This unit of study introduces students to the specialty of cosmetic nursing. Foundational nursing assessment strategies are applied to the use of commonly used cosmetic injectable treatments and other treatments and procedures, including laser. Scope of practice for the nurse in the cosmetic industry is analysed and identification and management of adverse events is also examined. There is a strong focus on safety and evidence based practice.
This subject has a 40 clinical placement component.
|Foundational Concepts in Cosmetic Nursing|
|Unit of study code||309|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing|
|Pre-requisite||308 – Applied Dermatological Anatomy and Physiology|
|Hours of study||150|
|Clinical placement information||
There is a compulsory 40 hours clinical placement for this unit of study.
Anyone applying for an ACN course that includes a clinical placement must provide evidence of compliance documents at the time of application.
Applications for enrolment will not be progressed until all relevant documentation has been received by customer services.
Each Australian state and territory has its own clinical placement documentation requirements. Please view our Clinical Placement Information page, then click on the tab for your particular state or territory for information on specific requirements.
Individual placement providers may need additional documentation. If you are required to provide this then you will be contacted by the clinical placement officer following enrolment.
ACN negotiates with health care facilities to secure clinical placements. ACN will make every effort to secure clinical placements within the timeframe indicated in the course outline, however applicants are advised that provision and location of clinical placements is dependent on the availability of placements within the health facility.
As placements are difficult to secure, once confirmed these cannot be negotiated unless there is unforeseen extenuating circumstances. Applicants are not to arrange their own clinical placements with a clinical facility under any circumstances. ACN reserves the right to change clinical placements if necessary.
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for clinical placement||
Students can be granted recognition of prior learning (RPL) for clinical placement if:
Documentation that will be accepted as evidence:
We are unable to accept links to websites, Instagram or Facebook pages as proof of evidence, nor are we able to contact your employer on your behalf for confirmation.
Please note there is no charge for this application of RPL and students must still complete the online learning units of study and associated assessment items.
|Co-ordinated by||Jamie-May Newman
Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: The role of the cosmetic nurse||a) analyse the scope of practice for the nurse in the cosmetic industry||Assessment 1: Online discussions||10%||3, 8|
|Theme 2: Foundational client management concepts||b) identify commonly used cosmetic treatments and formulations and examine their use||Assessment 2: Short answer essays||30%||5|
|Theme 3: Laser safety||c) evaluate foundational nursing management strategies associated with cosmetic procedures||Assessment 3: Case analysis||50%||9|
|Theme 4: Common cosmetic procedures||d) reflect on the implementation of evidence based practice in the assessment and management of clients undergoing cosmetic treatments||Assessment 4: Laser Safety course||10%||10|
|Theme 5: Identification and management of adverse events||e) practice with the certification requirements for a LASER and Intense Pulse Light Safety Officer training course.|
Foundational Concepts in Cosmetic Nursing (309) is a Tier 4 unit.
|Tiers||2020 Member price (10% discount)||2020 Non-member price||2021 Member price (10% discount)||2021 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.