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Dedicated to the Nurse Who Wants to Become a Nurse Injector

Are you a nurse or medical professional interested in aesthetics? 

Hello, my name is Mary McMillin, and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in aesthetics. The beginning of a new year opens the door to new ideas and goals. One of my professional goals is to write one blog each month, and this first blog is dedicated to nurses considering a career as nurse injectors. 

Quick background on me. I began my career in nursing many, many years ago. It was when we did paper charting, and electronic medical records were on the horizon. For the next 20 years, I worked in the pharmaceutical and medical sales corporate world. It was aesthetics that got me back to nursing. I found an Allergan trainer in 2016 and obtained my Botox and Dermal Filler certificate. In 2017, I left my corporate career and jumped into aesthetics full-time. In the last few years, I completed my Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner to specialize in aesthetics. 

Now that I have those years of experience, I thought it might be helpful to share my insight with those nurses wondering if they should commit to becoming an aesthetic nurse injector. 

First, I suggest searching out a nurse injector from friends or family and spending a day with them to see if being in the world of aesthetics is what you truly want to pursue. As with any profession, there are positives and negatives, and becoming a nurse injector is no different. The positives are that you meet incredible people who come to you to help improve their appearance, which can help boost their self-confidence. The negatives would be that the level of income that you have become accustomed to will be lower than what you are used to making at the hospital. There is a significant difference in dynamics in a medspa than in a med-surg unit. I will share more on that in future blogs. 

A sidenote regarding asking a nurse injector if you can observe them for a day, you may get a flat-out "no." The world of aesthetics is competitive. I have never been a competitive person in aesthetics. I prefer collaboration over competition any day. 

Honestly, you need to be okay with the significant shift and be willing to adjust to these changes until you get where you want to be, which is the case for most new career moves. 

Next, if you are willing to do what is necessary for this incredible career, sign up for a reputable training course, learn about all the safe injection techniques and facial anatomy, and practice as much as possible to become an aesthetic nurse injector. 

Finally, you can contact me for an observation day if you want to learn more and need help deciding on injection training courses. You can watch how I interact with patients, discuss aesthetic goals, review treatment plans, and watch neurotoxin and dermal filler procedures. The cost is $600 for the day, and if you decide to train with me, that amount will count towards the training course. 

Thank you! 

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