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Is cosmetic nursing your glamorous new career?
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Is cosmetic nursing your glamorous new career?

Presenter Elissa O'Keefe RN, NP, FFACNP, MACN, Director - Bravura Education

Elissa O'Keefe RN, NP, FFACNP, MACN is a health industry pioneer, a highly experienced clinician and educator and was the first nurse practitioner in the ACT. She is also the lead author of the first ever Australian standards and scope of practice document for cosmetic nursing and is often called on for comment in the industry. 

The award-winning company Bravura Education was born when during her four years in cosmetic medicine practice she realised that there was a need for flexible, high quality, post-graduate continuing professional development for health professionals with regard to lasers and other light-based therapies. 

Elissa lives in Canberra with her surveyor husband, two fun and interesting adult children, a spoodle, a moggie and a pond full of goldfish. 

Course Content

Nursing is no longer confined to hospitals and community health centres and the cosmetic medicine industry is one that is booming. As the population ages people are looking at ways to maintain their skin health, prevent disease and ageing and look their best. 

Nurses play a valuable part in this and can own their own businesses or work in cosmetic medicine, dermatology or plastic surgery clinics using lasers, 
administering dermal fillers and chemical peels and recommending medical grade skin care. 

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand the scope of practice and standards for cosmetic nursing and what you can and can't do as an RN, EN and NP
  • Consider what education you need and how not to break the bank getting it
  • Methodically plan your career to transfer into this area
  • Is it really for you? Landing your dream job.
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