Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, volume enhancers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures.
The roles and responsibilities of a nurse performing aesthetic nursing procedures may vary by jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of a nurse coming from another jurisdiction to be familiar with the scope of practice in Alberta.
The purpose of this FAQ is to inform all nurses in Alberta about their professional responsibilities and accountabilities related to aesthetic nursing practice.
This FAQ was developed collaboratively by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Members of the above regulatory bodies should contact their respective organizations if they have any questions about this document or wish to seek practice guidance about this topic.