It’s a multi-million pound industry and it’s still growing. The world of aesthetics is attracting ever more doctors, dentists, surgeons and nurses for a variety of reasons.

If you’re a nurse thinking about making the move into aesthetics, read on to find out what it could mean for you.

Why consider Botox training for nurses?

> 1. Better earning potential

It’s fair to assume that if you’re a nurse, you probably didn’t go into the profession with money in mind. Nursing is a vocation, and you have to be pretty dedicated to make it your career.

But while money certainly isn’t everything, it ultimately gives you much more freedom to do the things you want to do in life.

Hour for hour, working as an Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner (whether self-employed or working for a clinic), pays significantly more than working as a Bank Nurse in the NHS.

Training in Botox and other aesthetic treatments allows you to either supplement your income from nursing, if you want to stay in the profession, or to pursue a much more lucrative aesthetic career.

> 2. Work-life balance

Working as a nurse in the NHS is extremely demanding and often very stressful. The rigours of the job mean that invariably, it’s sometimes hard to leave work at work. Many nurses find it very difficult to switch off and enjoy their free time as much as they could, which can take a huge toll and often lead to feelings of ‘burn out’.

Aesthetics, while no less hands-on, is far less demanding emotionally. You perform a treatment, your patient goes away happy – but even if they aren’t 100% happy, any problems can usually be rectified. This difference makes it far easier to enjoy your down time and maintain a healthy work-life balance, without dwelling on the stresses of the day.

> 3. Greater security and flexibility

Becoming a qualified Botox practitioner gives you the opportunity to piece together the career you want, as well as making you less vulnerable to the vicissitudes of a fickle economy – and assaults on your NHS pension pot.

Taking one of our Botox courses for nurses will give you options. You might want to split your time between nursing and aesthetics to give yourself more variety. You might just want a break from nursing for a while. Or it could be that you’re ready for a complete career change.

Training in Botox and other aesthetic treatments will give you lots more strings to your bow. You can set up your own business and be your own boss, work for a clinic at weekends alongside your nursing work, or look for employment as a full-time aesthetician.

Whatever happens in the economy, you’ll be far better equipped to adapt to changing circumstances and weather the storm.

Cosmetic Courses are the leading UK provider of Botox training for nurses. We offer nurses Botox courses in Buckinghamshire, Manchester, Birmingham and Kent. For any more information on any of our aesthetic training courses, please call the team on 01844 318317 or email [email protected].

Mel Recchia qualified as a Registered Nurse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1997. Following qualification, she worked at Stoke Mandeville in the Burns unit, looking after burn injured patients and patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. She then went on to work in Accident and Emergency for 7 years. Before embarking on her nursing career, Mel worked as a Beauty Therapist in various clinics as well as running her own salon. Keen to share her knowledge and experience, she went on to pursue a Certificate in Education which enabled her to train others in beauty therapy.