursing School to obtain a Master’s Degree in Nursing, specializing in women’s health and maternity care. She then went on to practice in women’s health in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2007, she began her career in dermatology. Elizabeth has a passion for dermatology and has devoted her professional life to becoming an expert in dermatological care. She brings a vast knowledge of and is committed to staying up to date with the latest developments in the field and applying it to her daily practice. She excels in dermoscopic evaluation and treatment of skin cancers. In general dermatology, Elizabeth treats a wide range of skin disorders including acne, psoriasis, cysts, moles, and other skin lesions. She especially enjoys dermatology surgery for which she was expertly trained.
When she is not working, Elizabeth enjoys her family and ocean activities.
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Education and Training
Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner, DNP Certification Board
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, FL Board of Nursing
Family Practice Nursing, Maryville University
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL