f you’re a nurse, how long has it been since you’ve been able to say that you really and truly love your job? How long has it been since you honestly felt that your job was not only interesting and rewarding but also genuinely fun? And how long has it been since you’ve felt like you were moving forward in your career?
If you’re like the 70% of nurses that say that their jobs are so stressful they’ve considered leaving the profession, it’s probably been a while since you’ve felt any of those things. And frankly, that’s a shame because 70% of nurses say they love working with patients, but, in many cases, have come to hate their jobs.
The So-Called Nursing Crisis
And no wonder. Direct-care nurses have it harder than ever. Problems that predated the pandemic have only worsened. If you’re a nurse, you already know that the so-called “nursing crisis” has nothing to do with a shortage of nurses and everything to do with exploitation that many nurses are no longer willing to tolerate. (In other words, the real crisis lies in how hospital nurses are commonly treated.)
And if you’re like many of them, the question is now, “What next?” Or, more to the point, is there a way to somehow preserve all the best parts of your nursing career while leaving behind all the bad? Is there a way forward that brings back the joy you once felt in your career?
The answer is yes.
Aesthetic Medicine—A Uniquely Immune Specialty
If ever there was a medical specialty uniquely immune to the problems plaguing most hospital nurses, aesthetic medicine is it. When you become a practicing aesthetics nurse, you’ll almost never find any of the following:
- Unreasonable nurse-to-patient ratios
- Long shifts
- Unpredictable schedules
- Weekend work
- Rarely getting holidays off
- Curtailment of professional autonomy due to inflexible “by the books” treatment
- Profit-driven care protocols that run the risk of dehumanizing nurses and patients alike
- Complex “office politics” that stem from dizzying levels of bureaucratic hierarchy
- Little to no opportunity to develop rapport and form relationships of trust with patients
- Work settings that are aesthetically cold, sterile, and uninviting
- Virtually no opportunity to combine art and science or express personal creativity in your work
But’s that’s everything that aesthetic medicine is not. Now, let’s take a look at what it is. (And how Botox certification is a fast, easy, affordable door into this exciting specialty where a more fun, interesting and rewarding nursing career awaits!)
Aesthetic Medicine—All the Good, Without the Bad
When it comes to bringing more joy to your nursing career, aesthetic medicine is hard to beat. Among all medical specialties, aesthetic medicine stands alone, and the things that make it different are part and parcel of what makes it such a positive career move. Aesthetic medicine…
- Requires practitioners to learn to understand and assess facial anatomy from an entirely new perspective.
- Confronts practitioners with complex aesthetic challenges that require practitioners to think both creatively and strategically.
- Provides practitioners with the rewarding experience of helping patients feel confident about their appearance.
- Isn’t about treating disease but about enhancing appearance, which means working almost entirely with healthy patients.
- Is the only medical specialty where your patient’s aesthetic goals play a role in informing your treatment strategy.
- Encourages you to develop rapport and long-term relationships of trust with your clients in order to understand their personal preferences.
- Expects you to create individualized treatment plans for each client. (No getting locked into cookie-cutter treatment approaches that are too common in other nursing specialties.)
- Requires both a well-developed artistic eye and mastery of sound injecting technique.
- Is practiced in inviting, upscale work environments that evoke warmth, comfort, and wellbeing.
- Represents a booming market where job options and entrepreneurial opportunities are increasingly plentiful and lucrative.
- Is practiced outside of managed care models, which makes for a more healthy, happy, and human specialty where insurance brokers aren’t part of the equation.
- Can be easily entered with Botox training—no need to invest in lengthy, costly, and career-disrupting education.
AAAMS Opens the Door to a More Fun, Interesting, Rewarding Nursing Career
If you’re ready to bring more joy to your nursing career, AAAMS (the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery) is here to help you get started! We are the country’s premier, fully-accredited training platform for excellence in aesthetics education. We deliver enjoyable, thoughtfully designed virtual and hybrid aesthetic courses for nurses that build on your existing medical expertise to get you safely and effectively performing Botox injections in no time! With world-class instructors and access to an instant community of fellow aesthetic practitioners committed to each other’s professional growth, your aesthetic journey is sure to be a success.
To find out more about everything AAAMS and our exclusive Aesthetics Network has to offer, visit us today. Choose the course that’s right for you, learn about your instructor, and enroll today!
We look forward to training with you!