Media Release

The Cosmetic Nurses Association Releases White Paper in Support of Cosmetic Nurses During COVID-19

President of the Cosmetic Nurses Association (CNA) Advisory Committee, Jacinta King, said in 2020, the impact of COVID-19 affected every country and industry worldwide.

“While the financial impact of COVID-19 on the non-surgical Cosmetics Industry is not fully clear yet, there is no doubt it has had a large impact.

“Businesses have closed, some permanently, and employees have been left in limbo. Whilst for some industries the advice from government has been clean-cut about whether they can still operate, it has been less clear for Cosmetic Nurses caught between the realms of being classified as either elective medicine or beauty,” Ms King said.

As part of its White Paper, the CNA put forward a COVID-19 Code of Conduct specific to the non-surgical cosmetic industry that provides a step-by-step guideline for Cosmetic Nurses to ensure the safety of practitioners and patients during cosmetic treatments.

The White Paper was developed in wide consultation with nurses who represent the broadest spectrum of cosmetic nursing. Close to 650 nurses, in response to the White Paper, registered their support and interest in joining the CNA.

“It will be the mandate of the CNA to lobby on behalf of all Cosmetic Nurses in Australia for clear and defined standards, and better understanding by government of the important role Nurses play in cosmetic medicine”.

“Nurses are highly trained medical professionals who can specialise in midwifery, oncology, or orthopaedics, for example. At the CNA, we want to craft out a speciality for nurses in cosmetic medicine which will provide clarity and better understanding of what Cosmetic Nurses do and which pillar of medicine they fall under when performing non-surgical cosmetic treatments,” Ms King said.

Read our full White Paper here.


Media contact: Julia Power, 0414 276 990 or

Similar Posts