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Is your love and passion for skin and beauty the same as your love of nursing? If skincare and cosmetics are something you’re passionate about, aesthetics nursing may be the career jump for you. Aesthetic nurses are registered nurses, with specialized training who provide aesthetic and cosmetic services and care to patients. Nurse.org caught up with Sabrina Caires BSN, RN, an aesthetics nurse based in California.
PW: Tell us about your nursing journey. Why did you decide to become a nurse?
SC: Like other nurses, I have always been passionate about helping others. Honestly reflecting though, my parents instilled the idea at an early age that if I became a nurse, I would:
Never be out of a job
Make great money
Receive the best benefits
Not a bad idea! So I went along with it —gotta make the parents proud, you know. As soon as I started working in the hospital, I didn’t get that sense of fulfillment the way I thought I would. Although I have crazy respect for every nurse out there, I immediately regretted my decision to become a nurse upon the first month of entering the hospital. Let’s just say it wasn’t for me. I went back to the drawing board and explored my options to utilize my hard-earned nursing degree.
I love skin, beauty, and working with women and discovered the aesthetic nursing industry. It was a perfect fit! I reached out to numerous injectors in my area to get a better idea of the industry and YouTubed a ton of videos on aesthetic procedures. I immediately became hooked! I applied to various positions as an aesthetic nurse injector and, after a year, got a position in which I had to relocate. Hey, gotta do what it takes!