aesthetic workshops

  1. I am a r.n. in illinois and looking for the best nursing aesthetic school, any advice. they all seem to be in calif and florida. please your advice will be much appreciated.
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    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 9


  3. by   rn9west
    anyone from illinois looking to be aesthetic nurse?
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. I moved your post to the Illinois forum where hopefully you'll get more answers.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Hmm - I live in central IL. This is the only thing I could find:
  6. by   rn9west
    thank you for your help . this web site i found last night and so far i am truly am enjoying it. sometimes we nurses seem to work against eachother and it is wonderful to see us supporting eachother.
    traumaRus did u check the school out? any other work shops? i kinda am trainig myself at this time,with books and different sites.
  7. by   rn9west
    i am looking into a workshop in florida. nursing spectrum had a advertisement in there from them. florida is my best bet, also looking into canada too.
  8. by   traumaRUs
    rn9west - do you plan to be self-employed? Or...if you plan to work for a doctor - have you tried to contact some practices and see what they would like to see in an aesthetic nurse? In the area where I live, I know there is a big derm/plastic surgery practice and they hire these nurses.

    I am not an aesthetic nurse but hope that I can at least direct you where to work. You might also do a search of this website because I recall reading a thread about education for aesthetic nurses.
  9. by   rn9west
    trauma r us,
    thanks for all the info given. i have not really looked at being independent or working under a doctor...the truth is... after a heavy divorce..along custody even longer hours at a short staffed hospitol..i felt like i was wearing my years of sorrow on my face. so i took myself to a plastic doc...and who took away those lines? yep a nurse...and i thought ..WOW what a great work at making people happy,pretty...sound silly, but that is what really started making me start looking at aesthetic just as any line of nursing i have been looking around to figure out how to find away to educate and obtain skills. i figure before i can ask a pa for assist i would need something under my belt.
    just a note and i am sure you will get what i mean with your super credentials and back ground...........i love being a hospitol nurse....i float from icu to medsurg,onocology,tele...and i find incredible people and the job has so much value. i just need something different, new experiances, new road
    I am really excited to explore this line of nursing, thanks for all your help.
  10. by   rn9west
    hey there i a seminar in florida next month...want 2 go?:}
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Would love to be the patient - lol!!

    I just started a new job two months ago and am just completing orientation and I'm pretty overwhelmed at the moment. Thanks for the invite though.

    Have you considered advanced practice? I know at the large derm/plastic surgery practice, they have APN's doing a lot and they are always expanding.

    Good luck - let me know how its going. BTW - where are you located in IL?
  12. by   rn9west
    sure n.p. would be a good route but at this time i still have two children and being the only parent in their life is a huge demand on me. taking a class here and there and a workshop..while working and taking care of them is all i can do at this time. but i just may take you up on the being a patient. where area did you start your new job in?
    i live about 45 min north of chicago.
  13. by   traumaRUs
    Got it! Good luck...I have relatives in Zion. I would think being near Chicago that there would be many opportunities.
  14. by   rn9west
    there are alot of plastic surgeons around here and services, but getting the education for it is the hard part.