Merging the world of nursing with dermal aesthetics for a unique career


Dermal practitioners who hold a degree in nursing are highly sought after and are a rare find. With a degree Sciences specialising in Dermal, this could be the career advancement you have been looking for.

We have sat down with Letisha Germain, Dermal and Aesthetics lecturer, to discuss how a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) can expand career opportunities for a qualified nurse. She has worked in the beauty industry for over 10 years, specialising in corrective skin treatments and education.

Looking to further your career as a Nurse? Challenge yourself while helping change the lives of others and enter into the Dermal Industry.

How will your career change?

Aesthetic/Dermal practitioners who hold a degree in nursing are a rare find and highly sought after. Imagine right now working with patients who are yearning to see improved skin health results, who come to see you and prioritise their time to seek treatment and care by their trusted Dermal Aesthetician. You could be working in a private practice alongside Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons or you could be running your own clinic determining your own hours. You do not want to miss out on being a part of this wonderful, ever-changing, ever-expanding Industry! Enjoy a stabilised work-life balance and enjoy the relationships built over time. Your patients will leave each visit smiling from ear to ear after seeing their improved skin health results whilst raving about their ‘ultimate skin health experience’. They won’t want to miss their next skin health appointment with you!

“Dermal practitioners who hold a degree in nursing are highly sought after and are a rare find.”

What could you be doing?

You could be performing results-oriented facial treatments using impressive equipment such as LED, IPL, Laser, Skin needling or Radiofrequency to see patients’ skin health transformed in front of your eyes. With a qualification in Aesthetics (Dermal), you would have the opportunity to implement fat cavitation treatments and witness targeted results throughout the body focusing specifically on reducing adipocyte cells and improvements in cellulite appearance. You can work closely on specific skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation, inflammation, and rosacea to see your patient’s skin revolutionised. On course completion, you will be able to help patients on their skin journey, treating them to state-of-the-art skin health experiences, focusing treatment protocols on evidence-based scientific studies with impressive anti-ageing skincare formulas. To maintain your patient’s skin in between appointments, you will prescribe effective, bespoke and customised anti-ageing skincare formulas for home-use. Highly active skin health formulas and nutritional advice will further boost their results and they will see their skin radiantly glow from the inside out.


How can you become a combined Aesthetician/Nurse?

With a degree in Health Science, majoring in Aesthetics at the Torrens University of Australia, this is the career advancement you have been looking for. With our qualification, you can expand and build on your current skills as a Nurse as you enter the innovative and exciting dermal field. You will have the opportunity to work alongside Dermatologists, Cosmetic Physicians and Aestheticians to provide a wide range of anti-ageing skin health treatments. Building on your knowledge as a nurse you could lead the way and become an industry leader.

“With this qualification, you can expand and build on your current skills as a nurse as you enter the innovative and exciting Dermal Industry.”

Studying with us will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to apply to your current skill set and see you advance in your career. Some of the key subjects you will undertake are ‘Cosmetic Chemistry’ which develops your understanding of how to read ingredients on cosmetic products and articulate product prescriptions for patients. ‘Aesthetic Practice with Technology’ is where you will learn how technology underpins and is shaping the future of treatments. ‘Dermal in the Surgical Practice’ is a subject that explores how your skills can be applied pre-and post-plastic surgery to prepare, enhance and maintain surgical outcomes.


How will this course prepare you for your career?

With hands-on experience in clinical settings whilst also having the opportunity to partake in work-integrated learning through industry leaders, this course could change the direction of your career and accelerate you into your aspirations of working within the dermal field. Aesthetic practitioners who hold a degree in Nursing are highly sought after and a rare commodity. With this degree, you could be working alongside trained Medical professionals, Aestheticians, Dermal Therapists and Beauty Therapists. At Torrens University, we offer a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Aesthetics to help propel you into the industry. We are able to offer study plans that suit your lifestyle whether that is on campus or online and the option to study part time or full time. You will have generous support from your Lecturers and endless encouragement from the Campus life team at Torrens University. So, what’s stopping you? Make the choice today, make the change and step into a fulfilling career within the field of Aesthetics.

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