The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   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.
  2. by   sirI
    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.
  3. by   cosmicsun
    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!
  4. by   CrunchRN
    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!
  5. by   Pd Advocate
    Great info very informative, thank you
  6. by   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!
  7. by   sirI
    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.
  8. by   cball
    Will ypu please send me the name of software use as a LNC?
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from cball
    Will ypu please send me the name of software use as a LNC?
    Hello and Welcome to allnurses.com. Thank you for coming to this blog.

    I sent you a private message as requested.
  10. by   RN2Philly
    Hello sirI,

    I am looking into Legal Nursing as a potential career change. I have read through many of the posts on the website. It is evident that this is not an adventure for the undetermined. Could you give a lay out of the upfront business cost, other than marketing, that you have encountered. I need a better understanding of what things are needed to run an efficient individual consulting business. I have no previous business experience, and would like a better view of the bottom before I dive in.
    Also, how often do you go to conferences to either market yourself or for professional education/enhancement to keep up to date on current LNC and law information.
    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
  11. by   zella
    Hi sirI,
    Thank you for all of your great info regarding LNC. I too was wondering what type of software you recommend to the CLNC when starting out. Thanks again for all of your advice and support! zella
  12. by   TJ'sMOM
    I think a career as an LNC would be rewarding and exciting!

    However, I am fearful that the attorney-client would present me with a case and I would be unable to find anything relevent to report!

    I have had six years experience in hospital/med/surg nursing and four-plus years in long-term care.

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