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, 2023  


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

                                                               *Please wear scrubs to the cadaver lab *


  Eventbright link to purchase tickets:


Hotel link to book rooms:


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


WHEN: October 20th – 22nd, 2023WHERE: Sheraton Center, Toronto Ontario.  123 Queen St W

PRICE: $375 plus tax- Conference only

   $750 plus tax- Conference and Cadaver Lab*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)~


*Please wear scrubs to the cadaver lab*


Friday-  07:15 -Michener Institute- The Temerty Centre for morning Cadaver lab session-    Walking distance

             12:00- Return to Hotel 

             12:30- Michener Institute- The Temerty Centre for afternoon Cadaver lab session-   Walking distance

             17:00- Return to Hotel 

             19:00- 21:00-  Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres ~ Churchill Room 

Saturday-  08:00- Breakfast

              09:00- Opening remarks 

              09:15- Business Basics for injectors – Speaker: Erin MacNeil, Business Coach

             10:00- Winning Strategies to Help Grow your Practice- Speaker: Sue King, Allergan Assistant Director, Business Consulting

             10:30- Break

             10:50- My Journey as a Business Owner- Speaker: Richel Tumanguil-Yee, NP

             11:20- Secrets to hiring, compensating- Speaker: Chelsey Brown, RN 

             11:50- Inclusion & Diversity- Speaker: Joanna Auguste, NP-PHC

             12:20- Branding Basics- Marissa Dennis, NP

             12:30- Round table discussion- Speaker: AM presenters 

             13:00- Lunch 

             14:00- When to have surgery or injectables? – Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Taylor

             14:45- Live Injection Demo- Injector: Chantal Ward, RN ~ Saypha & Letybo upper face

             15:15- Live Injection Demo- Injector: Corey Akisanya, NP ~ Sculptra Full face 

             15:45- Break

             16:15- Live Injection Demo- Injector: Victoria Cyr, RN ~ Male chin and Jawline

             16:45- Q&A for Live injectors 

             17:00- CSASN Closing Remarks 

Sunday- 08:00- Breakfast 

            09:00- PRP Applications- Speaker: Crystal Jacob, NP

            09:30- Laser & Light Treatments- Speaker: Jackie Connors, RN

            10:00- The Sofwave Ultrasound- A Revolutionary Non-Invasive Treatment for ALL Skin Types & Tones- Speaker: Joanna Auguste, RN

            10:20- Break 

            10:50- PLLA On/off label- Speaker: Corey Akisanya, NP

            11:20- Aerolase a great add to your practice- Speaker: Denise Schaefer, RN

            11:30- Redefining the Architecture of the Lower Face- Speaker: Georges Makhoul, Allergan Aesthetic Medical Advisor 

            12:00- The Cotofana Approach- Speaker: Denise Schaefer, RN

            12:20- Suneva- Speaker: Angela Haff, RN 

            12:30-1:30pm- Lunch

             13:30- Exosomes & Combination Therapy- Speaker: Nadine Sabino, RN   

             14:00- Clarion- Speaker: Marissa Dennis, NP 

             14:10- Neurotoxins: Considerations for the Millennial Patient- Speaker: Cynthia Webb, RN 

             14:30- CaHa applications- Speaker: Lorraine Kennedy, RN 

             15:00- Break 

             15:30- Revanesse Shape Study- Speaker: Crystal Jacobs, NP  

             15:50- The Benefits of non-chemical exfoliants Presentation- Speaker- Robyn Potolicki, Sr. Account Executive, Vivier Pharma  

             16:00- Psychological Impact of Neurotoxins- Speaker: Oriol Rhodes, RN

             16:10- Conference Closing Remarks- Speakers: Board Members 






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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