considering CLNC

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    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 few attorney's to get a feel for the need in my area (western Pennsylvania). Can you give me an idea of where to start? What type of attorneys should I call? What kind of questions would I ask?
    Any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks
    Kim
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    Quote from mykatlynrose
    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 few attorney's to get a feel for the need in my area (western pennsylvania). can you give me an idea of where to start? what type of attorneys should i call? what kind of questions would i ask?
    any insight you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks
    kim
    hello, mykatlynrose,

    welcome to allnurses.com and
    the legal nurse forum

    you need to contact attorneys who do med-mal, pi, workman's comp, and ltc litigation for starters. you can get out your phone directory or go online and link to a website for a list of attorneys and their specialties in your area/state.

    you may not find anyone in your immediate area. (i do not know how large or how many lawyers are there). sometimes the lnc must go outside their immediate area in order to procure clients.

    i have done very few in my hometown and for several reasons, i am content with that. most of my business is in other states. never traveled to these states, as a consultant. but, as an expert witness i have.

    as for the types of questions, there are so many.

    with your nursing experience, you will have much to offer the attorney-client by reviewing cases for merit, chronologically arranging the medical record, interpreting notes/orders, developing an extensive timeline, preparing a narrative and/or chronological report, creating demonstrative evidence templates, identifying the deviations from the standard of care for the members of the health care team including physicians, providing a detailed report of the case theme, issues, players involved, and, educating the attorney-client in all medically related matters. that is just a small amount of what you can offer the client.

    hope this helps. good luck and enjoy the forums.
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    Thanks so much for the info. I have been surfing the net all evening and it seems there are several different "courses" for becoming a LNC. Do you know the difference between CLNC and RLNC? I know you attended Vickie's program but do you know any thing about Evans and Associated Ltd? They are half the price of Vicki's program.
    Also, have you noticed a market on the insurance company side or mostly just attorney's?
    thanks
    Kim
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    Quote from mykatlynrose
    Thanks so much for the info. I have been surfing the net all evening and it seems there are several different "courses" for becoming a LNC. Do you know the difference between CLNC and RLNC? I know you attended Vickie's program but do you know any thing about Evans and Associated Ltd? They are half the price of Vicki's program.
    Also, have you noticed a market on the insurance company side or mostly just attorney's?
    thanks
    Kim
    Hello again, mykatlynrose,

    Yes, there are few courses, all different in their own way.

    I am both CLNC and RLNC and the difference/s are minimal. CLNC is the registered trademark and sole ownership of Vickie Milzzo Institute (NACLNC).
    I am certified legal nurse consultant (CLNC) and also, registered as a legal nurse consultant (RLNC).

    Yes, I am very familar with the Evans and Associates Ltd. program. I received my registration from them last year. It was solely to gain added information and credibility in the profession.

    I find most of my cases are from the attorney-client. I do market to the insurance companies and have done a few cases with them.
    Last edit by sirI on Feb 17, '08
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    Hi Siri,

    Thanks for the honest information. After some further reasearch I think I am going to go with Kaplan's program.
    I'm sure I will be posting a lot more questions once I get started.:wink2:

    Thanks again
    Kim
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    Quote from mykatlynrose
    Hi Siri,

    Thanks for the honest information. After some further reasearch I think I am going to go with Kaplan's program.
    I'm sure I will be posting a lot more questions once I get started.:wink2:

    Thanks again
    Kim
    That is a good choice, Kim

    I will be here when you have questions/comments.

    Good luck!!
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    Can I ask why did you choose Kaplan instead of Vickie's? I am also thinking of becoming CLNC. Thanks. Kelly
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    Hello ksjg!

    Welcome to AllNurses and the Legal Nursing forum.

    You will find alot of information here concerning the different options for LNC training.

    Good luck!
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    Once you are certified as a legal nurse consultant, how hard is it to find the cases? I see where Vicki's course offers free mentoring and support for as long as you are practicing. I think this benefit would be priceless as far as getting work and marketing yourself as a legal nurse consultant. Does K.U. also offer this kind of benefit?
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    Quote from arak1547
    Once you are certified as a legal nurse consultant, how hard is it to find the cases? I see where Vicki's course offers free mentoring and support for as long as you are practicing. I think this benefit would be priceless as far as getting work and marketing yourself as a legal nurse consultant. Does K.U. also offer this kind of benefit?
    Hello, arak1547 and Welcome to the Legal Nursing forum

    Post-course mentoring is valuable. But, your ability to market yourself is what lands cases. Really? That's the hardest part of the job. But, as I said, mentoring from a seasoned vet is priceless. If you can do that and stay the course with marketing, you will land the client and thus, the cases.

    I do not know if Kaplan provides post-course mentoring. Others who have taken that course should be around to answer that question.

    If you have other questions/concerns, please post in this forum.


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