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Cosmetic Nurse

The world is your oyster

The beauty industry has seen exceptional growth, and with new forecasting figures released, that trend is set to continue. If we talk of trends then under the knife has a slight downward curve while non-surgical procedures are rapidly growing. In fact, the medical device sector is expected to increase year on year by more than 10 percent.

With an ever-increasing reliance on technology, it is little wonder that nurses are becoming the new hot property in the industry. While there is always a demand for well trained and experienced therapists, a combination of factors is seeing the nurse having a moment. Many therapists have contacted us and asked how they can become an aesthetic or cosmetic nurse. The short answer is you need to complete a degree in nursing. Moreover, the most in-demand nurses are Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s) and Prescribing Nurses.

For the nurse, the industry offers a broad range of career options. Aesthetic nurses perform a range of non-surgical procedures not limited to, laser, chemical peels, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and of course cosmetic injectables. Nurses can gain insurance for more aggressive procedures easier than a therapist, due to the accountability factor of their discipline being regulated.

Training with ATAI opens a world to nurses, not just in Ireland but the UK and even Australia. Our regulated courses and soon to launch Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine allows the nurse to evaluate where is best for them to work. While CPD courses are an essential component to staying current in your field, it is critical to think of the future. Our Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) courses, mapped to the (EQF) European Qualifications Framework and the (NFQ) in Ireland means what you invested in travels with you.

While we understand cosmetic injectables are often top of mind for the nurse, it is prudent to keep in mind that as trends go, well, they come and go. Looking at 2018 and beyond, one of the emerging trends is utilising the bodies natural growth factors, we expect that direction to continue. We also see this reflected in the medical devices market. Ultrasound Therapy, Thermo-Mechanical Ablation (TMA,) Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT,) to name but a few that use a synergistic methodology for fighting premature ageing. Depending on where you are in the world also influences the health in aesthetics trend. We know in America the physical exercise health spa is growing, so too in Australia, there is a big push towards health and wellbeing underpinning cosmetic treatment.

If you are a nurse of some years in the industry or even one that will be graduating soon, why not shoot us a text (083 890 1511) and we can have a chat about an exciting, rewarding career in the aesthetics sector.


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