Julia Pettis, Bs, Hcm
1600 Dove St. Suite 112
Newport Beach,CA 92660
Deadline for Registration is on May 27/2013
Applicants for Certification Program must have a nursing degree with an active nursing license in good standing with the Board of Nursing in your state or country. All documents will be verified.
College of Aesthetic and Dermatology postgraduate nursing program will constitute the first truly comprehensive program in the USA for registered nurses, who want to collaborate with physicians to perform procedures and treatments on patients who seek elective improvement in skin conditions, or the appearance of the face and body and address common skin disorders.
The Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing Certificate Program is intended for postgraduate registered nurses, who hold an active license. The student possess a desire to work with patients to preserve, enhance or correct common skin conditions and signs of aging. Students must have excellent communication skills, physical assessment skills, ability to work with equipment, chemicals, light based phototherapy, and have and artistic ability to work with the contours of the face and body.
"Mid-level providers are in demand in dermatology offices due to the shortage of dermatologist and the population growth."
Dermatology Times (2012). Mid-Level Providers
Segment 1: Introduction to skin, Introduction to Biochemistry, Introduction to Biochemistry
Objective: Understand the importance of skin layer anatomy (Gross and Microscopic); depth perception; function of the skin layers; function of important Organelles and Molecules in these layers, energy production, and cell communication
Segment 2: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Immunology, Wound Healing
Objective: Develop Understanding Molecular biology, Physiology, Immunology and Wound Healing, incorporating a nursing care plan
Acne, Rosacea, Photo-damage, lesions
Objective: Indentify abnormal skin conditions
Topical Agents, Drugs, Cosmetic, Retinoids, Cell-Membrane Compatible substances
Objective: Understand and indentify inflammatory skin conditions, skin pigmentation, genetic markers, UV Radiation and Sun Protection; UVA, UVB, Sunscreens, other Sun Protective Measures
Chronological, Photo-aging, Free Radicals, Skin Assessment Tools: Skin Type Class, Fitzpatrick, Glogau, & Roberts, Thermal Imaging
Objective: Develop Nursing care plan for skin types, based on ethnic origin, aesthetic principles, and thermal imaging
Nutriceuticals and Wellness, Supplements, Stress Factors, Nutriceuticals, and other Intrinsic Factors
Objective: Incorporate Wellness plan addressing Nutriceuticals and other Intrinsic factors
Physics and Histology of Tissue Interaction, Laser Safety: Eyewear, ANZI standards, Laser Protocols
Objective: Establish sound understanding of principles, and history of lasers and & other photo therapies, Identify laser safety signs, eyewear, and the importance of lasers protocols
Segment I: Applications of Photo rejuvenation, Non- Ablative and Fractional Ablative Systems
Objective: Identify wavelength distinction between IPL vs. Lasers, equipment, photo rejuvenation treatmentsSegment II: Ablative and Fractional Non-ablative Systems
Key advantages for Nurses and Physicians
Key advantages for patients
Photo provided Alma Lasers-Retrieved August 9, 2012 http://www.almalasers.com/fractional_co2_rejuvenation.jsp
Segment III: Applications of various laser and non-laser equipment used for Hair Removal
Objective: Identify anatomy of hair follicles, cycles of growth and the benefits of laser hair removal. Understand various wavelengths used for effective hair removal
Segment IV: Therapies (Hemoglobin),
Segment V: Melanin and Pigment Problems,
Segment VI: Acne and Inflammatory Skin Conditions,
Segment VII: Tattoo Removal, History of Tattoos, Laser Applications for Tattoo Removal
Objective: Segments IV:-VII: Identify wavelength Chromophore therapies and common vascular problems. Understand wavelength therapies used for Acne, inflammatory skin conditions and laser applications for Tattoo Removal
Objective: Implement a comprehensive Aesthetic and dermatology nursing plan using (LED), light Emitting Diodes and (LLLT), Low level light therapies
Science behind Cellulite, Physiologic Fat Burning and Lipolysis; Non Invasive Fat Sculpting Technology and Devices, Mid TermObjective: Understand Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Cryolipolysis, and low-level laser Liposculpting, used for Non-Invasive Body Contouring, (Mechanical Biostimulation Cavitation, heat induced).
Objective: Understand the key goals of skin rejuvenation using Dermal Needling.
Define how dermal needling maximizes penetration of essential cell nutrients and maximizes release of growth factors associated with the positive aspects of wound healing simultaneously.
Describe the phases of wound healing, inflammatory phase, and lag & proliferate phase. Assessments of skin lesions, using Skin Analysis technology to determine the best candidate for dermal needling.
Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport, Facial Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Bacteriology, Cell Proteins, Proprietary Agents
Objective: Identify facial anatomy of injection sites for neurotoxin administration; design and create aesthetic nursing care plan
Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane, Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, and Filler Categories
Objective: Understand clinical overview of dermal fillers, history, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, histology, and filler categories
Basic Science and Peels, Molecular Structure of Peels, Assessing Peel Depth, Peeling Protocols
Objective: Identify clinical understanding of limitations & rationale implementing safe application of chemical peels & other peeling agents and their effects on all skin types.
Segment I: Implementation of Aesthetic Nursing Legal Aspects, and Ethics, Evidence-Based Practice:
Objective: Establish and implement strong empirical evidence in current medical & social polices to support political change in Aesthetic and Dermatology nursing protocols within the nursing scope of practice.
Segment II: Culture Compendencies
Objective: Understand and define various Culture Compendencies in aesthetics, how to address various issues creating knowledge and awareness
Creating entrepreneurship, business skills, and understanding management internal, external, and defining stakeholders. Physician collaboration and ethical conduct in business, aesthetic compliance formation of legal framework, organizational control, financial issues and liability assumptions.
Objective: Understanding the fundamentals of a business plan to create strategies for success, how to collaborate with physicians, understanding a business arrangement, and understanding the role of compliance standards within an aesthetic practice.
IPL- Skin Rejuvenation:
10/14/13 – IPL- Skin Rejuvenation
Skin Rejuvenation - Morning Session:
10/15/13 – Skin Rejuvenation
Hair Removal - Afternoon Session:
10/15/13 –Introduction to Hair Removal
Hair Removal Using Various Light Sources - Morning Session:
10/16/13 – Hair Removal Using Various Light Sources
Fractional Lasers - Afternoon Session:
10/1613 – Fractional Lasers
Chemical peels - Morning Session:
10/17/13 – Chemical peels
Dermal needling - Afternoon Session:
10/17/13 – Dermal needling
10/18/13 – Neurotoxins
Combination Therapies Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers:
10/20/13 – Combination Therapies Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers