Medical Professional

Q: How do I know which courses are right for me?
A: Our enrollment specialist will first spend the time to understand what your objectives are. If you want to incorporate medical aesthetics into your practice, be a medical director, become a cosmetic injector or just continue your education in an exciting and ever-changing field, we can direct you to the course or courses that are right for you.
Q: What is the earning potential for an RN, NP or PA in the medical aesthetics industry?
A: Based on 2014 survey data reported by Allergan, the average Cosmetic Injector earns between $50 - $60 per hour, with the top 10% in the nation earning close to $100 per hour and the top 1% earning $200 per hour plus. Much of your success depends on your ability to work well with your clients and your team. NIMAs business courses focus on helping you understand the complete picture of the medical aesthetics industry.
Q: How do I know if it will be profitable for me to incorporate medical aesthetics into my current practice?
A: Medical Aesthetics is a 15 billion dollar industry and is rapidly growing. These services are becoming a staple in our beauty routine and are no longer only a luxury for the wealthy. Medical Aesthetics can be a lucrative cash-pay addition to any type of medical practice. If you are physician wanting to incorporate medical aesthetics, we strongly recommend that you consider our Launch Medical Aesthetics course or inquire about our customized consulting.
Q: If I’m not a physician, how do I know what I’m allowed to perform or to supervise?
A: Each states regulations are slightly different and we recommend that before you enroll, you contact the state agency that regulates your license. Our enrollment specialist will be able to give you an overview of the regulations in most states, however we cannot be responsible for ensuring that your license allows you to practice or supervise any of the services that we train.
Q: What business courses do you offer to help me set up or grow my practice?
A: We offer a wide variety of business courses as well as custom Consulting Services. If you are thinking of starting a new business or brining medical aesthetics into your practice, you should consider our Launching Medical Aesthetics course. This course covers all of the essential elements of business planning, staffing and compensation plans, event planning, marketing and retail sales. We also offer consulting services where our business experts will work directly with you and your team, at your site, to help create solutions for you.
Q: Who accredits your CME/CE courses?
A: Our continuing education courses are accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians. There are equivalencies available for mid-level practitioners as well.
Q: Do your courses fulfill the legal requirements for my specific state and license?
A: Each states regulations are slightly different and we recommend that before you enroll, you contact the state agency that regulates your license. Our enrollment specialist will be able to give you an overview of the regulations in most states, however we cannot be responsible for ensuring that your license allows you to practice or supervise any of the services that we train.
Q: Who will be teaching my course?
A: All of our courses are taught by licensed and experience professionals. Injection courses are taught by Nurse Practitioners, MDs and DOs. Registered Nurses and Master Aestheticians teach our laser and advanced aesthetics courses. Our business courses are taught by nationally recognized leaders in the medical aesthetics industry. All of our instructors are industry experts first. They come to NIMA with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Q: How much hands-on practice will I receive?
A: Although many companies will tell you that they offer you more hands-on, NIMA truly stands out in this area of your education. Our curriculums are based off of our real world experience running medical spas. We know what it takes to be successful. And we know that success starts when you leave feeling confident. Approximately 50% of your education will be hands-on, working with the public, performing consultations and doing treatments. Our state of the art spa and educational facility are designed specifically to enhance your education and allow you to function as if you were working in a medical spa.
Q: How many students are in a course?
A: We keep our courses small. We focus on a personalized approach and allow plenty of time for one on one teaching, hands-on experience and question and answer. Courses range from 8-15 attendees.
Q: If I’m traveling to attend the course, what do I need to know?
A: If you are coming to a course in Las Vegas, check out our Vegas Info page. If you are attending a course at any of our partner school locations, our enrollment specialist will provide you with flight, car rental and hotel recommendations.
Q: Is financing available?
A: Yes. We offer several in-house financing options. Please visit our Financing FAQs for more information.