Quote from ellenrnphn
i also took the milazzo inst. course. i took it feb. of this year. i've signed up for the apprentice 2-day class in denver, co. for next month. did you take the 2-day class?
that is so great you are doing well in your business!
i'm currently working in ambulatory care and applied for a per diem position in the infusion center and as of last thursday i was offered a position. so i'll be looking at the ins and outs of that.
i'm 55 and have worked as an rn for 20+ years. so, tell me about your business. i'd love to hear about it.
i apologize for the late reply to this question.
i took the 6 day apprenticeship. the two day apprenticeship is full of marketing tips. a rather large class as well. the 6 day apprenticeship has only 6 students in the class. a one-on-one experience, too. full of wonderful tips for marketing. you have a very experienced clnc who has his/her own office set up for you to walk through and take notes to learn how to do your own office, if that is the way you want to practice. she/he gives you pointers on the library you need in order to practice. how to utilize the vast website for research during a case development. just many valuable marketing tips for you. ask a question as a group or personally.
you actually go to the court room and sit in on a trial with jury regarding medical malpractice. you witness a deposition. you get to work on your own case, too.......with feedback from the instructor. at the end of the apprenticeship, you will have completed a review for merit, experienced how to sort through the medical record and place into "chart format". review and apply the deviation/s from soc. name all players involved. utilize a template on the method of reporting you choose. create an affidavit, request for production, recommendations to the attorney-client, interject the clnc's findings, complete a time table........you will learn how to bill your client, fees, keep with your billable time, year-to-date summary, etc.
you are given the templates for all this and more. yes, the 6 day is more expensive, but, it was the best money i spent.
at the end of the apprenticeship, you will have made at least 3 three attorney-client contacts and have at least one interview for you to do when you get back home. you learn how to get past the "gate-keeper". that alone is half the battle when you want to talk to the attorney.
as for issues like business cards, resume, your own personal website, etc..........the clnc instructor will assist you with this as well. bring samples of your marketing package for review.
i highly recommend this to any clnc who really desires to know how to market her/himself and have the experience of completing that first, crucial malpractice case. this goes into your marketing package, i might add. gives you that valuable first case to show your attorney/client when you have a face-to-face encounter and he/she wants to see a sample
of a case that you have completed!!
good luck and again, i apologize for the lateness of this reply.
please, let me know how you are faring with this and if you want to pm me, i am here.
siri, crnp, clnc, rlnc