Aesthetic nursing..questions?

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    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..
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    Contact a physician who does these procedures and ask the staff.
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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!
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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.. =)
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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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    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.
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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.)
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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
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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
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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


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