Aesthetic nursing..questions?

  1. 0 i don't know if this is the correct place this thread should be..but could anyone give me info on how to become an aesthetic nurse? .. like botox, laser...etc.. medical spa setting?.. I'm a new grad.or will finish my bsn in about a week..i just have a project and a final to complete..i already have my license...but shoot..i don't really know if i want to become a bedside nurse. I want to start working NOW, and not wait for new grad programs out there.. i will be bored if i don't do something after i'm done with school. but anyways.. i found a number where they will train you, and you get hands on training on botox, how to use the laser machine,etc,...and you get a certificate, but its not required in the state of CA. is there anything else i should know ..if i want to really pursue this desire? or does anyone know of any websites on how i can go about that?
    thanks..
  2. Visit  vIC_1117 profile page

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    From 'san bernardino, ca'; 33 Years Old; Joined Oct '06; Posts: 16; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  TazziRN profile page
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    Contact a physician who does these procedures and ask the staff.
  4. Visit  saftman22 profile page
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    Quote from vIC_1117
    i already have my license...
    How do you already have your license if you haven't graduated yet? Just wondering!
  5. Visit  vIC_1117 profile page
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    Quote from saftman22
    How do you already have your license if you haven't graduated yet? Just wondering!


    I go to loma linda university (loma linda, ca)... in a BSN program. .after we take critical care and peds, we have our AA degree.. i finished that quarter in spring of 06..i did what alot of students did and got the NCLEX over with in the summmer... not alot of schools let you take the test before the bns program is over...but my school does.. =)
  6. Visit  healthyhere profile page
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    I am actually an expert in this field - my current (soon to be "past") career is as a Medical Business Devopment Consultant specializing in medical aesthetic management and training.
    I have been helping physicians, clinics and national companies within this field for the past 7 years and am taking a leave to return to school to persue a nursing degree).
    With that being said - Im happy to help any nurses out there seeking information on this subject.... :-) Ofcourse Im sure I'll need your knowledge as i study the art of nursing.

    First thing-
    Before investing in a costly training program, first seek employment AS IS! The two key factors that most general rn's arent aware of is
    1. Your lack of aesthetic experience is sometimes a PLUS to hiring managers as they prefer to train you to their protocol standards and avoid dealing with your previous mind set. However, being naturally great with a needle is good experience to note - as injectables are a big player in aesthetics (fillers, collagen, botox, etc) and they dont want to train an RN who isnt confident with a needle ;-)
    2. The BONUS trait, skill and/or experience that a general nurse can have to stand out from the other non aesthetic experienced rn's in CONSULTATIVE SALES or CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS! If youre someone that easily builds relationships with patients, forms trusting bonds with people and feel confident about consulting people to spend money on a medical procedure that they dont necessarily need, however they really want or will look better from - GREAT! Remember, your a medical professional, but specializing in procedures that are OPTIONAL, as opposed to those that patients MUST be treated for (i.e. illness, disease, injury, etc), you have to have a customer service attitude and be able to promote, suggest and offer procedures to all your patients. For example - you're treating a pt with a non ablative laser for issues with facial pignentation, tighting, etc... while doing the procedure you must be evaluating her skin & if needed, offer treatments for other issues she may have (i.e. - "Oh Ms. Smith I think we need to get these two lines across your forehead taken care of before the wrinkles set and are too deep to mend." ) This leads to botox discussion which leads to your patient starting botox treatments. Its a suggestion that leads to consulting that leads to a sale.

    The reason I wanted to be so detailed with point number 2 is because alot of times those seeking an aesthetic environment for their medical career do not realize you need to adapt your mind set from insurance type procedures. If you have a great personality, love talking to people, making them beautiful and enjoy suggesting what one needs to attain their aesthetic desires (which cost money - no insurance accepted)... then dont worry, you'll get a job without having formal aesthetic training. :-)


    LASTLY... BE CONFIDENT!! HAVE THE "I CAN DO ANYTHING IF YOU JUST SHOW ME HOW" ATTITUDE AND SHOW THEM YOU CAN SELL, BY SELLING YOUR ATTRIBUTES AT THE INTERVIEW!

    And if you need any info/advice, im happy to help or if nothing else tell you how/where to get what info you need.
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  7. Visit  Nurse Salt profile page
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    Healthyhere, any idea how much an aesthetic nurse makes in CA (SF Bay Area)? I always see part time/per diem positions listed on the web.
  8. Visit  ecjewels profile page
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    I too am an RN in California and am looking into aesthetic nursing. Any word on the salary over here in northern CA? Also, any suggestions on where to apply? (I've been an RN for 14 years but don't have any aesthetics experience.)
  9. Visit  klh39v profile page
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    Hi there,
    I just joined this website
    I am a RN for about 20 years and also have my esthetics license- I am having trouble finding a job- can you give me any suggestions-I really want to get into medical esthetics
    I live 20 minutes north of Boston Mass
  10. Visit  fotero profile page
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    Quote from healthyhere
    I am actually an expert in this field - my current (soon to be "past") career is as a Medical Business Devopment Consultant specializing in medical aesthetic management and training.
    I have been helping physicians, clinics and national companies within this field for the past 7 years and am taking a leave to return to school to persue a nursing degree).
    With that being said - Im happy to help any nurses out there seeking information on this subject.... :-) Ofcourse Im sure I'll need your knowledge as i study the art of nursing.

    First thing-
    Before investing in a costly training program, first seek employment AS IS! The two key factors that most general rn's arent aware of is
    1. Your lack of aesthetic experience is sometimes a PLUS to hiring managers as they prefer to train you to their protocol standards and avoid dealing with your previous mind set. However, being naturally great with a needle is good experience to note - as injectables are a big player in aesthetics (fillers, collagen, botox, etc) and they dont want to train an RN who isnt confident with a needle ;-)
    2. The BONUS trait, skill and/or experience that a general nurse can have to stand out from the other non aesthetic experienced rn's in CONSULTATIVE SALES or CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS! If youre someone that easily builds relationships with patients, forms trusting bonds with people and feel confident about consulting people to spend money on a medical procedure that they dont necessarily need, however they really want or will look better from - GREAT! Remember, your a medical professional, but specializing in procedures that are OPTIONAL, as opposed to those that patients MUST be treated for (i.e. illness, disease, injury, etc), you have to have a customer service attitude and be able to promote, suggest and offer procedures to all your patients. For example - you're treating a pt with a non ablative laser for issues with facial pignentation, tighting, etc... while doing the procedure you must be evaluating her skin & if needed, offer treatments for other issues she may have (i.e. - "Oh Ms. Smith I think we need to get these two lines across your forehead taken care of before the wrinkles set and are too deep to mend." ) This leads to botox discussion which leads to your patient starting botox treatments. Its a suggestion that leads to consulting that leads to a sale.

    The reason I wanted to be so detailed with point number 2 is because alot of times those seeking an aesthetic environment for their medical career do not realize you need to adapt your mind set from insurance type procedures. If you have a great personality, love talking to people, making them beautiful and enjoy suggesting what one needs to attain their aesthetic desires (which cost money - no insurance accepted)... then dont worry, you'll get a job without having formal aesthetic training. :-)


    LASTLY... BE CONFIDENT!! HAVE THE "I CAN DO ANYTHING IF YOU JUST SHOW ME HOW" ATTITUDE AND SHOW THEM YOU CAN SELL, BY SELLING YOUR ATTRIBUTES AT THE INTERVIEW!

    And if you need any info/advice, im happy to help or if nothing else tell you how/where to get what info you need.


    Hi Healthythere,


    I am a New Gard RN graduate in CA with many years of medical experience overseas. I feel pretty confident with needles and I am really interested to start my nursing practice in Aesthetic field. I am interested to know what is the salary for the nurses entry level??

    Thanks in advance for your response
  11. Visit  april er profile page
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    can anyone recommend a school or training center on the east coast, i am very interested in obtaining information about aesthetic nursing.
    thanks
    april er
  12. Visit  tansy0175 profile page
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    Hi! I live in san antonio, tx. Have been an RN for 8 yrs now. I had an MD and PA ask me to go to learn about esthetics so that I can work for them. I have a school in mind but have no idea what the pay rate is. How do I know if they are paying me what I am worth. I am willing to take a small pay cut to get out of floor nursing. They haven't really told me what they would pay me because this is new to them as well. What is a good salary for this in san antonio, tx.
    Please HELP!!!
  13. Visit  pinkturesque profile page
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    hi healthyhere,
    the main reason i got my nursing degree was to get into aesthetic nursing. I have my esthetician license, worked 1 year at a spa, then busted my butt to finish nursing as my 2nd degree. i have experience in sales and customer service...but have just graduated RN school and no "real" nursing experience. Do you think I should just go straight into the aesthetic industry or get some nursing experience first?

    i'm actually applying for hospital work, but it's not what I want to do in the long run...

    thanks for your advice/input!
  14. Visit  BotoxRN profile page
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    Hi pinkturesque,

    I have been in the aesthetic biz for almost 8 years now & love it. I didn't do nursing but 6 months & then was a pharma rep for a few years. I got into aesthetics by accident. You might look into getting a job with a derm or plastics & learning about the biusiness. Alot of them won't let their RNs inject so a medi-spa is another avenue. There are several places to get trained but you have to be able to start practicing what you learned asap because you lose it fast!
    Let me know what else I can help you with - look forward to hearing what you do!

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