I agree that RN experience is vital for the career as Legal Nurse Consultant.
carolinabredRN, your experience as Case Manager is good because you've probably had to review tons of charts ensuring the nurse/healthcare provider, etc., adhered to P/P, SOP, etc. That's very necessary as a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC).
I suggest getting additional clinical experience as an RN, visit the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC site), and make a purchase of the recent edition of their text, Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles & Practice
. Review some of the threads at the very bottom of the Legal Nursing forum here at allnurses for additional information, review the AALNC site FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions - American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
With only 2 yrs you or your opinions would be laughed at in court.
As a consultant
, you do not see the inside of a court room, so this comment is incorrect. Now, if you choose to be an expert witness
, then that changes things completely. Years and years of bedside experience is vital.
We wish you well as you consider this career as a Legal Nurse Consultant.