Breaking into Legal Nurse Consulting - page 2

I would really appreciate any feedback from those of you with experience as LNCs. I have been a RN for 20 years and have practiced in a variety of clinical areas. I am looking for a new challenge... Read More

  1. Visit  vacation profile page
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    Hi,
    I am an RN with only 4 years experience. I was wondering if I could do LNC, so I checked into Ms. Milazzo's course, and the course from Kaplan college. I just had a "gut" feeling from both places that I shouldn't invest at this time. My experience has been: 8 months med-surg, 1 year employee health/workwell (on-call), 15 months step-down unit, 6 months post-partum/pediatrics. I have also worked for an attorney's office prior to becoming a nurse--as a legal secretary/receptionist for 2 years.

    I am really looking for a non-clinical, independent, partially at-home, type work as a nurse. Any suggestions as to which path I might take?

    Awaiting responses......
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  3. Visit  Erin RN profile page
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    Quote from vacation
    Hi,
    I am an RN with only 4 years experience. I was wondering if I could do LNC, so I checked into Ms. Milazzo's course, and the course from Kaplan college. I just had a "gut" feeling from both places that I shouldn't invest at this time. My experience has been: 8 months med-surg, 1 year employee health/workwell (on-call), 15 months step-down unit, 6 months post-partum/pediatrics. I have also worked for an attorney's office prior to becoming a nurse--as a legal secretary/receptionist for 2 years.

    I am really looking for a non-clinical, independent, partially at-home, type work as a nurse. Any suggestions as to which path I might take?

    Awaiting responses......
    vacation
    Vacation
    If I were you, rather than going through an expensive class (Like I did) I would purchase the AALNC's principles and practices for the legal nurse consultant book and read it cover to cover. 4 yrs of experierence may be enough..There is a great marketing book specifically for legal nurses if you PM me, I will give you the info. Marketing is by far the hardest part of LNCing. I know there are nurses that do it fulltime but I really just like having it as an extra..it is pretty fun, kind of like detective work in a sense. I usually do between 3-5 cases a month so I probably bill out about10-12 hours a month. My biggest client does not want written reports rather I review and we discuss, then if the case goes to trial I will formulate a report or sometimes I just sit down with the atty assigned and go over things with him/her.

    With your background in law, you may be able to get an in house nurses consultant position.I would encourage you to look through the nurse entepreneur forum here on this site. There are all sorts of new and great ideas on how to be independent. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Erin
  4. Visit  Lovermont profile page
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    I will be taking my NCLEX in Jan 2005 and I'm wondering if I can join AALNC as a student nurse? I am in a direct entry graduate nursing program and I already have an A.S. paralegal degree. I mainly want to read the articles in the quarterly magazine. I obviously can't practice as a consultant until I have an RN. Do people have old magazines they're willing to part with?

    I searched the AALNC website and couldn't find anything for students. Is there anything out there for me?
    Last edit by Lovermont on Feb 10, '05


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