Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - NMBA releases updated position statement on nurses and cosmetic medical procedures

NMBA releases updated position statement on nurses and cosmetic medical procedures

04 Jan 2022

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has released an updated position statement on nurses and cosmetic medical procedures. 

The Position statement: Nurses and cosmetic medical procedures is focused on minor (non-surgical) cosmetic medical procedures. This position statement includes guidance for:

  • all nurses working in the area of cosmetic medical procedures, including specific advice for enrolled nurses, registered nurses and nurse practitioners
  • cosmetic injections – detailed expectations of prescribers and the role of the registered nurse
  • supervision requirements for enrolled nurses, and
  • registered nurses with a sole qualification in mental health nursing, paediatric nursing or disability nursing seeking to practise in the area of cosmetic medical procedures. 

Ahpra and the Medical Board of Australia are undertaking a separate review into cosmetic surgery. The NMBA may amend the Position statement: Nurses and cosmetic medical procedures in future, based on the recommendations of that review. 

The position statement is available on the NMBA website

Please note: if you have a query about the position statement, please make a web enquiry. Our customer service team are experiencing high call volumes due to the current graduate registration period.

 
 
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