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How Much Do Cosmetic Nurses Make?

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Well, hello there! There’s a reason that you’ve arrived on this webpage. Sure, you’ve asked, “How much do cosmetic nurses make?” but you have far more questions that need answering. You’ve obviously curious and it’s time you had the answers you seek.

Your feet hurt, your 12-hour shift at the hospital or clinic ran over (again) and you cared for far more patients than you should have been assigned. Moreover, you toiled and you tried. You also ate a five-minute lunch standing up, and you still didn’t finish everything you planned. Above all else, you spent the day spread as thin as the last teaspoon from an emptied jar of peanut butter. Have you used the bathroom since leaving the house this morning? Maybe not. 

Sure, there are great days as a nurse. There are indeed wonderful days that remind you of why you first started in this renowned career. Nonetheless there are terrible days too. Admittedly, the hard days are the ones that weigh the heaviest. In fact, the difficult shifts, the ones with sickest patients, are the ones that keep you up at night. As a result of the weighty burden, 

Make a decision, make a change:

Maybe it’s time for a career change. There’s an opportunity within your own field of nursing that offers different possibilities. What would you think if you learned that with brief training and certification you could work a job with less stress, less risk of infectious disease, fewer physical demands, and a sure opportunity of finishing your sandwich? 

Or perhaps, after one too many missed fireworks displays or New Years Eve celebrations, you’d like to have holidays and occasional weekends off.

Contact National Laser Institute to discuss becoming a cosmetic nurse and open the doors to a realm of new possibility. 

Who Cosmetic Nurses Are:

Do you have a nursing license? If so, you can easily find yourself among the elite class of a group of nurses with a specialized skill set.

Registered nurses (RNs) or advanced practice nurses (APNs) may be trained and certified as cosmetic nurses. As a result, cosmetic nurses, also commonly called plastic surgical nurses and aesthetic nurses, are specially trained to perform aesthetic procedures and administer aesthetic treatments.

Are you wondering what one of the best parts of becoming a cosmetic nurse is? In pursuit of the financially rewarding career you’ll gain, you won’t have to do another semester of hospital-based clinicals or grueling months of bookwork to further your career. In fact, with the right training from National Laser Institute, you can gain new skills such as Botox training and certification in as little as two days!

What Cosmetic Nurses Do:

Leave the bedpans and lab work behind, cross into a more glamorous side of nursing!

As a licensed nurse equipped with specialized training you can perform cosmetic treatments including Botox and neurotoxin injections, laser hair and tattoo removal, dermal fillers, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) photofacials, anti-aging procedures, medical grade chemical peels, and much more.

In National Laser Institute’s aesthetic nurse program, you will quickly see that your primary focus will be learning all there is to know about injectables.  You will gain advanced knowledge on the muscles of the facial expression, how to combine Botox and dermal fillers for maximum results, how to perform non-surgical brow lifts and the ins and outs of dermal fillers to treat areas of cosmetic concern. Additionally, you will learn all there is to know about Botox and dermal fillers, side effects, contraindications and all about facial sculpting.  Essentially, you will learn how to use injectables as tools to create a more youthful appearance and a happier client.

During injection training, attendees will learn:

  • A review of the muscles of facial expression.
  • The history, safety, side effects and possible contraindications of Botox and dermal fillers.
  • The artistic aspect of facial sculpting and using advanced Botox and dermal filler injection techniques.
  • The different fillers are available to use for facial rejuvenation.
  • How to use Botox and dermal fillers to treat cosmetic concerns.
  • How to perform a non-surgical brow lift.
  • Combining Botox and dermal fillers for maximum results.

Where Cosmetic Nurses Work:

By taking this step, you’ve given yourself the opportunity to leap right out of the hospital or clinic doors into a fresh, enlightening workplace. The freedom to choose the right setting that fits you is within reach.

Under the supervision of a physician, cosmetic nurses work in private practices, dermatology clinics, medical health spas, and salons. 

How Much Do Cosmetic Nurses Make?

As with other professions, pay for cosmetic nurses varies according to experience, location of position, education, certification, and specialization. 

That being said, in 2019 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median pay for nurses is $73,300 (that’s $35.24 per hour!). The job outlook for nurses is 12-percent—much faster growth than average. 

There is certainly money to be made in the area of medical aesthetics. In fact, the medical aesthetics industry is currently booming at 16 billion a year. With over a million treatments performed in the U.S. alone each year, Botox, dermal fillers, and laser hair removal are among the top nonsurgical cosmetic treatments performed in the nation. 

As a nurse, aren’t you ready to capitalize on the thriving industry that is within your reach? 

You’ve done the grueling work of your profession. Moreover, you’ve cared for the sick and the feeble just as you’ve been at the bedside of sick children and their families. In your career, you’ve watched cancer steal body mass and lung tissue. You’ve laughed, cried, held the hands of husbands and wives, and charted endlessly.

Make this change for you.

Where Do I Start?

Contact National Laser Institute today to begin your journey into this innovative, lucrative field. There are a variety of classes and schedules to meet the demands of individual’s schedules and lifestyles. We are thrilled to offer comprehensive online courses to help ease this transition. 

Find the course, training and certification that’s right for you and begin. Remember, your future career begins when you take the first step to achieving it!

During our CE/CME Online Cosmetic Injections Course you will receive online classroom and demonstrations on:

– Botox

– Dermal fillers

– Off label Botox and fillers


– Sclerotherapy

– Kybella

– PDO threads

Then choose one of our nationwide locations to attend your clinicals for hands-on learning!