LNC? Same question as everyone else

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    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:
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    Quote from unney
    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:

    hello, unney, and welcome to the legal nursing forum

    good to read of your desire to learn more about the lnc career.

    check out the stickies in this forum about the clnc and aalnc educations.

    as for weather you can get financing from ss, i cannot answer that question.

    if you have specific questions regarding this career, please post here and/or send me a private message.

    good luck with your decision(s) and hope you enjoy the site.
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    hi unney. i'm glad to hear of your interest in legal nurse consulting. i think you have narrowed your search for training programs to 2 excellent options. i am currently taking the aalnc online training and have been pleased with it. as far as cost of the aalnc training, it is $1775 for non-members and $1550 for members. membership is $145 annually. for more information about the benefits of aalnc membership, refer to the aalnc membership webpage. http://www.aalnc.org/membership/why_join.cfm#categories

    if you have further questions about the aalnc training, please pm me or post here.
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    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.
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    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.

    AALNC cert=LNCC
    NACLNC cert=CLNC

    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
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    Quote from unney
    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:
    You don't need to take an expensive course. A few legal classes at a community college would be more than sufficient. Have you considered case management or disease management on the phone for an insurance company. Many let you work from home also.
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    Quote from tnbutterfly
    hi unney. i'm glad to hear of your interest in legal nurse consulting. i think you have narrowed your search for training programs to 2 excellent options. i am currently taking the aalnc online training and have been pleased with it. as far as cost of the aalnc training, it is $1775 for non-members and $1550 for members. membership is $145 annually. for more information about the benefits of aalnc membership, refer to the aalnc membership webpage. http://www.aalnc.org/membership/why_join.cfm#categories

    if you have further questions about the aalnc training, please pm me or post here.
    i'm been considering going into legal nurse consulting and resourcing the different avenues available....i am seriously considering the aalnc route ( have researched it quite a bit). since that is what you used....i was wondering how your success as a lnc is going. i actually orderered the book -"legal nurse consulting-principles and practice" before i invested into the entire program. did you have to do a lot of marketing when you first started???? i have been nursing for the past 10 years....cardiac/telemetry/cath lab and just want a change. i have an associate degree in nursing. is a bsn required to be a lnc??? i would appreciate any answers that you may have.
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    Hello, I am also just starting to get into this career. I also purchased the book that you did and I have decided that I will pursue the information on my own rather than purchase a course. I found some great resources on E-Bay. There is an LNC who is selling a course for around $200, but she also sells cases and training lessons for anywhere from $6-$50. You might want to check it out. I am about half way through the book at this point. Good luck and I would be interested in hearing what you decide!


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