I have so many questions, even after googling and reading around.
From what I understand, with legal nursing, you don't get accredited until after you have hours under your belt and plenty of experience. But when I look at jobs for consulting, all they want are accredited and experienced people.
1. how do I get this experience [without said accrediation]?
2. If I have only worked in the OR my entire career, is that enough? I assume it is since many nurses don't know much about the OR, but it still seems limited to me.
3. How can I get training on making reports etc, not accreditation [just so I can get started appropriately]?
4. If I'm starting out part time, and honestly just trying to get experience in the field, what do I charge? I have 7 years of OR experience in many many hospitals since I'm a traveler. My focus is only in one thing, but my experience there is very strong.
Hoping for some answers because this is something I want to do but I dont know where to start to be honest! Thank you
Jan 11, '16
You can take classes to be educated as an LNC if you wish. Classes are geared to the novice as well as those already in the field. They will be exactly what you are looking for starting from the bottom up.
Check out the FAQ link I gave you above. I have covered a lot of the information I think you want about education to become an LNC as well as certification later on if you desire.
Also, check out the AALNC link about education as an LNC.
I am surprised that the jobs you've looked at require certification. The vast majority of Attorneys I've worked with only want those with RN experience.
Last edit by sirI on Jan 11, '16