Change of career tips for nurses from Daksha Paternott Education Director at Revival Academy

Aesthetic industry is booming and the last few years we have seen more and more Nurses leaving the NHS and joining the aesthetic industry.

Why nurses want to leave the NHS

  • Because the current NHS system is failing them, long hours, poor pay, low morale, stress caused by NHS red tape and patient care decline. It doesn’t help that influx of foreign nurses are accepting lower pay, remunerations, and are willing to put up with all the demands from the system.
  • All of these issues are driving the loyal British nurses away from the NHS and into the arms of the aesthetic industry

Here’s why nurses are enticed by the aesthetic industry.

  1. Nurses who have already are working in the aesthetic industry say that the shift they have made has been life changing, one can see why, because there are so many benefits, to make the nurses take this huge step to leave a lifelong career that they were once passionate about Number 1 reason is poor pay, in comparison Hour for Hour there are aesthetic nurses earning
    more than a doctor working in the NHS.
  2. Entering the Aesthetics industry means that the nurses are able to start a completely new career and still able to utilise their medical skills, keep their NMC registration that they have worked so hard to get.
  3. It’s a fact that nurses are better at doing botox and fillers than doctor’s, they have a creative eye, better client care, and are genuinely interested in making people feel good about selves, and doctor's forget that this is a key reason why these women are spending the money.

Nurse report
Here is a report from a very experienced nurse, Kat who recently took this big step and ventured into aesthetics, Kat talks about how she is taking transitional by keeping one foot in the NHS to keep the money coming in and the other building her new career in the aesthetic industry.


Easy steps Kat took to enter the Aesthetic industry

  1. Booked on the 2 Day Botox and Fillers course at the Revival Academy in London
  2. Immediately after the course practised on very loyal friends who were up for having discounted injectable treatments
  3. Kat put these before and after pictures on her social media and within a few days got 7 bookings for Lip fillers which she will be fitting around her other responsibilities.

Exploring your work options after the training
Whether you initially fit in bookings around your nursing job or be a full-time aesthetic nurse will depend on your financial situation. and how fast you want to move with your new career. You might decide to slowly grow the business, build up a client base first and then switch careers, or simply keep your nursing career going and be an aesthetic nurse in your own time to earn extra cash.

Deciding on your aesthetic Workplace
Whether you rent a rent, profit share or be employed, there is so much demand for aesthetic nurses in Beauty/Hair salons, dentists, doctors, department stores, Ultimately the choice is yours, and there are not many jobs you can say that.

Factors that may help you to decide if Revival Academy meets your needs?
It is common knowledge in the aesthetic industry that nurses have a caring nature, medical training but don’t have underpinning knowledge behind injectables nor practical skills required to be a good aesthetician. At Revival Academy we customise the course for nurses, by addressing their needs to have a lot of hands on experience on real clients and learning how to creatively work with Botulinum Toxin and dermal fillers. Ultimately, it’s all about the results and not about how much theory you hold in your brain, that brings them back. Our students often say that It’s such an advantage to have the Academy alongside the aesthetic clinic and have trainers with over 15 years’ so that they can benefit them from their business and hands on experience. Mentoring and supporting our students after training, is something we believe is really key to the success of our student, whether you need a good supplier, prescriber, product, have confidence issues, we will hold your hand during the early teething days. On a business level, it builds loyalty and this approach brings the students back to us for all your other training and on a spiritual level the law of karma is that we have taken your money and we must give you your money’s worth.

Here is a report from Dr Darren Zurawel who went to another academy for his injectable training, and repeated the same course with us recently.