Oct VMI course in Vegas? - page 3

Anyone going? Any tips for anyone who has attended to get the most out of it? I have been lurking awhile, thinking about this change after 23 years as a nurse, the last decade in the area of... Read More

  1. by   sirI
    hello, slugbug333 and welcome to allnurses.com and the legal nursing forum

    so good to have you join us. glad you are taking the vmi course.

    yes, marketing is the key to success. most who start their careers as lnc don't have attorneys waiting for them. nurses, as i've said before, don't really have a clue about the business side of success, ie. marketing and need to be taught how to "sell themselves", if you will.

    approximately 150 or so attend the course.

    the annual convention, held in orlando next year, will seat over 1200. nice place to network each year and fun to get away.

    let us know how the course goes for you. look forward to seeing more of your posts, too.

    good luck!!!! you can do it!!!!!!

    p.s. ~ love the id name. my oldest dd always referred to her burnt orange vw convertible as the slugbug!!
  2. by   slugbug333
    SIRI, Thank you for your warm welcome. I think I will have a great opportunity for learning the "non-nursing" end of the practice. I have been a float nurse for 14 years and have 1 + years experience in home health case managment. I am an older Mom with a 6 year old. We love "slugbugs" and we searched for a red one when I started home care. So, we found one. It is a great little car to zoom around the town. Thank you again for your support.

    Can I post my name if others want to find me at the seminar?
  3. by   sirI
    It is discouraged posting your full name on the site. You should always try and protect your identity.

    You may post your first name, if you wish. There should be a sheet posted at the course where you can post your name/state and that you are wanting to contact others from this board. You could even post your allnurses user ID name at the course along with your full name, if you choose.
  4. by   nightingale
    Siri:

    To be reved up to go, what do you suggest? I am looking into stationery and business cards for mail out. How many and how ready should I be? Should all this be ready for when I get home from the Conference?

    What do the LNC's wear? I have rather casual attire. Here in Colorado, we wear a lot of jeans and comfortable shoes.
  5. by   sirI
    hello, nightngale,

    i know you are excited about the course!!

    you will probably want business cards with which to network at the course. but, you cannot utilize the clnc after your name for you will yet to have earned the title. i had about 200 made up for the course with lnc after my name and used those to hand out to others there.

    depends if you are going to market as soon as you get home if you want to go ahead and order the letterhead/business cards. if you do, yes, order those now and have waiting when you get your results of the exam. you should get the results in about 5-8 days after you get home from vegas. for my first batch, i ordered 1000 cards and 1000 letterhead/envelopes.

    as for attire? anything goes (use good taste of course). most will dress in jeans and such. in hot weather, some wear shorts, too. no need to dress in business attire. the course faculty will all be in business attire, however. but, they want you to be comfortable.

    at the course, you will have the opportunity to purchase books and other lnc supplies. and, for those who are not vip, there are case studies that you may purchase at the course, too. (the case studies come with the vip package).

    good luck!!!!!
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 5, '06
  6. by   nightingale
    Thanks (((((((((((((((siri)))))))))))))))

    I really appreciate all your help
  7. by   tnbutterfly
    Nightngale,
    I know you are really excited about going in a few weeks!!! I'll be thinkin about ya while you're down there.
  8. by   sirI
    You are welcome, Nightngale.
  9. by   nurscathwil
    hey there, i sort of wish i had planned to go, but i went the other way by taking the aalnc online courses for lnc. so far they have been just ok. i get the majority of my info from the text "legal nurse consulting, practices and principals" i figure as soon as i get closer to finishing the course i will take a marketing course for nurses which is a new one in my area in greenville, sc (one of my associates is teaching it). but i sure do enjoy vickie's enthusiasim. i just can't tell who is the primary authority on legal nursing yet. i guess we will know when we know. have a good day to all. nurscat
  10. by   slugbug333
    As far as bringing business cards to the VMI seminar, I too was wondering what to do. I knew you cannot use the CLNC, but I was not sure what to do.....So the LNC anyone can use... legal nurse consultant? correct?

    I guess just your name with lnc with it and contact info... seems I am struggling a bit with if I want a company name, yet or website or whatever........ seems like a lot to think about

    Thanks for the info

    slugbug333
  11. by   sirI
    Quote from slugbug333
    As far as bringing business cards to the VMI seminar, I too was wondering what to do. I knew you cannot use the CLNC, but I was not sure what to do.....So the LNC anyone can use... legal nurse consultant? correct?

    I guess just your name with lnc with it and contact info... seems I am struggling a bit with if I want a company name, yet or website or whatever........ seems like a lot to think about

    Thanks for the info

    slugbug333
    Hello, slugbug,

    Yes, you may utilize the LNC after your name. RNs who are working as LNCs use this.

    If you are considering self-employment, then you need to be thinking of a business name for later. If you are considering in-house work, you needn't worry with a business name.

    You can have cards printed ...... use the LNC..... include contact info...leave off a business name.....for now. Just use the cards for networking purposes only while at the course.

    Good luck.
  12. by   sirI
    Quote from nurscathwil
    hey there, i sort of wish i had planned to go, but i went the other way by taking the aalnc online courses for lnc. so far they have been just ok. i get the majority of my info from the text "legal nurse consulting, practices and principals" i figure as soon as i get closer to finishing the course i will take a marketing course for nurses which is a new one in my area in greenville, sc (one of my associates is teaching it). but i sure do enjoy vickie's enthusiasim. i just can't tell who is the primary authority on legal nursing yet. i guess we will know when we know. have a good day to all. nurscat
    hello, nurscathwil,

    i think you will be satisfied with the aalnc course. good luck with this.
  13. by   nightingale
    Well we are here in Las Vegas. Today is Day Three of the Seminar. It is going well and it is a lot of work. I am studying a bit every night. I planned to write out more material last night but fell asleep with books all over my bed and the lights all on (got the lights shut off at 3 AM),

    The course work is very interesting. Vickie is so serene, knowledgeable, and helpful. Everyone makes you feel at ease.

    I am so glad I am here. I am doing my best to get the most out of it.

    Thanks siri for all your support and knowledge shared so generously.

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