I need advise on becoming a nurse injector

Specialties Aesthetics


I am an RN and I would like to become a nurse injector. Right now I am a school nurse and do not have a working relationship with a doctor. I have found a few certification classes to attend. In my first phone call to register, I was told I need a dr. To sign a form for me so I could inject at the seminar... Why? I'm assume to use the product? Some cert classes require you to bring your own product, which would require you to get an order from a dr.

please correct me if I'm wrong.

So here's my question... How do I go get trained without already working with for a dr.? I see ads for nurse injectors, but I don't see how I'd apply when I have been trained yet?

and if I need to "ask around" to find a dr.... How does one go about doing that? Ugh. I want to start this direction change in my career, but I'm stuck. And yes, I can inject as a RN in my state.

any cert class re commendations?

thank you nurses.


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Hi Buffyjk, Have you found any more information on this topic? I seem to be having the same trouble as you. I cannot find any sort of regulations on this for my state. I have found several courses, but I do not want to spend thousands of dollars on a course if I can only practice in a doctors office. What happens if I can;t find a position in one? I have been offered a job working in a local spa, and would really like to get my feet wet in this field and see where it takes me.


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I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 1999. I graduate with a nursing degree in 2009. In between, I received a bachelors in business and started my own salon business. I am currently working as a surgical nurse in for a cosmetic surgeon.

If I had to do it over again would have gone to nursing school first. I would have then worked for a cosmetic surgeon. The office i work for provided me with the training and certifications.

The medical spa arena is saturated and there are plenty of people who can administer botox and fillers who are doctors. Patients are legally required to have been assessed by an MD before an RN can administer anything. MD are the only people who can order botox and fillers.

I urge you to research your area for RN and MD who administer botox or fillers and compare that number with the demographic that will be your potential patients (females, age 20-65, median income above 25k, and etc.). Find the ratio of providers to patients.

Botox is sold to doctors for $6-7 a unit and that is with the recommend dilution. The profit margin is around 4-8 dollars depending on the area you are in. Also think about your overhead, supplies and advertising too.

This is what i have observed in the area that i work in and can't say this is happening any where else. I believe it is better for me to share my observation and experience so that you can make an informed decision.

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