$100-$150 per hour...too good to be true?

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    http://www.legalnurse.com/?gclid=COX...FRGdHgodwXl3Yw


    comments, information, personal experiences...anyone?
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    I think it would depend on the area where you were at. A friend of mine is going for it - it's going to cost her about $6000 for the schooling she will need. I thought about it when I left the hospital, but haven't decided yet.
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    Definitely not too good to be true.
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    Quote from siri
    Definitely not too good to be true.
    Wow---any specific examples?? I think that you really gotta hustle as a "legal nurse consultant" and that it's not easy to keep a full work schedule (but, if you truly get $150/hr, I guess you don't have to work a full-time schedule)...I just wonder how many of the nurses who pay thosands for these courses actually end up earning signif income as "legal nurse consultants"...I'm actually interested in it, but I have an unfair advantage--I'm a lawyer....
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    Yes, this career is not for those who think it is a "get-rich-quick" career. It is hard work. Many fall by the wayside, especially during the early marketing phase.

    I do not have figures of those who are educated LNCs and are no longer working. Many go into this field of nursing, seek and obtain a degree/certification as LNC, and are not successful. Just like in any worthwhile nursing sub-specialty, it is for those who not only possess the skill and/or expertise in clinical nursing, but for those who have a good command of the business world, too.

    Anyone interested, please check out the stickies in the Legal Nursing forum.
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    Quote from nyforlove
    I'm actually interested in it, but I have an unfair advantage--I'm a lawyer....
    And that's what Vickie Milazzo conveniently buries in her credentials--that she's a JD in addition to an RN, which instantly makes her radically different from the nurses she's selling to.

    I took the course quite a few years ago, and didn't really feel like I'd learned much that would be useful. For me, it was a waste of money that I could have used elsewhere. I gather that others have had a different experience.
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    Quote from catlady
    And that's what Vickie Milazzo conveniently buries in her credentials--that she's a JD in addition to an RN, which instantly makes her radically different from the nurses she's selling to.

    I took the course quite a few years ago, and didn't really feel like I'd learned much that would be useful. For me, it was a waste of money that I could have used elsewhere. I gather that others have had a different experience.
    Actually, no, she doesn't bury the fact she is JD. If you will check out her site (and, the ad that is displayed here at allnurses.com), you will see her creds prominently displayed. She is an RN who happened to go to law school later in order to give other RNs the chance to excel as LNCs.
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    I am not real fond of Vickie Milazzo, partly because I think most of her money is made in selling courses that are way too high priced. I remember on a nursing forum..it may have been on the LNC board here a few years ago...where people had offered some of their materials for sale after taking her course. Vickie was posting on how they shouldn't do that, they should buy the expensive course and materials from HER, and they weren't entitled to the consultations and support, etc etc. Well, I'm sure people knew that but were just hoping to recoup some of the costs. It was really none of her business what people were doing w/ their old materials, IMO. She never did post anything of any real value, just put messages on trying to sell her stuff.
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    I got my first case from a friend of a friend...NO classes, NO certificate...
    My second case was then from another friend...Now I have several offers to chart review...
    I wouldn't waste your money on training...Call some firms that specialize in health care law...Sell yourself...

    We won my first case of being an "expert"
    125/hour for chart review and 150/hour for depo and testifying...

    The LNC on the other side made twice as much...Problem is, she ONLY testifies against nurses!

    Juries don't seem to like that...Plus she testified against an ER and tele nurse, NEITHER of which areas she had ever worked...

    If you review a nursing error case, testify against...if you believe the nurse was right, testify for...

    Depos are brutal though...Toughest 4 hours of my life...But trial was a breeze...Juries like "real" nurses that actually practice in the area in which they're testifying...

    just my .02
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    Hogan4736, that's exactly what I've heard and my husband is health insurance broker and lawyer so he knows. No expensive courses required, just experience and the ability to critical think and be articulate.
    Last edit by ONC-RN on Jun 12, '08 : Reason: add quote in
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