The Canadian Society Of Aesthetics Specialty Nurses provides members with opportunities to be professionally educated, trained and regulated to ensure patient safety in all aspects of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.


The Canadian Society Of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses’ Website

Medical aesthetic nursing is a rapidly growing field. It is extremely important that nurses have the opportunity to be properly educated, trained and regulated to ensure patient safety in all aspects of the plastic surgery industry. Membership to CSASN will provide you with this knowledge. Surgical and non-surgical aesthetic nurses function in an increasingly challenging healthcare environment and are assuming more responsibility and expanded roles.

Comprehensive assessment and excellent communication skills are essential to managing patient care and promoting optimal outcomes. Your interest in a solid foundation for Aesthetic Nursing demonstrates your dedication to expanding your knowledge and skills, achieving optimal results and promoting patient safety. You want to enhance your knowledge to ensure that patients receive the best care possible.

~ Tracey Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS – Editor ~


The mission of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses is to provide:

  • current evidence-based education
  • the highest standards to protect the public in ensuring their safety
  • forums to promote professional growth and personal advancement for nurses whose primary focus is in aesthetic medicine


  • to provide a forum and communication tool to inform and educate aesthetic specialty nurses on surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments or procedures
  • to unite the nursing members to establish guidelines for professional standards, promoting ethical practice, and protecting the status of the profession
  • to promote and advance the qualifications and professional practice of aesthetic specialty nursing


The Canadian Society of Aesthetic Specialty Nurses is an integral society which will maintain and advance the practice of aesthetic nursing in the surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures and treatments.


  • Reduced rates to attend National and Regional Meetings
  • Networking with Colleagues
  • Keeping updated on current trends and technologies
  • Resource Center for information on surgical and non-surgical aesthetic topics, needs and employment opportunities
  • List of contact information regarding medical suppliers and vendors
  • Access to educational opportunities such as ACLS, Certifications Confidential email access to other members
  • Advancement into a leadership role


  • Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) who have a current certificate of competence from their provincial college and upholds the philosophy of CSASN, 
  • RN / RPN / NP (surgical or non- surgical) working with Core Specialists (Plastics, dermatology, ENT, ophthalmology), OR
  • RN / RPN / NP working with a non- core specialist upon provision of documentation that the Medical Director has been trained in aesthetic medicine, AND
  • RN / RPN / NP who have an active membership with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA).


1 YEAR: $150.00 | 2 YEARS: $300.00

Registered nurses and registered practical nurses, who have a current certificate of competence and uphold the philosophy of CSASN. They shall receive all the benefits of membership, will have the right to vote and may hold an executive position.

Note: A CV may be requested by the Executive Board to verify membership



A membership to CSASN will help you reach your professional goals.



CSASN Symposium and Cadaver lab     Oct, 2024  


                         Attention: *You must be a member of CSASN to attend the symposium and cadaver lab*

                                                               *Please wear scrubs to the cadaver lab *

*Reminder* Only 2  attendees per clinic permitted to attend the cadaver lab.


WHEN: October 18th – 20th, 2024WHERE: JW Parq Marriott, 39 Smithe St, Vancouver,  BC


Agenda: TBA 

*Limited availability*- First come, first served basis ~We have extremely limited capacity for the cadaver lab, please understand and respect that we cannot accept registration for more than 2 people from the same clinic.However, the symposium is opened to as many staff from the same clinic as  desired (must be a CSASN member)~





Certification Testing Sites And Dates (Canada)

Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse

For more information and the registration application, go to

Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) Exam

The Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board is pleased to announce the Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) exam!

To be eligible to apply for certification, the candidate must:

  1. Be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States, its territories or Canada, and
  2. Practice within one of the following specialties: Plastic/Aesthetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, or Facial Plastic Surgery (ENT)
  3. Have a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience as a registered nurse within one of the listed Core Specialties above in a general staff, administrative, teaching, or research capacity within five (5) years prior to application, and
  4. Have spent at least fifty percent (50%) of practice hours within the core specialties during two (2) of the preceding five (5) years.
  5. Have your Medical Director endorse your application.

International Society of Plastic Aesthetic Nurses


Marissa Dennis, NP
Onyx Beauty Lab
Kelowna, British Columbia 

Denise Schaefer, RN
Stacey Dietrich, NP
Kitchener, Ontario

Angela Haff, RN
William McGillivary MD
Vancouver, British Columbia

Aundrea Trevors, RN
Renier van Aardt MD
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Katherine Fitz, RN
Dr. Ronald G. Zelt, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon
Montreal, Quebec

Crystal Jacob, MN/NP-FAA
Dr. Zaki Taher
Edmonton, Alberta


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