I have recently graduated with my BSN and have passed boards. I want desperately to go into cosmetic nursing and learn injections as well as skin treatments. I am having the most difficult time finding available job opportunities for me. Most plastic surgery offices want RNs with OR experience. When I look at OR job listings they too require OR job experience. I have even contacted many offices with no luck. So I need experience to get a job that requires experience I can't get because I can't get the job...It's impossible!
I am wondering if anyone has any advice as to how to get into cosmetic nursing as a new RN. I'm in the Houston, TX area and I am willing to move. Thank you!!
Mar 22, '17
I don't have much advice for you but we are almost in the same boat. I haven't graduated yet, I will be done in June but I am looking for cosmetic nursing jobs as well. I am also in the Houston area but not only willing to move, desperate to move
. But there seems to be many more opportunities in California but that's not surprising. Have you tried med spas here instead? I know that plastic surgery offices under a physician are hard to get into unless maybe you know the surgeon but med spas might be a little more open to new grads. Also, I just saw today a new grad OR opportunity on Indeed. I forgot who it's with but just keep trying! Good luck and I'd be very interested to know if you find something, this isn't the first time a new grad in Houston has been looking for cosmetic rn jobs lately. It's not a field most schools or professors know or talk much about so it would be great to help each other out