Adj A/Professor Elissa O’Keefe RN, NP is a health industry pioneer, a highly-experienced clinician and educator and was the first nurse practitioner in the ACT.
She has an honorary appointment as an Associate Professor in the College of Adjuncts at the University of Canberra in the Faculty of Health and is a member of the Galderma Global Nurses’ Group.
Elissa is the current Chair of the Australian College of Nursing Cosmetic Nursing Community of Interest. Elissa is the lead author of the first ever Australian standards and scope of practice document for cosmetic nursing, has published in peer-reviewed journals both nationally and internationally and is often called on for comment in the industry. She is a contributor to the “bible on skin rejuvenation” for consumers the Slow Ageing Guide to Skin Rejuvenation.
Elissa lives in Canberra with her surveyor husband, two fun and interesting adult children, a crazy kelpie cross, a moggie and a pond full of goldfish.