Vickie's programs are VERY OVERPRICED!! There are cheaper ways to become an LNC.
You don't need to take a course to do legal nurse work. You are reading medical records for attorneys and opining if the standard of care was or was not met. You know how to read medical records, you know what is supposed to go on in a hospital. You can do medical research to support your opinions.
The AALNC, the ONLY officially, recognized, national organization of Legal Nurse Consultants, offers an on line program, that you can take in modules, and spread out the cost of the program, which is still FAR CHEAPER, than the VM program.
There are state Legal Nurse organizations that you can join, and learn from experienced LNCs. They have regular seminars, that, once again, will not cost you your first born child to attend. The PACNW LNC chapter, is having a seminar next month, that costs $120.00 to attend.
The national organization of LNCs, AALNC, has books and pamphlets that they sell in an on ine book store, including the bible of LNC work, "LNC Principles and Practice". That book has all of the information that you will need to learn about being a Legal Nurse Consultant, It costs abou $110.00. There are alot of materials in their on line bookstore about starting an LNC business, business practices for and LNc ,etc. Check out their web site, and the class that they offer. You will not be dissapointed.
JMHO and my NY $0.02.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
Somewhere in the PACNW