Having a successful Legal Nurse Consulting business, like any other business venture is a long and difficult road. Getting hired by a law firm as an LNC will give you the most consistent use of your LNC education, but the pay is consistent with other areas of nursing pay or maybe slightly higher. The perception of high pay with huge incomes propergated by some LNC courses is purely advertising, and not a reality.
I am an RN of 30 years, and an advanced practice Nurse Practitioner and SANE nurse of 28 years. I expanded my education to include certification as an LNC 6 years ago. I currently own a successful business because LNC services are PART of a bigger business vision.
I provide NP consulting services, which I offer to individual physicians, corporations and individual practices, contracted SANE services to hospitals, home visits, nursing and patient educational programs and packages, natural health maintance consultations, LNC services, Expert Witness services, and mental health counselling.
Most nurses have strong educational and experience based backgrounds, which in themselves can be focused into business ventures. For those of us interested in the intersection of law and medicine/nursing, LNC education is one more building block in our nursing history, and one more service we can offer as business owners.
I often encourage nurses to build a business based primarily on their nursing background. Other areas of nursing interest can then be added as business pillars as we pursue them.
Spend time researching all there is to know about starting your own business. There is a wealth of free quality advise on the web. The S.C.O.R.E. website is a great place to start.
Do not be fooled by advertising techniques. If something looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Taking a more realisitic and studied approach to business building will keep you from being disappointed.
I wish you the best of luck in your ventures. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to continue this discussion.