New RN with 10 years of experience as esthetician

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    Hi there. I am a brand new grad who has just passed the NCLEX and I'd love to get into aesthetic nursing. I've been a licensed esthetician for 10 years and have owned my own studio for 8 of those years. Any advice for those of you working in aesthetic nursing on how to market myself to a plastics or cosmetic dermatologist? What are they looking for in a nurse as far as skills are concerned? Is there any further education I can attend that would increase my marketability in the field?

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    I think you are already way ahead of "us" who have tons of experience as med/surg or general nurses but zero experience to do any botox injection. Anyhow, I don't know much about this field but I do know that most spas love nurses who can do botox as well as laser. Do you have experience in that either one of them?
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    We are on the same path. I have been an esthetician for 12 years and got my RN almost 2 years ago. I can help. I have been working as an aesthetic nurse for 18 months now and have had an experience in the interview process!
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    I am a BSN with 6 months med surge experience, considering aesthetician school and/or laser training. Can anyone give some advice as to whether aesthetician school is necessary/beneficial to break into this field? Or should I just try and find an RN job with a derm/plastic surgeon? If further school is recommended, is aesthetician school training preferred over laser training? Both are expensive but there is much less training time required for lasers… thank you!!