I would not spend $4000. for an LNC program. I would take the program by the AALNC. It is accredited, as the others are not.
As I stated in my thread above, all of the high priced, greatly hyped, LNC programs, will not buy you credibility with attorneys.
You need to have quality nursing experince, be able to read between the lines of medical records, in other words, be able to use critical thinking skills to evaluate the medical records and the case. You will then have to be able to articulate your findings to an attorney who has probably not taken a science class since they were in the 8th grade (true!). I have fond memories of trying to explain arterial blood has results to a malpractice attorney, who had no idea what I was talking about. He has NEVER taken chemistry at all. Not in HS, and not in college. He was pre law and it was not needed. THAT is what you are up against.
I would not worry about missing the marketing in the VM programs. You can take low cost business and marketing classes at a local community college. Save your money to purchase business cards and stationery, fliers, a web site, etc, instead of spending on high priced LNC programs.
Contact the Small Business Association in your area, and attend their meetings, or meet with some of the members. They offer valuable, FREE business advice to those new to the business world.
LNCs are becoming a dime a dozen, so you may indeed have trouble finding work. That is unfortunate reality of the LNC market today.
See that you think, evaluate the market in your area, and if you are still interested, give it a go. Just don't bet the farm!
JMHO and my NY $0.02
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
Somewere in the PACNW