Vickie Milazzo ads and truth - page 2
We have all seen the glossy ads indicating that you can make $150 /hr (altho her site brings it down to $125...I do not know why) and many of us have thought WOW this is it!!! I am bringing up this topic because I want to know... Read More
- 3Jun 6, '12 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RN"especially since so many lawyers work on contingent basis. it's silly to expect to be paid $125-$150 an hour if the attorney doesn't even have the guarantee of pay yet."
well, a well-run law office that retains exerts (and we're experts) should have a fund set aside for exactly that. it's considered unethical for a nurse expert to be paid on a contingent basis, because the idea is that we could be shading our testimony one way or another. i don't ever want to tell someone that my pay depends on the outcome of the case-- my expertise is a service to the court in its trying the case, and i can't be biased. i am asked to tell the truth. the atty who hires me indeed does pay me up front for deposition or testimony, and a retainer for work to be done in preparation. "so, nurse grntea, are you being paid for your opinion here today?" "no, sir, i am being paid for my time."
- 1Jun 6, '12 by KimberlyRN89, BSN, RNQuote from classicdameBut her ads seems to be a misrepresentation. The ads make it seem like 'Take my course & you'll be rolling in the dough!' If I were someone interested in this field, I would most definitely look around. I think it was pointed out on this forum that there is a cheaper alternative to the VM course.she is not really lying - after all, SHE is making that money selling her idea!!!
- 1Oct 2, '12 by GiGi223LindaRN--
I cannot PM you because I don't have enough posts yet.
I am interested in MSA, but don't know where to start looking for legitimate certification. You can post here, or PM me your email address or something. Whatever you are comfortable with (and doesn't violate allnurses.com's rules). I just posted a topic looking for career change advice if you want to look that up. It's got my experience listed, etc.
- 0Oct 3, '12 by GrnTea, BSN, MSN, RNMSAs are required for work comp settlements only at this time. There is no requirement to be "certified" in preparing or submitting them, although there are a number of companies who have invented "certifications" and then sell you the courses, the exam prep, the materials, the exam, and the recertification activities.
If you want good nurse-led MSA courses, there are links to two at the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners website-- both of the people that teach life care planning also have courses on MSA. They will prepare you for the various credentials. Disclaimer: while I am an AANLCP member I have no financial interest in either of these courses.
- 2Oct 3, '12 by Havin' A Party!IMHO, Vickie's made a mint due to four things: a great idea, slick marketing, gullible nurses, and a nursing industry that overworks its constituency to the point that drives them to seek out other endeavors.
Many old additional posts on this forum on VM. Read them or proceed at your own peril.