considering CLNC - page 2

I am considering taking Vickie Milazzo's course to become a CLNC. However, after reading some of the past forums, I am concerned about finding attorney's that are interested. I would like to call a... Read More

  1. by   sirI
    Quote from KLKRN
    How do you become an RLNC, SirI?
    Here's the link, KLKRN: http://www.medicalconsultingnetwork....stimonials.htm
  2. by   cass16
    Did you and how are things professionally now? I have just finished a course and want to know if you are practicing now and if you had a hard time getting started?
  3. by   sirI
    Hello, cass16. To whom are you addressing your questions?
  4. by   cass16
    this is to S irs. I wee where you are a consultant have answered several of the questions asked? Can you give me an anser regarding my questions?
  5. by   sirI
    certainly.

    i have been practicing as lnc for several years. i started out sending marketing letters in the very beginning (still do this as i need).

    but, the interviews came with phone calls. after 3 phone calls, i landed my first interview. and, had 3 interviews with the next 3 calls. my first case came after an attorney found my name on a listserv with aalnc and contacted me. at the beginning, most of my cases were local. since then, many come from out-of-state. phone call and letter marketing as well as word-of-mouth and written references from other attorneys.

    read through the thread entitled, legal nurse consulting and marketing ideas, for helpful advice regarding marketing tips.

    i hope i've answered your questions. if you have other questions, please post in this forum.
  6. by   cass16
    Quote from cass16
    this is to S irs. I see where you are a consultant have answered several of the questions asked? Can you give me an anser regarding my questions?


    Thanks for your advice. I have read the marketing ideas and will forge on. I knew I would have to perservere, just wasn't sure how long or what to expect as far as time goes. My goal is to be established in about 3 years when daughter enters High School.
  7. by   sirI
    Good luck, cass!!
  8. by   rogue010
    Hello... am new to the site and have become interested in the LNC field. I was wondering how difficult it has been for other LNCs that have also had to work FT jobs to get their business' off and running. Not afraid of the hard work that it would take to market, I just want to have realistic expectations. Have checked into V. Millazzo's course and while it sounds great, it is very pricey. so am checking other options... any suggestions?? Thanks.
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from rogue010
    Hello... am new to the site and have become interested in the LNC field. I was wondering how difficult it has been for other LNCs that have also had to work FT jobs to get their business' off and running. Not afraid of the hard work that it would take to market, I just want to have realistic expectations. Have checked into V. Millazzo's course and while it sounds great, it is very pricey. so am checking other options... any suggestions?? Thanks.
    Hello and Welcome to allnurses.com

    Good to have you with us. And, good to read of your interest as LNC.

    Check out the sticky threads about the Milazzo course and the online AALNC course. There are other courses out there, too. Just keep researching and if you have specific questions about any of them, please post here.

    When I first started out, I was working FT clinicals. Couldn't keep up that pace. I had to have at least 3 days a week to market and start/complete cases. But, some do work at least part time. And, if you plan on serving as an Expert Witness, you must be working in the clinical areas some.

    Just start out and see how you prosper. Like I said, I could not market and work FT. It just wasn't feasible for me. I still teach and often take ED call, so I still am clinically active.

    Good luck and we hope you enjoy allnurses.com!!
  10. by   rogue010
    Sticky threads??
  11. by   sirI
    Sorry, sticky threads are found at the top of every forum. Just look at all the threads at the top of this forum that have "Sticky:" beside them.
  12. by   Texaslnc
    It is very hard to get work. I fortunately been able to network my way in but if you don't have a sales background...go back to school and get a NP. Basically that is what it will cost you to go to VMI. In addition, my firm gets so many CLNC wanting to work for me but they went to CLNC and have only 1-2 years experience. This has been so problematic because I bill by the hour. I really don't have time for a new grad to look up lab values...try to figure out heartblocks or even simple things like running a code. RUN a code. Not sit and take noted but RUN a code. I bill by the hour so I want fast work so my attorneys will continue using my services.
  13. by   lindarn
    See my post #9 in the thread, "Legal Nursing, is this what it is made out to be?". I have other posts about this, as well. In a nutshell, the market is flooded with CLNCs, and LNC's, due to the heavy marketing by the "Amway of Legal Nurse Consulting", and other programs who have jumped on the bandwagon. You know the ads, "Kiss those 12 hour shifts goodbye". Followed by the sales pitch for the $6000.00++ cost of the "Training Programs", the offer to provide LOANS to take this program, and the continued need to use the services of this particular Legal Nurse Program.

    And don't try to cheat the program by buying used educational materials if you want to sit for the " Certification Exam". If someone wants to recoup some of the money spent on the "training program", and sells the books, ect, and you buy them, you will not be allowed to sit for the Certification Exam unless you purchase NEW material and books from the ONLY place you can purchase them from- You guessed it- The "Amway of Legal Consulting", program.

    You might also be interested in knowing, that a few years ago, an LNC was selling her used materials on E bay, that she purchased from this program (Thousands of dollars!), and the owner of the "Amway of Legal Nurse Consulting"program, threatened this nurse with legal action for, of all things, "copywright infringement". For selling items that she legally purchased and no longer wanted!

    I read on the Legal Nurse Listserve that I belong to, that she backed off when the nurse, who was selling this used material, threatened legal action of her own.

    The moral of the story is, the market is flooded with legal nurses. I have been told a number of times by attorneys, that Legal Nurses are a dime a dozen, and they are right. There are cheaper ways to learn how to own a business. Legal nursing is only doing what you know how to do- read medical records, and do necessay related medical research. why do you want to pay $$$ for something that you already know how to do?

    Go to a community college and take a business and marketing classes, contact the Small Business Association in you community, and make an appointment to talk to them- it is free!

    Contact the Paralegal program at the same community college, and take some paralegal classes to learn about the law. Save your money to purchase stationery, business cards and flyers, and for attending Lawyers Legal conferances for marketing.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW

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