I, too, an considering a career as a CLNC. I've also narrowed it down to AALNC and Vickie Milazzo Institute. Both seem to cover the same content. I haven't added up the costs of the modules for AALNC, so I'm not sure how to costs compare. I'll have a large pool of attorneys to draw from, as I live in So. Cal., a bit north of LA.
I've been an RN for 20 years, with the last 19 in Critical Care/Trauma and the last 3 as a nurse educator for the new grad program at the hospital. I have been on disability for the last 17 months, due to recurring shoulder surgeries. I don't think I'll be able to go back to bedside nursing after this. That is why I started looking in another direction. I've spent too much time accumulating my knowledge, so I didn't want to change fields completely. CLNC seems like the answer to it all!
I'm wondering if I can get Social Security to pay for all or part of my course? That would be nice. It's interesting because when I went back to school, as a single mom, law was my first choice. I ended up doing nursing because I could get a degree faster and start earning a living for me and my little girl. Well, she's now 26 and a legal secretary in Washing state!! Interesting, huh?
Well, enough about me. Thank you for all the wonderful contributions to this forum. It's much appreciated. :spin:
Apr 3, '07
by sirI, MSN, APRN, NP Admin
Quote from unney
Yes, there seems to be quite a cost difference between the two courses. Can anyone answer something for me? Do both end up with the exact same certification? Is there any difference between the 2 certifications? Is there any more prestige/honor having received your certification from one vs. the other. Not meaning to start a war of the LNC courses. Just wanting to know if and how they differ. Thanks for any answers you have. I appreciate all comments to make me a better informed student/consumer.
Hello, unney and welcome to the Legal Nursing forum
No, not the same "exact" certification.
In my humble opinion, no prestigious difference(s). As in all areas of nursing, you will find one who boasts of a certain certification over the other. Both certifications just imply added knowledge and not ability.
Last edit by sirI on Apr 3, '07