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This is a discussion on Info needed from experienced Aesthetic Nurses in Aesthetics Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Hi everyone, I'm just got my RN license in the state of CA after completing an associate degree...by catchthewave Jul 11, '12Hi everyone,
I'm just got my RN license in the state of CA after completing an associate degree program. I have a Bachelor's in another area of study and this was a career change. I didnt really enjoy bedside nursing and I sort of knew the second semester of the program. I didnt quit because I always finish what I start and I also know there are many branches of nursing aside from bedside nursing.
Where I am at now is that I am interested in aesthetic nursing. Here are some of my questions:
1. Do I have to put in one year of med-surg/bedside care experience to be taken seriously in future job applications as an aesthetic nurse?
2. Is it a good idea to skip med-surg experience if I am interested in aesthetic nursing.
3. Also... on jobs that require a Masters and ask for a Nurse Practitioner.. what area of focus do they prefer? (ie Practioner in family medicine, womens health, etc, or does it even matter).
If I can find a school that will take me without real-life/paid experience in nursing I will complete my master's and do aesthetic nursing.
I can put my heart into bedside nursing for one year if thats what it takes. But since this is a career change for me and I am in my late 30's, I dont want to waste anymore time doing something I dont need to to. But I am also afraid of pigeon-holing my self too early in the game.
Thanks in advance for any input
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