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National Laser Institute Testimonials

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Aesthetician & Career Changers

Jennifer Corson 1 of 740

I attended National Laser Institute’s remote course in Boston, March 2015, and the experience was nothing less than fantastic! At the time I was a recent graduate from an Aesthetics program in NC and after many hours of research I decided on NLI because they are undoubtedly the leading educators in laser theory and training. Every single one of their instructors is extensively educated and experienced, professional, and FUN. I woke up every morning excited for another 9-hour day of learning because the information is fascinating and their teaching style is witty, energetic, comprehensive and thorough. After returning to NC and sending out dozens of resumes to local med spas, plastic surgery and dermatology offices, I was concerned that as an inexperienced, newly licensed aesthetician, I was setting my sights too high. I was ecstatic, to say the least, when two leading medical spas offered me jobs. Throughout the interview process it was noted that my resume stood out above the rest because of the fact that I had attended National Laser Institute. I am currently employed And credit NLI entirely for my success. The only problem now is that I miss all of the instructors and friends I made in Boston! Thank you to Louis Silberman and his talented team of educators for making my dreams possible! You are all amazing and I am forever grateful for my experience with you!

Sheena 2 of 740

I attended the 14 day comprehensive course at National Laser Institute in Dallas, Texas. The first week we learned anatomy, skin types, laser technology, safety hazards and how all this coincide with each other. The remaining of the days we went straight into clinical and was supervised while taking patients. We did hair removal, tattoo removal, fractional, skin rejuvenation and body contouring amongst other services while using a variety of top of the line lasers that is currently used on the market today. The school was very educational, hands on and is everything you expect to get out of the school. I went back to Hawaii to follow my new path in laser aesthetics and I was offered a position at a laser center in Honolulu 3 and a half weeks later. Now I’m currently working as a full time laser aesthetics technician taking patients in all different services. I love the work I’m doing because it’s not only dealing with modern technology, but it is instant gratification for our patients. I would highly recommend anyone that loves the beauty industry or just needs a career change in their life to attend this school, it’s definitely worth the investment. The team in Dallas, Texas was amazing from instructors to the founder Louis Silberman. If there were any concerns, requests or just more time needed to understand a procedure they were there to find a solution. NLI is the way to go!  

Melissa Guerry from Plano, TX 3 of 740

I took the comprehensive laser course at National Laser Institute in May 2009, and I interviewed a week after returning home with several laser centers and received job offers immediately! I accepted a position at a doctor’s office and began working less than a month after graduating. At my interview, I asked if he would like any referrals and his response was “knowing you graduated from National Laser Institute is referral enough for me.” I have had extreme success and am so excited and confident in my new career! A special thanks to everyone at National Laser Institute for the amazing training and continued support following my completion! I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend anyone attend your school. Thanks again!

Paul Kraft 4 of 740

I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but your school changed my life in the summer of 2011. I was finishing esthetics school, making a life change. I then went to the National Laser Institute Dallas campus, I believe I was in the 2nd class there. Once I completed my training, I was hired to run the Laser and Aesthetic Center for a dermatology practice immediately after. Recently, I was recruited to be the director of the Laser Center and MEDspa. I just wanted to thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. You truly did change my life. I continue to send students to NLI, and now more than ever. Hope this finds you well and smiling.  

Leah Butler 5 of 740

When choosing an institution to learn laser aesthetics, there were few truly accredited institutions available. After a lot of research, I chose to travel from Ontario, Canada to Scottsdale, Arizona to attend National Laser Institute. My training at National Laser Institute has empowered me to start my own successful business in cosmetic laser therapy, Leah’s Laser Aesthetics and Spa. I now have confidence in my skills and have developed a reputation in my community as being knowledgeable and honest about treatments options for a variety of skin conditions. While I offer the latest in laser technology to remove hair, treat pigmented lesions, tattoos and scars, my training at the National Laser Institute has enhanced my ability to educate patients on their lifestyle choices and the best treatment modality for their given condition. I also know when to treat and when to advise patients they are not candidates for a given therapy. The education I received at the National Laser Institute helped to make me a local opinion leader on appropriate cosmetic laser treatments, and I have to credit the comprehensive education I received at NLI for this recognition.  

Sarah Ridley 6 of 740

My time at National Laser Institute was wonderful! 14 days is a long time without breaks and thanks to the instructors, I looked forward to class every day! I would definitely come to school here again. What a great environment! I would love to work here someday.  

Lisa Pomp 7 of 740

National Laser Institute is the complete package. Positive energy from day one to the very last day. Instructors, who are not only very knowledgeable, but can clearly articulate the information in their own unique way while making it fun! Wide variety of Lasers to use on a diverse clientele giving you real life applications! A current view of what is happening in the marketplace of Medical Aesthetics. You will not go wrong with choosing NLI as your Education Provider!!!

Jordyn Suckoll 8 of 740

National Laser Institute is incredible! I chose to attend this school as a complete career change. It is truly the best decision I’ve ever made! I am confident that I will be successful in my career by utilizing the information and techniques that I have learned. It’s an amazing field to get into and National Laser Institute is the place to start!  

Sheryl Shipp 9 of 740

I recently attended your institute in AZ for the 16 day course. I wish there was an option for a longer course! When the 16 days were done I was NOT ready for it to be over! I was so impressed with everything, all of your instructors and staff were just wonderful! I would like to give a special thanks to you and your staff for such an exhilarating experience.  

Tamar Gulian 10 of 740

would like to thank National Laser Institute for the life changing experience. This program has exceeded my expectations and I am proud to say that I am certified through NLI! I am a career changer and I have always loved this field, but because of NLI I have a different kind of love for it! All of the instructors had so much patience with their students and were very educated on the subject and the machines we used. It was incredible the amount of knowledge I absorbed in one week. I am truly grateful and can’t wait to start my future in this field.  

Eileen 11 of 740

I learned so much at this school. Everybody has been so great that I don’t even want to leave. I feel ready and determined to get out there and use the new knowledge I gained here. Thank you all so much!  

Cindy Cullen 12 of 740

I had an amazing learning experience at National Laser Institute and a fabulous time. The education was AAA+ and really exceeded all my expectations. It’s very apparent why National Laser Institute is the nation’s more reputable school for laser training. I graduated from National Laser Institute on March 25th and I am proud to say on my first interview I was hired and will now be working for a beautiful spa doing laser as of April 20th! Yes, that’s right. I got a job in less than 30 days!! Thank you, National Laser Institute!

Nancy Ovis 13 of 740

A home run! From day one the experience was great. The learning curve is challenging indeed, but the instructors are great. The National Laser Institute staff are awe-inspiring. They function as a very happy family. As the final days of the course rolled around, I experience personal growth and achievement in this industry that had me sliding into a home run. Wow!  

Kelly Varga Johnson 14 of 740

I just completed the Oct 8th to Oct 22nd course and wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to you and all your staff. I really had a great time and was so impressed with the entire course that I will highly recommend it to everyone. From my administrator (Mark) to my trainers (Sam, Jan, Shana, Laura, Mike, Terry, Terra, Brooke, Shelley, and Monica) to the receptionists, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. What impressed me the most is how everyone truly wants the students to be a success. I was also impressed with how hands on you are as well. Not very often do you see that. Each and every trainer was so personable and let us know that they are there to answer any questions via e-mail if needed. This was also remarkable because it shows their commitment to their students. Everyone was so happy and bubbly and showed how much they enjoyed working in this field and how much respect they had for this school. I also was one of the girls that stayed in the house. I stayed in the master bedroom and enjoyed my stay there. The house was way beyond my expectations! Your motto of “never give up and you will be a success” will stay with me, as I believe them to be true. Once again, thank you.  

Laura Atencio 15 of 740

This was an awesome experience here at National Laser Institute. I did a 10-day course and learned so much! All the girls/teachers were so awesome and helpful. I had so much fun!  

Candy Fisher 16 of 740

My experience here was great! I now have the knowledge and confidence to work as a medical laser technician. I love to help people and have compassion for others, so this field is perfect for me, as it allows me to help others feel better about themselves. Giving people the confidence that comes with having beautiful skin makes me feel FULFILLED.  

Maria Piazza 17 of 740

The fantastic instructors really made it easy to learn. I recommend NLI to anyone!  

Sarah Torepy 18 of 740

Amazing experience that will change my life forever!  

Nancy de la Torre 19 of 740

Greatest experience ever! I had so much fun and I learned so much. I enjoyed every part of this course. The teachers are awesome. Definitely worth your money!  

Shana Minor 20 of 740

Very nice and understandable. I enjoyed my time here!  

Sam Miller 21 of 740

My experience at National Laser Institute was phenomenal. As a 20 year old who previously attended esthetics school, this was BY FAR the best learning experience. I will never forget all the teachers–you’re amazing!  

Lisa Harlien, LE, Certified Laser Clinician 22 of 740

I am working in a medical spa in Mesa. I receive medical, dental and 401K benefits. We also receive profit sharing quarterly. I make the good money and I am absolutely happy and love my job so much! I can’t believe how well this career turned out for me. I’ve worked hard to get to this salary but fortunately it is something I absolutely love to do so it makes it worth it 100%.

Adriana Delgado 23 of 740

This has been an amazing experience and encouraged me to go back to school. I want to obtain my nursing degree and come back for the Botox and fillers course. Your instructors are talented, charismatic, and professional. I will definitely recommend this program!  

Jennifer Hartly 24 of 740

As a practicing esthetician, attending NLI has renewed my love for this career! I can’t wait to take these new skills and certification and expand on my services!  

Robin Modica 25 of 740

Great staff! I loved everyone’s positive energy!  

Medical Professionals

Veronica, NP 1 of 197

I'm a licensed Nurse Practitioner in CA, specializing in OB/Gyn for 22 yrs. Last year (2014), I felt that I was ready for a career move so I checked out training classes in Aesthetic Medicine. National Laser Institute stood out as the most reputable & offered the most comprehensive training. So I took the full 2 weeks of training in Scottsdale, AZ. My Instructors & teachers were great. They were very knowledgeable & experienced. After my training, I felt that I was fully prepared & skilled to take on my new role as an Aesthetic NP. Upon returning to CA, I had a job interview lined up the next day, & lo & behold.... I was hired on the spot! Wow, I can't believe it! I got a job the next day after my training! God is good! It's been over a year since, & I'm now the Lead Injection Specialist in my job. I'm enjoying my new specialty & it was the best career move I've made! Thanks to Louis Silberman, NLI CEO (who took the time to share with me some marketing tips), & to all the NLI teachers/instructors/staff. They've all been great! They also take good care of their Alumni, sending out employment leads exclusive to their graduates. I definitely recommend National Laser Institute to be the school of choice in the field. They're the BEST!

Jennifer Carden 2 of 197

I came expecting great things and my expectations were more than exceeded! All the staff are so wonderful and gave everything they had mentally, physically, and emotionally for us to succeed in our goals for the future of laser and helping others become "a better you."

Jewel D. Montgomery, MD 3 of 197

Every instructor had a lot of experience to share. I loved their instruction to our individual needs. The didactic portion was excellent and comprehensive. After this course, all you need to do is get to work!

Michelle Hemmen 4 of 197

My experience was extremely informative and so much fun! The instructors were exceptional and very knowledgable. I can say I feel very comfortable with the training I received and appreciate that the instructors were more than willing to explain until I was comfortable with understanding.

Myra Macdougall, RN 5 of 197

I’m a middle-class mom, wife, and nurse. I struggled over my decision to come to National Laser Institute. Would this be the right school for me? Should I take so much time away from my family? In this economy, should I invest this money in my education? From the very first day I arrived at National Laser Institute, all this inner-turmoil dissipated. I knew emotionally and intellectually that I had made the best decision for my family, my husband and my career.

Christina “Krysia” Fenzl, BS, RN, RYT 6 of 197

My experience at the National Laser Institute was both a positive and memorable one. The program was exceptional, cutting edge, and exciting. Our class had knowledgeable and upbeat instructors who were current experts in their given fields. The students in my class came from far and wide, from across the country and all over the world. There are colleagues I met at National Laser Institute who I will definitely keep in touch with long term. While still in training, I began an intensive job search for an R.N. position in laser and injectables. Louis Silberman, the president and CEO of National Laser Institute was supportive and helpful in speaking with potential employers inquiring about me. Even before the end of the training, I had landed my dream job thanks to the excellent learning opportunities from the reputable and elite institution, National Laser Institute. Thank you National Laser Institute for your encouragement, inspiration, opportunity, quality education, and personal touch. I am grateful to you for providing me with the tools needed to create a bright and exciting future for myself in the medical aesthetics industry!

Ivy Jasset, RN 7 of 197

I enjoyed all my classes at National Laser Institute, the faculty is a well put together team who are supportive, intelligent and encouraging who care about their students. They were all willing to give us their contact information if we should have any questions or need assistance. They stand behind their students. Thanks for giving us the best!

Shannon Smith Maxey, MD 8 of 197

The National Laser Institute’s 7-day course was encompassing and informative. The instructors were very knowledgeable in their fields of expertise. The personalized setting provided a good forum for questions and hands-on experience. The intensity of the course prepared to get my practice started. I would absolutely recommend this course to a colleague and a friend.

June Tehan 9 of 197

Awesome laser/fillers class! Made learning fun. Attention to detail and safety!

Alfie Symes, RN 10 of 197

I am so glad I decided to attend National Laser Institute! I feel so ready and excited to start my career as a medical aesthetics RN. I loved the staff and everything I learned. I'm so excited!

Michelle Mairer, NP 11 of 197

I am so thankful I chose National Laser Institute. As a family Nurse Practitioner I am starting my own clinic. I have not had any previous experience in this area. I am wanting to offer specialized procedures. Attending National Laser Institute has given me hands-on experience with various equipment, techniques, and provides the opportunity to work with patients. It has truly been an invaluable experience. I am leaving with confidence. I'm so excited and thankful for the opportunity. It gave me confidence in choosing the right products and tools to make my business successful. Thank you!

Jennifer A. Perry, RN 12 of 197

I had a great experience during the weekend nurse injector course at National Laser Institute. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and shared their favorite tricks of the trade. I met quite a few doctors and nurses who were nice enough to share backgrounds and experiences and made some really great connections. I'm looking forward to putting my training into action!

Priseilla Castellanos 13 of 197

I have learned so much in such a short amount of time of training at NLI. Everyone is welcoming! The atmosphere around us is so pleasant and friendly. The instructors are very well versed in what they are doing and teaching. They make us attendees feel comfortable and ready to learn more!

Sheila Albright 14 of 197

I'm extremely pleased with the staff and instructors. The clinical curriculum surpassed my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised with the knowledge and ability to teach and communicate this information in a manner where I could easily understand so quickly! Highly recommend!

Gina, RN 15 of 197

I have been in the medical industry for the past 5 years as nurse. I enjoy what I do however was looking for something that offered me a sense of renewed passion. I went to national laser institute because I wanted to see what medical aesthetics was all about! I have never had training outside of a hospital and like the idea of having a clinic to practice cosmetic medicine in and move away from the burnout of working in a hospital that so many RN's like myself experience with long shifts , high stress jobs and not a ton of time to have a nice social life! . I heard about National laser Institute and after doing my due diligence and looking into my options I decided NLI was the only choice for me. I am so excited not only was the course everything I hoped it would be but it exceeded all my expectation immensely! Everyone at NLI was great in fact Chelsy who works in graduate service landed me an interview with a doctors office in San Diego looking for cosmetic nurse Injectors! So the best part is within 2 weeks of receiving my training certifications of Botox, fillers & lasers course I landed the perfect job!! Yay!! I am so excited I would highly recommend NLI, not only did I receive the best education but they delivered so much more. I am happy to say I have found the passion I was looking and excited for my new career in medical aesthetic! Who could ask for anything more. Gina - RN San Diego

Eva Unell, RN 16 of 197

I am so happy I took this course!  I have learned so much and have really enjoyed all of the "pearls of wisdom" from the fabulous instructors. This knowledge and hands-on practice has been invaluable for my career.

Morgan Kraut 17 of 197

Wanted to write and tell you how impressed I was with my experience at NLI. I took the 6 day laser and injectable course in Chicago, and was fortunate to come back to Scottsdale in August and receive some further training. I wanted to tell you how happy I am for choosing to come to NLI for my training. It has been life changing. Prior to training I had made a life changing decision. I quite my job and decided to pursue my passion in aesthetic nursing. With that said, I was very unsure and quite frankly, scared, as I had no idea how to pursue my dreams.  That led me to research schools on the internet where I could get training and education to make me more marketable. After much thought, I choose NLI and have never looked back. Everyone I encountered was so kind and welcoming each and every day! The educators were top of the line and radiated amazing passion and energy.  The staff worked to accommodate everyone's needs and always worked to go above and beyond to make it the best experience. I can confidently say that after the training here at NLI I have gained a confidence in myself that I never thought I would have. I can't wait to go out into this industry, change people's lives, and help them to find their beauty on the inside and out!  Thanks you so much for this amazing opportunity!

Ashleigh Ortega, RN, DNP, A/GNP-C 18 of 197

I wanted to share with you that the Advanced Injectable Course far exceeded my expectations. What a wonderful experience. I was impressed by the venues, the instructors and the overall program. I was so lucky to have Dr. Treen, Jan and Dr. Hooker as my instructors. They were all so patient, kind and all very good teachers. It was great to rotate and get different perspectives.  Louis thank you so much. You have an outstanding program.
Harry Froeschke, MD 19 of 197

I feel like I am totally prepared to incorporate BOTOX® and dermal fillers into my practice. The hand on experience with physicians’ instruction was what I was looking for in a course.

Denny Joe, RN 20 of 197

I'd like to say that the overall experience was an eye-opener for me specifically as it applies to aesthetic nursing. It’s a totally new frontier that I found extremely interesting and educational. The program’s most rewarding aspect was the ability to perform hands-on clinical skills immediately after the didactic portion using real clientele! But that was easily trumped by the quality of diversified and thoroughly educated/skilled, experienced and friendly instructors I had throughout the entire course. I don’t want to leave out the courteous and helpful front desk staff too! And having Louis personally come to visit and say hello to each one of us was most appreciated. The facility was accommodating to me as a student. The proximity of the Embassy Suite Hotel and discounted rates was very convenient. Nice arrangement. Oh, and I appreciated Jennifer Simpson’s assistance as my admissions counselor during my registration process. Finally, I was very pleased to see the graduates-only library! Now that’s a nice perk!

Amanda deWysocki, RN, BSN, CCRN 21 of 197

I came to National Laser Institute looking for something to supplement my full-time job as an ICU nurse. I never dreamed it would lead me down the path I find myself on now! I had always been interested in the medical aesthetic industry, but as an RN, I really had no idea just how much career potential there was for me. From day one, everyone I came across at National Laser Institute was completely professional, always helpful and clearly at the top of their game. From the delightful front desk staff to the impressive group of handpicked instructors from all over the country, I never doubted that I had chosen the right place to start my new adventure. And an adventure it has been! After finishing my courses at National Laser Institute, I teamed up with a physician and began offering my services to family and friends, starting with BOTOX® injections and soon after doing various types of fillers. The referrals came quickly and the more I practiced, the more skilled I became at injecting. At that point it was still a part time project, but when I decided to move to Southern California, where I currently reside, the opportunities I came upon quickly convinced me to leave the grueling trenches of the ICU for good and pursue aesthetic nursing full time. That was a year ago, and today I am the director of a busy med spa in Los Angeles where I provide all types of laser treatments, injectables, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy and various other skin care and anti-aging procedures. I said goodbye to twelve-hour shifts and hello to a much nicer salary, and I can truly say I love going to work! I am forever indebted to the kind folks at National Laser Institute for giving me the tools, the knowledge, the encouragement and motivation to pursue my dreams. The sky’s the limit!

Janet Loveridgeal 22 of 197

Concise, well-constructed CME class with instructors who are knowledgeable, skilled, and professional and adhere to the industry's highest standards. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague who is interested in esthetics.

Maria Twardek 23 of 197

I'm very grateful to have been apart of this dynamic school. Every instructor I encountered was full of years of knowledge! Thank you--I hope to teach at NLI one day myself.

Dr. Anita M. Milici 24 of 197

My experience at National Laser Institute was amazing. The program was very organized and my clinical instructor was truly an artist. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to become a master injector!

Mary Bitita 25 of 197

I would recommend NLI to all of my friends who want to further their training in laser. Amazing, great experience for me!