Hello, ann1978, and Welcome to allnurses.com
Good to have you with us.
Yes, there are many of us who are successful as LNCs, but as RN1989 pointed out, it takes a lot of hard and diligent work to be successful.
One thing that I always advise the RN when they are considering this career path is what motivates them to choose Legal Nurse Consulting? Is it because they think it's a "get rich quick" career? Are they just grasping at straws to find anything just to get out of bedside nursing?
You need to really weigh the pros and cons of this career path. Yes, it takes a lot of time and effort to break into the career. It is, especially up front, expensive to get your marketing package up and running as professional as you can do it. That takes time, effort, and money. Do not cut corners.
Most nurses are not business oriented and this plays a big part in their inability to get steady work. This also plays a large part in their dissatisfaction with taking LNC courses and why they believe that they were lied to about LNC work.
This is so very true. Many enter into the profession and become greatly disillusioned when the huge promises of, “making hundreds of dollars without much effort", are not realistic.
So, in saying this, I wish you well in your considerations; bear in mind, I am not trying to discourage you, just trying to get you to really examine your reasons to enter into this career path. Research the career and ask anything that you wish here at allnurses.com.