Celebrating Our Cosmetic-Registered Nurses This International Nurses Day 2024

by Laser Clinics Team on March 20, 2024

Celebrating Our Cosmetic-Registered Nurses This International Nurses Day 2024

International Nurses Day on May 12th is our chance to shine a spotlight on the incredible nurses at the heart of healthcare. 

This year's theme, "Our Nurses. Our Future. The Economic Power of Care", is all about recognising the sometimes-overlooked contributions nurses make, not only to our health but also to the wider economy.

At Laser Clinics Australia, we're proud to celebrate our nurses and their vital role in helping our clients achieve their best selves. Their expertise, commitment to patient care, and passion for delivering results are core to everything we do. 

This International Nurses Day, we're taking a moment to acknowledge the incredible value they bring to Laser Clinics and the broader aesthetics industry.

Beyond The Bedside: The Economic Impact of Nurses

Nurses are often seen as the backbone of traditional healthcare, but their contributions extend far beyond the hospital. 

The growing medical aesthetics market, worth an estimated $15.4 billion in 2023 and predicted to reach $25.9 billion by 2029, highlights the significant economic role nurses play.

Nurses bring invaluable expertise that translates directly into economic benefits. 

Studies show that higher nurse-to-patient ratios can lead to shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, and reduced healthcare costs

Additionally, nurses play a vital role in preventive care, promoting overall community health and driving a more productive economy.

The stresses of the pandemic have sharply focused on the challenging working conditions many nurses face. This has prompted some nurses to seek opportunities in the aesthetics industry, where they often find improved hours, better work-life balance, and a less stressful environment.

In particular, Australia’s injectables market is thriving, with a value exceeding $2.6 billion and directly supporting more than 4,000 jobs. This growth is fueling a significant shift as nurses transition from traditional hospital settings to a career in cosmetic aesthetics.

While this shift may present challenges for traditional healthcare settings, it highlights the need to better support, compensate, and value nurses across all specialties. 

Australia’s booming aesthetics market is both a symptom of a rising demand for aesthetic treatments and a driving factor in attracting nurses seeking a fulfilling career change.


The Essential Role of Nurses in Aesthetics

At Laser Clinics Australia, we deeply understand the unique value that our Cosmetic-Registered Nurses bring to the industry. Beyond their foundational medical knowledge, nurses in our clinics bring a unique combination of technical skills and aesthetic understanding.

  • Deep Understanding Of Anatomy And Physiology: Nurses know how the skin, muscles, and underlying structures work together. This knowledge is essential for safely and effectively administering Cosmetic Injectables or Laser Treatments.
  • Injection Expertise: Nurses have extensive experience administering injectables, ensuring safe, accurate placement and optimal results.
  • Laser Safety and Technology Training: Nurses receive extensive training on the latest laser technologies, allowing them to deliver the best possible results while prioritising safety.
  • Aesthetic Sensibility: Nurses work closely with clients to understand their individual goals and develop personalised treatment plans to achieve natural-looking enhancements.

“Nurses bring a unique blend of clinical expertise, patient-centred care and ethical integrity to the field of aesthetics, making them invaluable assets to businesses operating in this sector. 

At Laser Clinics Group, we have over 400 registered cosmetic nurses who take the time to educate patients about treatment options, expected outcomes and post-procedure care, ensuring informed decision-making and optimal results. As part of this community there is support, education and opportunity,” says Kathryn Bran RN, Group Head of Inject & Body BN, Grad Dip Periop, MBA.

The role of nurses in aesthetics is vital in ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients. Their medical background and patient-centred approach make them the true backbone of Laser Clinics.


Celebrating Nursing Excellence With Laser Clinics Australia

At Laser Clinics Australia, we know that our nurses are the heart of everything we do. Their expertise, dedication, and genuine care for our clients are what make us truly special. This International Nurses Day, we want to take a moment to celebrate their incredible contributions and express our deepest appreciation.

We believe that investing in our nurses means investing in the best possible experience for our clients. 

To make this year’s International Nurses Day extra special, we're hosting a series of events and initiatives to recognise our amazing nursing team:

  • Special Recognition: Kicking off May 12, we’ll be hosting morning teas at clinics across Laser Clinics, where each nurse will receive gifts in the form of products, and a personalised thank you gift from Laser Clinics Group CEO, Neil Lake.
  • Social Media Campaign / Competition: Local Registered Nurses at Laser Clinics will have the chance to win a $250 gift voucher to redeem on treatments or products. Competitions will take place across all Laser Clinics markets in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Jen Coyler, one of our incredible nurses, lauds the ongoing training and supportive team at Laser Clinics Australia. She’s proud of having improved her skills and confidence in her 12 years here.

She recalls an unforgettable moment of a client who had undergone a life-changing transformation. This experience further reaffirmed to her the privilege of being an aesthetic nurse. 

Karen Escuadro, another LCA nurse, recalls a memorable moment helping a transgender patient finally achieve their desired appearance, a deeply moving experience.

Their advice for nurses exploring aesthetics? Cultivate a diverse nursing background, develop a keen aesthetic eye, and never stop learning. More than anything, a passion for helping clients feel their best will guide your success.

International Nurses Day 2024 reminds us of the profound impact nurses have on healthcare and the broader economy. 

Laser Clinics Australia proudly supports the nursing profession. By investing in our nurses, we recognise that we deliver the safest, most effective treatments for our clients.

As we scale, we'll remain dedicated to providing our nurses with the support and resources they need to thrive.

Together, we celebrate their invaluable contributions and role in helping our clients feel and look DREAMY, ELECTRIC, and FIERCE.