What is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist?

CANS nurses are experts in their field, having shown the knowledge of Aesthetic Injectables/Laser, Light, and Energy-based Therapies/ and Clinical Skin Care with a focus on Assessing & Monitoring the physical & psycho-social needs of the patient , Planning & Administering Aesthetic Treatment(s), and Educating patients to promote optimal outcomes. 

In order to even be eligible to write the CANS exam, Kara must have met the qualifications below.

  • Have spent at least 1,000 practice hours within the core specialties (plastic surgery/ophthalmology/dermatology or facial plastic surgery) during the last two (2) years. ~ Dr. Trevor Brooks Plastic Surgery
  • Have spent a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience as a registered nurse within the core specialties (plastic surgery/ophthalmology/dermatology or facial plastic surgery) in collaboration or in a practice with a physician that is Board Certified within a core specialty. ~ Dr. Trevor Brooks, Plastic Surgery
  • Be working in collaboration or in a practice with a physician that is Board Certified within one of the following specialties: Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, or Facial Plastic Surgery (ENT). ~ Dr. Trevor Brooks, Plastic Surgery
  • Have the application completed and endorsed by her supervising core physician, who holds a current full and unrestricted license. ~ Dr. Trevor Brooks, Plastic Surgery
  • Be a nurse licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, its territories or Canada, holding a current full and unrestricted license.
  • Have the knowledge of the following topics within Aesthetic Injectables/Laser, Light, and Energy-based Therapies/ Clinical Skin Care : Assessing & Monitoring the physical & psycho-social needs of the patient , Planning & Administering Treatment(s), Teaching to promote optimal patient outcomes.  (the full exam syllabus may be found in detail here).
  • Have passed her CANS exam with a mark of 75% or greater at a Plastic Surgical Nursing Education Board sanctioned exam location.

Congrats Kara On Your New Designation: Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

Book your appointment with Kara by calling us at 403-487-0460, use the MindBody App, or the scheduler on the contact us page.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *