Quote from Journeywoman
I am a new member of Allnurses forum. I've gleaned so much info during the last hour! Thanks to all of you.
I have been looking into Vicki's CLNC program. I has the good fortune to meet her during the first year I was an RN. The hospital where I worked had her give a small group presentation to the new grads in my group who started out in critical care units. I've used her documentation advice throughout my career.
I'd love to hear the pros and cons from anyone having gone through Vicki's course. Is it worth the expense? Or, are there better programs out there? Please feel free to message me privately.
I'm laid up with a fractured ankle and the prognosis is that I won't be able to work bedside for 6 months (if all goes well). Needless to say, I need income. Accident happened 3 days after I'd left my last position and 2 days before I started my new position. Short Term disability policy last effective day 3 days before the accident. Go figure!
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Hello, Journeywoman, and Welcome to allnurses.com
Good to have you with us.
I moved your post to its own thread for you are asking specific questions about the Milazzo program.
Yes, Vickie is a very dynamic woman and speaker. I agree.
I am sorry to hear about your injury and subsequent rehab. That has to be very frustrating for you.
What you need to do is seriously consider why you are choosing Legal Nurse Consulting as a career. Is it because you are injured and requiring months of rehabilitation and desiring something where you can make some quick money? If so, as RN1989 stated, that's probably not the best reason to choose LNC.
I will not lie to you, the career path can be very frustrating and difficult. After you receive the education, whether with Milazzo or other avenue(s), you will have to take some time and gear up your business, if independent. Then, start marketing to attorney-clients. You may or may not get business at first. Realistically, unless you already have clients ready and willing to give you cases, you will probably spend weeks to months getting your first case.
Seriously take some time and weigh the pros and cons of the career path. Speak with real-life LNCs, if you can. And, ask of us anything you wish. We are here to assist you.
If you have always been drawn to this career, then go for it now. Yes, you can be successful, but as I said, it takes a lot of hard work to do so.
Don't want to discourage you at all. Just trying to be honest and paint a picture of realism for you.
Again, if you have other specific questions, please do not hesitate to ask. And, check out the sticky threads (found at the top of this forum) about different educative avenues for the LNC.
Good luck with your decisions and may your rehabilitation be uneventful.