Medical Esthetic Nursing

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    Hi All,

    I know this is the RI site but figured you guys are so close you may also have helpfull info for me as well.

    I am an RN in MA and currently in the beginning stages of opening a skin care shop. I have found loads of information on the field of Medical Esthetic Nursing in other states but not much in Ma. I have found a few operations in Massachusetts run by nurses but no training / certification for nurses in this field.
    I have decided to take the licensing course to become an Esthetician but only because I need the proper licensure/exp. to open up a shop. If I didnt have this license myself I would have to keep someone on staff at all times who did have it.
    Anyhow - Does anyone have any info on this field specific to Massachusetts? The only thing I have found in Ma that comes close to the training found in other states is a course at Catherine Hinds and that does not certify you as a "Medical Esthetic RN" it is an advanced class for Estheticians. I would take the class but It is full time, 5 days / wk for 20+ weeks. I have 3 small kids & just cant be gone that long or I could have a divorce on my hands (oh, add 1+ hour drive to Woburn and back each day)

    Thanks so much for reading, any info will be greatly appreciated.

    KMW
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    I would love to talk with you. I'm trying to get going in this field as well; let's compare notes.

    Quote from KMW
    Hi All,

    I know this is the RI site but figured you guys are so close you may also have helpfull info for me as well.

    I am an RN in MA and currently in the beginning stages of opening a skin care shop. I have found loads of information on the field of Medical Esthetic Nursing in other states but not much in Ma. I have found a few operations in Massachusetts run by nurses but no training / certification for nurses in this field.
    I have decided to take the licensing course to become an Esthetician but only because I need the proper licensure/exp. to open up a shop. If I didnt have this license myself I would have to keep someone on staff at all times who did have it.
    Anyhow - Does anyone have any info on this field specific to Massachusetts? The only thing I have found in Ma that comes close to the training found in other states is a course at Catherine Hinds and that does not certify you as a "Medical Esthetic RN" it is an advanced class for Estheticians. I would take the class but It is full time, 5 days / wk for 20+ weeks. I have 3 small kids & just cant be gone that long or I could have a divorce on my hands (oh, add 1+ hour drive to Woburn and back each day)

    Thanks so much for reading, any info will be greatly appreciated.

    KMW
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    I would like to enter this field as well, but don't know how to go about it. Info is sparse. I am a Maryland RN. Any ideas?
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    I am a burnt out Psych RN with an MA live in Central Florida. I am interested in becoming an Esthetician....Please send me email on anything you have come up with on this. I have spent allot of time trying to research this online. Looking for training in this area, online, or any other available options...Any bits of info you might have run into....Let's network over this one please.
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 25, '05 : Reason: delete email address
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    Hello,

    I too am interested in medical esthetic nursing. I read your post from a few months ago. How are you doing? Have you opened your skin care center? I still have lots of school ahead of me. I'll finish my RN degree in less than a year. Then whatever other licenses/experiences I need...which is why I am writing. I need advice! What do I need as far as training goes? What should I be researching? Who should I be contacting? I live in Columbus, OH. Where would I learn about the laws for medical esthetic nursing?

    Thanks for your advice and information,

    Miami
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    If anybody has info on esthetic nursing as well, I would also like to know especially if it's in Massachusetts. Thank you. :-)
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    I too am interested in this growing field. I'm an RN in NH and there does not seem to be a lot of information out there. I am considering going through an esthetician course to get a the basics but it's not cheap and if it isn't necessary, I don't want to spend the $$. Any thoughts as to the esthetics course? Looking forward to some wise council.
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    Hi
    I just went through the same search and found a place in MA, but it WAS NOT worth it....Was completely unprofessional and did not meet the goals set. Go to the Esthetic Skin Institute website. They teach all of this but you may have to travel. It would be worth it compared to the amount of money I spent and the very little education with minimal hands on practice-which is KEY!! When you open your own practice-you do not want to be practicing on your clients! I know you put this up a long time ago but I hope you went the right route or if you are still looking-please contact me!
    Good Luck





    Quote from KMW
    Hi All,

    I know this is the RI site but figured you guys are so close you may also have helpfull info for me as well.

    I am an RN in MA and currently in the beginning stages of opening a skin care shop. I have found loads of information on the field of Medical Esthetic Nursing in other states but not much in Ma. I have found a few operations in Massachusetts run by nurses but no training / certification for nurses in this field.
    I have decided to take the licensing course to become an Esthetician but only because I need the proper licensure/exp. to open up a shop. If I didnt have this license myself I would have to keep someone on staff at all times who did have it.
    Anyhow - Does anyone have any info on this field specific to Massachusetts? The only thing I have found in Ma that comes close to the training found in other states is a course at Catherine Hinds and that does not certify you as a "Medical Esthetic RN" it is an advanced class for Estheticians. I would take the class but It is full time, 5 days / wk for 20+ weeks. I have 3 small kids & just cant be gone that long or I could have a divorce on my hands (oh, add 1+ hour drive to Woburn and back each day)

    Thanks so much for reading, any info will be greatly appreciated.

    KMW


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