Certificate of Aesthetic and Dermatology Nursing
Academic Calendar 2016
Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing
Start Date: September 26, 2016
Registration Deadline: September 19, 2016
Clinical Lab Session: January 30, 2017 thru February 4, 2017
Final Exam online: February 8, 2017 thru February 11, 2017
Clinical Location: 16552 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92606
Call Now to Register 949.945.3919
Week 1Fundamental Science of the Integumentary System:
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
Week 2Molecular Biology, DNA Chemistry (pertaining to the skin):
Segment 2: Molecular Biology, Physiology, Immunology, Wound Healing
Develop Understanding Molecular biology, Physiology, Immunology and Wound Healing, incorporating a nursing care plan
Week 3Common Skin Disorders:
Acne, Rosacea, Photo-damage, lesions
Indentify abnormal skin conditions
Week 4The Aesthetic Consultation- How to Perform the Aesthetic Analysis: part 1
Identify the realistic expectations post an aesthetic non- surgical treatment. Understand how to perform an aesthetic analysis while implementing an aesthetic plan.
Applications of Cosmeceuticals: Part 2:
Topical Agents, Drugs, Cosmetic, Retinoids, Cell-Membrane Compatible substances
Understand and indentify inflammatory skin conditions, skin pigmentation, genetic markers, UV Radiation and Sun Protection; UVA, UVB, Sunscreens, other Sun Protective Measures
Week 5Dynamics of Aging Skin
Chronological, Photo-aging, Free Radicals, Skin Assessment Tools: Skin Type Class, Fitzpatrick, Glogau, & Roberts, Thermal Imaging
Develop Nursing care plan for skin types, based on ethnic origin, aesthetic principles, and thermal imaging
Week 6Nutrition and Wellness:
Understanding age management, while incorporating a comprehensive care plan using Nutriceuticals and nutrition
Week 7Introduction to Lasers, Light and Energy Based Physics:
Understanding the key milestones in development of light theory and laser systems
Establish sound understanding of principles, and history of lasers and & other photo therapies, Identify laser safety signs, eyewear, and the importance of lasers protocols
Week 8Wavelength Therapies
Identify wavelength Chromophore therapies and common vascular problems. Understand characteristics and applications of hair removal, and laser applications for Tattoo Removal
Segment I: Light-Emitting Diode (LED) and Low Level light (LLT)
Segment II: Photorejuvenation Technology, Radiofrequency and Ultrasound
Segment III: Ablative and Fractional Ablative Systems
Segment IV: Non-Ablative and Fractional Non-Ablative Systems
Implement a comprehensive Aesthetic dermatology-nursing plan using (LED), light Emitting Diodes and (LLLT), and Low- level light therapies. Develop and understanding of Fractional Ablative and Non- Ablative Systems
Week 10Non- Invasive Body Sculpting
Understand Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Cryolipolysis, and low-level laser Liposculpting, used for Non-Invasive Body Contouring, (Mechanical Biostimulation Cavitation, heat induced).
Week 11Science of Social Vision
Most people are dissatisfied with some aspect of their appearance. However, some individuals are so distressed about the way they look that it interferes with their daily life. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a severe and impairing disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight flaw in appearance. Although BDD has been described in research and literature for more than a century it remains an under recognized disorder.
Develop awareness from recent research finding that address the face and body perception. Understand and discuss how the perception of faces and bodies are integrated. How to recognize and address patients with BDD
Week 12Dermal Needling
What is Dermal Needling?
Dermal needling is the latest skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of your skin at a fraction of the cost and with minimal or zero downtime, in addition, the only treatment that respects all three main target cell types (keratinocyte, melanocyte, fibroblast).
Skin Needling is also one of the few skin therapies that are suitable for treating all skin types, including ethnic skin, and which can be used to treat the fragile skin around the eyes, mouth and on the neck.
How does it work?
The concept of Skin Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions.
Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibers as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones. Skin Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro‐“injuries” in the skin which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, healthier, and younger looking skin.
- Understand the key goals of skin rejuvenation to optimize cell function while preserving integrity of the epidermis.
- Understand dermal: What it is and what can it can do
- Engage in consumer decisions regarding devices used for percutaneous collagen therapy
- Treatment parameters and protocols for needling
- Dermal needling aimed at treating HL(Alopecia)
- Clinical techniques: Medical needling protocols
Week 13Botulinum Toxin Type A (BoNTA) for Facial Aesthetics:
Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport, Facial Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, Bacteriology, Cell Proteins, Proprietary Agents
Identify facial anatomy of injection sites for neurotoxin administration; design and create aesthetic nursing care plan
Week 14Dermal Fillers and Volume Enhancers:
Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane, Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, and Filler Categories
Understand clinical overview of dermal fillers, history, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, histology, and filler categories
Week 15Chemical Peels - Session 1
Basic Science of chemical peels, molecular structure of peels, assessing peel depth, and peeling protocols
Dermal Micro Needling - Session 2
DMA stimulates your own body to produce new collagen. At a microscopic level, proliferated skin cells, such as fibroblasts, migrate to the point of injury and transform into collagen fibers, resulting in increased fiber strength and elasticity. You will learn how this technology facilitates natural repair and growth making the skin healthier and stronger.
Week 16Development of Policies and Protocols:
Segment I: Implementation of Aesthetic Nursing Legal Aspects, and Ethics, Evidence-Based Practice:
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
Understand and define various Culture Compendencies in aesthetics, how to address various issues creating knowledge and awareness
Week 17Business Development and Aesthetic Compliance:
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.
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.
To register, please call 949.945.3919,
Julia Pettis, B.S.H.S.
111 West Ocean Blvd. Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90802
Online Theory 320 Clock Hours/ 17 Weeks/ 10.7 Units
Skills Lab: 56 Clock Hours/1 week/ 1.25 units
Total clock hours 376 Total Units 11.95
The course of study involves extensive academic and laboratory experience in a course of training that incorporates a real world work environment. The student will use their knowledge and skills to create comprehensive nursing care plans that address medical history, lifestyle, skin type, emotional/physiological, and financial concerns.
You will learn the latest techniques for improving common skin conditions and maintaining the integrity of the integumentary system.
Laboratory experiences include learning to use equipment, such as lasers, photo therapy applications, medical grade chemical peels, collagen induction therapy (dermal needling), neurotoxins (BoNTA Type A), and dermal fillers used for Volumizing in aesthetics. Finally, theory will have a final exam and clinical skills will graded upon completion of each procedure demonstrated by the student.
Week 1 | Fundamental Science of the Integumentary System
Week 2 | Molecular Biology/DNA
Week 3 | Dermatologic Common Skin Disorders
Week 4 | Introduction to Photo-Medicine
Week 5 | Wavelengths and Chromophore Therapies
Week 6 | Dynamics of Aging Skin
Week 7 | Light-Emitting Diode (LED) and Low Level Light (LLLT)
Week 8 | Non-Invasive Body Sculpting
Week 9 | Collagen Induction Therapy/Dermal Needling
Week 10 | Botulinum Toxin Type A (BoNTA)
Week 11 | Dermal Fillers and Volume Enhancers
Week 12 | Cosmeceuticals
Week 13 | Nutrition/Wellness and Age Management
Week 14 | Psychology of Aesthetics/ BDD
Week 15 | Chemical Peels
Week 16 | Policies and Protocols; Evidence-Based Practice and Ethics
A research paper (APA format) is completed describing the student’s personal philosophy of nursing practice, the role of the registered nurse in a dermatology/aesthetics medical practice, the use of evidenced-based nursing practice guidelines, state nursing regulations, and membership in nursing associations. A comprehensive nursing plan of care is completed on a selected aesthetic procedure using the Nursing Care Plan Form on the website.
Week 17 | Business Development
Week 18 | Clinical Skills Lab
The order of modules may change to accommodate clinical labs dates.
The student must be capable of assessment and monitoring the physical and psychological status of patients before, during, and after procedures. Students must have excellent communication skills, physical assessment skills, ability to work with cosmetic equipment, chemical peels, light phototherapy (lasers), Neurotoxins and Dermal fillers, and have an artistic ability to work with contours of the face and body, in addition the ability to coordinate care to ensure safe, efficient delivery of high-quality care, in collaboration with core physicians.
- Whether you seeking a career change full time or part time
- Whether you are considering working in aesthetics or dermatology or both in the future ...or if you are already there!
- Maybe you are just looking for stimulating professional development Whatever your motivation, we hope you join us!
Aesthetic nurses provide multi-faceted services that combined art, client education, advocacy, collaboration, and attention to detail. Aesthetic providers are aware of the psychological aspects of their client’s body-image, self-image, self-concept and self-esteem. Dermatology nursing practice is based on dermatologic illness and wellness promotion. Aesthetics and dermatology have merged for the common purpose of accommodating clients that what a full service practice that provides both dermatology and aesthetics.
What kind of commitment is required for the course?
The Study Process and Student Responsibilities.
Students are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours per week to complete the required readings, assignments, and discussion forums. Students are expected to log on Monday –Friday to read assignments and interact in discussion forums with the instructor and other students. Assignments are due on Sunday by 5pm PDT.
Will I receive credits or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution
This program does not award credits or Continuing Education Units. The transferability of credits you earn at College of Medical Aesthetics is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending College of Medical Aesthetics to determine if your credits or certificate will transfer.
How do I enroll for the Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing Program?
College of Medial Aesthetics does not offer online enrollment. Prospective students must submit a resume and a letter of intent to complete a seventeen-week online and six-day clinical skills lab. Resumes and letters of intent must be submitted to the Admissions Department for evaluation. An admissions representative will inform the applicant about available programs and assist throughout the enrollment process. Essential documents, Enrollment Agreement, School Performance Fact Sheet forms, and payment method are distributed and collected by the admissions representative by email or in the campus office. The institution shall transmit the first lesson and any materials to any student within seven days after the institution accepts the student for admission.
Review Documents Prior to Signing
“As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.”
Completing the Enrollment Process
Once all required documents are submitted and the applicant is accepted, first time students will be enrolled and introduced to Moodle Video Navigation Tutorial one week before the class starts. The orientation gives the student the opportunity to become comfortable with our online student learning center platform and helps them successfully complete their course work.
Are there any prerequisites to the courses?
The student must have an unencumbered California nursing license, have an associate degree or higher from an accredited school and provide that school’s transcripts. Out of state nurses must apply for a temporary California Nursing license to attend the clinical skills lab. Application forms may be downloaded from http://www.rn.ca.gov/applicants/lic-end.shtml. Click to download the application for licensure by endorsement packet.
The Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate Program is intended for registered nurses who hold an active nursing license. The registered nurse must have at least 2 years’ experience working in a hospital or a community health agency. The student should possess a desire to work with patients to preserve, enhance or correct common skin conditions and signs of aging. The student must be capable of assessment and monitoring the physical and psychological status of patients before, during, and after procedures. Students must have excellent communication skills, physical assessment skills, ability to work with cosmetic equipment, chemical peels, light phototherapy (lasers), Neurotoxins and Dermal fillers, and have an artistic ability to work with contours of the face and body, in addition the ability to coordinate care to ensure safe, efficient delivery of high-quality care, in collaboration with core physicians.
Students who studied in a language other than English at the undergraduate and/or graduate school level, or whose native language is not English, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination to determine if the student has sufficient English language skills to satisfactorily complete the institution’s programs. Applicant’s proficiency scores achieved not more than 2 years before admission: IELTS scores: minimum overall score 6.5 with no part score below 6.0; TOEFL scores minimum acceptable score of 550 for the paper based test and 79 for the Internet based examination.
College of Medical Aesthetics does not issue I-20 forms (U.S. Department of Homeland Security Certificates of Eligibility for student visas). College of Medical Aesthetics cannot fulfill requests for student visas, nor does it vouch for student status or offer language services to students.
College of Medical Aesthetics has not entered into any articulation agreements with any other institution.
Licensure Requirements for Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing.
There is no certification exam required or provided by the State of California. The Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing Certificate program is a post graduate program.
For protection and compliance with state regulations, the College of Medical Aesthetics requires all students to be properly immunized. You must show proof of the following immunizations before you begin the program: - Tuberculin test in the past six months - Varicella, rubella and MMR immunity - Up-to-date diphtheria and tetanus shots - Hepatitis B vaccination or signed declaration - Documentation of vaccinations must be provided to the admissions office prior to the start of the programs. The student will pay the cost of immunizations.
Health Screening Requirements
Before starting any program, each student must provide written evidence from his or her family physician certifying of the absence of mental and /or contagious diseases. Drug- Screening test results are required. Positive results on drug testing could affect the student’s ability to attend the clinical skills laboratory or work with clients required to complete the program’s graduation requirements, or to obtain certification after completion of the program. The student will pay the cost of examinations, screenings and drug tests.
Prior to the start of any program or its internship component students must submit proof of completion and current certification in American Heart Association CPR, or Basic Life Support (BLS).
Is financial assistance available
Tuition Payment Methods
At this time, financial assistance is not available for the Aesthetic Dermatology program offering. However, College of Medical Aesthetics Accepts payment for tuition and other fees through cash payment, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, personal or a third party check. College of Medical Aesthetics also offers direct auto pay to defray any student loan debt upon completion of the program. Students assume the responsibility for payment of the tuition costs in full, either through direct payment or a third party financial plan. All financial arrangements must be made before the beginning of the class. The college will contact students who are delinquent in paying tuition and fees. They will be encouraged to make specific arrangements with the college in order to remove their delinquency and remain in good financial standing.
How do I cancel or withdraw from the course?
Student’s Right to Cancel
The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive a full refund before the first lesson and materials are received. The student has the right to cancel and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or; the seventh day after enrollment. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent to the school’s administrative office at 111 West Ocean Blvd. Suite 400 Long Beach, CA 90802. The institution shall make the refund pursuant to section 71750 of the Regulations. If the institution sent the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, the institution shall make a full refund within 30 days after the student’s return of the materials.
If the student cancels an enrollment agreement or withdraws during a period of attendance, the refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund. A pro rata refund pursuant to section 94919(c) or 94920(d) or 94927 of the code shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student, calculated as follows:
The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, divided by the number of days in the program), multiplied by the number of days’ student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal. For purposes of determining a refund, a student shall be considered to have withdrawn from an educational program when he or she withdraws or is deemed withdrawn in accordance with the withdrawal policy stated in this institution’s catalog. If an institution has collected money from a student for transmittal on the student’s behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 30 days of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation.
College of Medical Aesthetics does not participate in any federal of state financial aid programs. If you obtain a loan to pay for your educational program, you will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If you are eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and you default on the loan, both of the following may occur:
1) The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against you, including applying any income tax refund to which you are entitled, to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
2) You may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
The term withdrawal is defined the student’s desire cancel the Enrollment Agreement to leave the educational program prior to finishing the educational program. This could be for any reason that would prevent the student from continuing the course work at the college. Or, withdrawal from the college due to misconduct or other violations of the college’s policies as determined by the college.
Students who by the end of week 2 have not participated in the Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing course or who have minimal participation and show no credit for any grade assignments will be subject to an Administrative Withdrawal.
The following consequences apply to a student who is administratively withdrawn from the program
• The student receives a grade of W for the course
• The grade W appears on the student’s transcript
• The grade of W does not affect the GPA, but course credits are included in attempted credits when monitoring academic progress
Complaint Grievance Procedure
From time to time, difference in interpretation of college policies will arise among students, faculty and /or the administration. Persons seeking to resolve problems or complaints should first contact the instructor in charge. Requests for further action may be made to the College Director. When such differences arise, usually a miscommunication or misunderstanding is a major contributing factor. For this reason, we urge both students & staff to communicate any problems that arise directly to the individual (s) involved. If the problem cannot be resolved in this manner, the College Director should be contacted. Normally, the informal procedure of “discussing” differences will resolve the problem. In addition to complaints previously stated and appeals of an academic nature, a student has a right to complain to the institution. If a student wishes to file a written complaint, they may do so. All written complaints will be evaluated within 10 days and the student notified in writing.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's Internet Web site firstname.lastname@example.org. The student may contact the Bureau for further details. Any questions a student may have regarding the Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing program that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Tel: 888-370-7589, Fax: 916-263-1897 Email: email@example.com
How should I list the Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing Certification on my resume?
When you have earned your Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing Certification, list it on your resume with the date of completion as follows: College of Medical Aesthetics Credential,
"Program Name" Aesthetic Dermatology Nursing
What housing facilities are available when I attend clinical?
This institution does not operate dormitories or other housing facilities. This institution does not provide assistance nor does it have any responsibility to assist students in finding housing. Due to the short stay needed, the housing in the immediate area is available in hotels. Average price per night $130.00
Hotels Irvine, CA
- Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman Avenue Irvine California 92612
- Embassy Suites Irvine - Orange County Airport 2120 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
- Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport 18800 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612
Hotels Laguna Hills, CA
- Courtyard by Marriott Laguna Hills Avenida De La Carlota Laguna Hills CA
- The Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
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