31 January 2023
The Cosmetic Nurses Association welcomes a new President in 2023
In 2023, the Cosmetic Nurses Association (CNA) welcomes Sheri-Lee Knoop as its President. Ms Knoop takes over from Jacinta King, who is stepping down from the role after three successful years.
Ms Knoop, on behalf of the Board of Directors, acknowledges Jacinta’s invaluable impact during her term as President and thanks her for her hard work and dedication to the field of Cosmetic Nursing.
“As the inaugural President of CNA, Jacinta has helped to create a professional membership association for Cosmetic Nurses in Australia and one that I am truly honoured to be part of,” Ms Knoop said.
During Jacinta’s time as President, she has:
- Been a strong advocate among Cosmetic Nurses about the importance of having their own professional membership association, which has helped drive up membership numbers.
- Written to and attended meetings with Government officials and regulatory bodies such as the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on behalf of CNA members to protect the practices of Cosmetic Nurses.
- Represented CNA on the COVID-19 infection control panel.
- Been the voice for CNA on the Inside Aesthetics podcast alongside Specialist Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Doctors.
- Hosted webinars on behalf of CNA with its members and AHPRA and the NMBA to explain new legislation and regulatory requirements.
- Represented CNA at conferences such as Allergan scienceworks and Aesthetics AU 2022.
“Leading the CNA as the inaugural President has been incredibly fulfilling, and I feel delighted with what the Advisory Committee has achieved to date. I know that under the stewardship of Sheri-Lee, the CNA will continue to go from strength to strength and that the interests of Cosmetic Nurses in Australia are in excellent hands,” Ms King said.
About the CNA
The CNA is a not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of its members, Cosmetic Nurses. It aims to be the largest professional association for nurses carrying out cosmetic treatments in Australia. The CNA operates under a Constitution with an Advisory Committee that sets out the standards and educational expectations of someone who wants to call themselves a Cosmetic Nurse.