A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
The BACN had a fantastic time at CCR this year – the BACN Nursing Lounge was busy over the two days, and it was great to catch up with existing members and to encourage other nurses to join the association. The opportunity to meet with BACN partners in aesthetics and attend presentations by a number of BACN nurses, including Anna Baker, Mel Recchia, and BACN Chair, Sharon Bennett was brilliant. As the leading professional association for aesthetic nurses in the UK, it was warming to see that CCR invested so much for nurses who were front and centre throughout the two days – roll on 2020!
Historically, the BACN has run a strict April-March Membership year, along with asking members for upfront annual payments. At CCR, the BACN launched the new flexible membership year, whereby no matter when you join, you get a full year of benefits, opportunities to attend events, and the BACN Autumn Aesthetic Conference. In addition to this, there is now availability to either choose an annual membership payment, or select a monthly payment option which will renew each month. More information concerning this can be found on the membership page of the BACN website or alternatively you can contact Gareth Lewis, BACN Membership and Marketing Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, the BACN will be holding its Autumn Aesthetic Conference, with a Professional Sessions Symposium held on the first day, and the more traditional exhibition area and networking on the second day, which is included as part of the BACN membership. At the conference, the BACN will also be launching its new ‘I am a BACN nurse’ campaign, which will showcase the dedication to professionalism and commitment to patient safety that all BACN nurses adhere to through the BACN Code of Conduct. Alongside this, BACN nurses will be encouraged to promote their membership throughout the year via BACN social media channels and at BACN events.
This column is written and supported by the BACN