Secondary Logo

Institutional members access full text with Ovid®

The “Nuts & Bolts” of Becoming an Aesthetic Provider: Part 1—How Do I Get Started?

Brennan, Connie RN, CPSN, CPC

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000017
Departments: Aesthetic Department

Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CPC, is currently the Director of Medical Aesthetic Education at the Center for Advanced Aesthetics at Life Time Fitness and President/Founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC. Connie is a licensed registered nurse in 10 states and has earned advanced certifications in aesthetic injectables, laser physics/safety, laser resurfacing, skin care, sclerotherapy, and perioperative nursing over the course of 25 years in aesthetic medicine. Connie has worked as an expert alongside the ASPSN task force in creating the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) exam.

Address correspondence to Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CPC, 5905 Troy Lane, N, Plymouth, MN 55446 (e-mail:

The author is a consultant to Allergan, Inc., Medicis Aesthetics/Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and Nordson Micromedics, Inc.

Copyright © 2013 by American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses