Eligibility?

  1. I was thinking about pursuing this specialty, but now that I have read the eligibilty requirements (spec 5 years RN experience), with just two years RN exper, I have to wait another three for eligibilty? And how can someone obtain 2000 hours of legal consulting experience without being certified? I am very disappointed that I wouldn't be eligible for quite some time yet, and can someone explain how I can throw my hat in the ring?
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from jannieannie79
    i was thinking about pursuing this specialty, but now that i have read the eligibilty requirements (spec 5 years rn experience), with just two years rn exper, i have to wait another three for eligibilty? and how can someone obtain 2000 hours of legal consulting experience without being certified? i am very disappointed that i wouldn't be eligible for quite some time yet, and can someone explain how i can throw my hat in the ring?
    hello, jannieannie79,

    i think you are referring to the requirements to sit for the aalnc certification examination. lncs (with our without formal legal nurse consulting education) may sit for certification with aalnc after fulfilling their requirements. you may view these here:

    american association of legal nurse consultants certification examination


    certification is not a requirement to work in the field of legal nurse consulting. in fact, education as an lnc is not a requirement to work as such.

    that being said, i would never suggest the rn enter into the this career without formal education as lnc.

    i, as do many lnc authorities, suggest the rn have at least 3 years rn experience before he/she considers entering this career. then, seek out an educative entity (there are several) for lnc, and complete the program.

    you will find two entities listed here in the legal forum: the aalnc and the naclnc (milazzo) programs.

    with the aalnc, you may do their program online. the milazzo program is a home study or live course. with the latter entity, upon successfully passing the certification examination, you will be certified legal nurse consultant (clnc).

    with the former (aalnc), once you have fulfilled their requirements of x years as rn and x hours as actual lnc work, you may sit for certification. once successfully passing the certification, you will be legal nurse consultant certified (lncc).

    any rn who has fulfilled the aalnc requirements (formal education or no) may sit for their certification.

    as i said, i would never suggest the rn enter this career without formal education.

    i hope this helps you. if you have other questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via private message and/or post here.

    good luck.
  4. by   fromtheheartRN
    Thanks for the info! I must have picked up the AALNC site by accident when looking for the education required to become a LNC.
    Have a great day!
  5. by   sirI
    You are welcome!!!! Hope your day is good as well.

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