The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant - page 2

Realistically what type of person/personality does it take to be an LNC? One must be dedicated and persistent. Possess the ability to interpret accurately, the medical record. Be willing to spend countless hours pouring over... Read More

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    Quote from kmbak
    I am interested in knowing what type of software you recommend to the CLNC when starting out? I have been following your emails and wish to thank you for sharing your advice and experiences.
    Hello and welcome to allnurses.com, kmbak

    It is great to have you with us.

    And, thank you for visiting my blog.

    I sent you a private message. Hope this helps you when deciding about software.

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    Is your business still going well? I am trying to decide whether this is something I want to get into or not. Is Vicki's course the only way to go? Are there other way's to become a legal nurse consultant? I am an RN with about 6 years of ER experience. I have a degree in criminal justice as well. I was looking into law school, but saw the ad for Vicki's program and thought that might save A LOT of money and it sounds really exciting. But my husband, although very supportive of any endeavor, says that all the info she sent us is just her trying to sell her company and it seems like a scam. I realize I would have to be the one to market my business, but would attorneys, real attorneys, in my little 100,000 person city pay even $100/hr for this kind of service when they never have had one before? I googled legal nurse consultants in my area, I checked the phone book...I don't see any. Is there a reason why there aren't any? Please help!!!!
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    I'm still in business, yes. Of course, as with anyone, the economy has slowed things somewhat, but definitely not stopped. I do stay busy.

    Please review the sticky threads (threads found at the top of the Legal Nursing forum: ( Legal Nursing - Nursing for Nurses ) about the LNC career and different educative entities.

    The Milazzo program is not a scam. She is a very good instructor and has many who are equally efficient.

    Why are there no LNCs in your area? I cannot answer that. There could be, but they do not advertise. Most do not. It is expensive to do so.

    You do not have to stay just in your area. You can work in any state as an LNC. But, I suggest starting locally, branch out in your state, then into other states.

    I wish you well with your plans and hope you find what you need as you research the career path. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Good luck.

    And, hope you enjoy allnurses.com.
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    Hi. Thanks for this post.

    Just verifying - you don't have to be an expert witness if you don't want to? You help prepare, etc...

    Thank you.
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    Quote from cosmicsun
    Hi. Thanks for this post.

    Just verifying - you don't have to be an expert witness if you don't want to? You help prepare, etc...

    Thank you.
    Hello and thanks for visiting this blog.

    That is correct. In order to work as an LNC, one does not have to include the role of Expert Witness.
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    WOW - that would be a great career!

    I've always thought about it, but there is no way I would want to be an Expert Witness.

    I also worry that I'd be good enough...

    I do have about 15 years legal secretary exp., prior to becoming a nurse - and 8 years Med/Surg. I would love to make that career change.

    What would the first step be? Take one of those courses you see advertised?

    Thanks!
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    I find this very interesting. Here in Texas we have had Tort reform. I know one LNC I talked to a couple years said her business all dried up. Currently do you know if this is worth pursuing in Texas?

    Thanks!
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    Great info very informative, thank you
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    Hello, I am currently an active RN and just shy of 3 yrs. clinical experience in pediatric and neonatal care. I am very interested in legal nurse consulting, but am not sure if I have enough clinical experience. If I took the necessary courses/exams to become a certified legal nurse consultant would 3 years of clinical experience be enough? Thanks for your time!
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    Quote from mellypoo
    Hello, I am currently an active RN and just shy of 3 yrs. clinical experience in pediatric and neonatal care. I am very interested in legal nurse consulting, but am not sure if I have enough clinical experience. If I took the necessary courses/exams to become a certified legal nurse consultant would 3 years of clinical experience be enough? Thanks for your time!
    Hello and Welcome to allnurses.com. Good to have you with us. And, thank you for visiting this blog.

    Check out the Legal Nursing forum here, for helpful advice about the career choice: http://allnurses.com/legal-nursing/

    I think your 3 years of experience will be very beneficial for you as you prepare for this. Good luck.


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