Well... I GOT IT!!!

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    After working for two and a half years in an operating room and being charge nurse and begging to be in our few plastic surgery rooms all the time.... I GOT IT! I'm going to start as an aesthetic/plastic surgery RN at a private practice! No more orthopedics, NO MORE GYN!!! I'm so excited to start and learn everything about the office procedures that I can!
    Botox, fillers, thermage, IPL laser, peels! Two operating days so I won't lose my OR skills too!!
    I want to start tomorrow! But I can't... I have to wait until my (hopefully) 3 weeks notice is up!
    Its going to be so much easier suffering through the evils of my current job knowing such a vast and magical experience awaits me!
    The only thing I have to do now is get my ACLS certification (maybe Airway management).
    Any advice or prep work anyone knows about before I start my new position?
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    Quote from divokevan
    After working for two and a half years in an operating room and being charge nurse and begging to be in our few plastic surgery rooms all the time.... I GOT IT! I'm going to start as an aesthetic/plastic surgery RN at a private practice! No more orthopedics, NO MORE GYN!!! I'm so excited to start and learn everything about the office procedures that I can!
    Botox, fillers, thermage, IPL laser, peels! Two operating days so I won't lose my OR skills too!!
    I want to start tomorrow! But I can't... I have to wait until my (hopefully) 3 weeks notice is up!
    Its going to be so much easier suffering through the evils of my current job knowing such a vast and magical experience awaits me!
    The only thing I have to do now is get my ACLS certification (maybe Airway management).
    Any advice or prep work anyone knows about before I start my new position?

    Hey, I was interested in going into cosmetic nursing. How would I go about that in Canada?
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    I've planned on doing this for a while now so I have set up my experience to look good to these types of jobs. I worked in a GI office for a while then went to surgery at a large hospital for 2.5 years, did their RN residency, and got in on all the plastic cases. I made some good contacts and references with multiple plastic surgeons, I was charge in surgery... its really competitive, so until these experiences started adding up to look like good experience, no one was interested. I've also help set up my hospitals fat transfer system with centrifuge. Do projects that make you knowledgable and seem interested!

    Sorry for the long winded common sense answer!!!! Basically, its really hard to break into but I'm hoping this is the start of a long and fun career for me! Just look at what they want and then shoot for putting as many of those things as you can in your resume!
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    Congrats !
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    Quote from CharDan

    Hey, I was interested in going into cosmetic nursing. How would I go about that in Canada?
    Oh okay! Thank you so much! I'm currently working for a burns and plastics unit. Most of the surgeons on my nut have their own private clinics. I also heard there were courses I can take but it's uber expensive!!! Besides gaining experience, I think courses are needed in order to practice in Canada. Congrats on you new position though
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    There is a great website to study for ACLS--just used it to get mine. acls-algorithms.com So happy for you!
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    I have wondered about this field. I do know a friend who left the critical care area to go into aesthetic nursing. She opened her own business (husband is a doctor) and loved it. She said she never wants to work in the Stepdown / Intensive care area ever again. It would be like being an artist and a nurse at once.
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    If I am not working in surgery, is there any chance I can get a job like that?
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    This is really useful and practical advise. I will start looking into surgical job requirements and just shoot for that direction. Another idea is that sometimes a private practice physician would be willing to take a good RN in to train. May be I can do that part time while maintaining my hospital job, then when the resume and experience look good, I will go from there. The idea of getting involved in projects is an excellent one. Thanks for pointing the way.


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