Vickie Milazzo course - page 3

by rachel33138

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Hi everyone, I am considering taking the VM course; however I have been laid off from work so money is very tight, I would have to get a loan. I would love to hear from anyone who has taken it recently, maybe as recent at... Read More


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    Here I go again- Legal Nurse programs in the Community Colleges also have, "legal work experience/internship", as part of the program. This can be an opening to work for an atttorney as a student. This gives them and opportunity to see your work first hand, and how you can be more help in a malpractice case than a Paralegal or Legal Assistant. They might be more open to have you work as an LNC if they see the advantage an LNC can offer.

    Look into a paralegal program in your community, and see what they offer.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN,BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    4 years of VIP CLNC with VMI = NO JOB
    SALLIE MAE STUDENT LOAN = STILL PAYING
    Volunteer to work CLNC in attys job = NO GO

    The magazine was so convincing.... Up to now 4 years later...I thought I hit the jackpot by doing the course.....125/hr.....vacation.....sandy beaches.... listening to rock and roll music and sipping iced coffee.....no nights/ on calls....getting my own personal zumba instructor...going shopping to buy straw hats and wearing nice bling bling...

    I have so many VMI BOOKS....BUSINESS CARDS...FLYERS....all collecting dust....I will not renew when my CLNC expires...My local AALNC local chapter dont encourage to get CLNC or AALNC CERTIFICATION....found out later that her husband is a PERSONAL INJURY ATTY....


    Wish I had spent all that money for the VMI course to study as an NP...
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    Quote from grntea
    update: i did take the lncc examination and passed it. one more excuse for new business cards. :d
    i have a question about this (not you). when i went to the legal nurse consulting site (not milazzo), it said you had to have 2 years experience in legal nurse consulting before you could take the certification exam. my question is, how do you know what you're doing for those two years? do you just jump in head-first?
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    Quote from Aviationurse
    4 years of VIP CLNC with VMI = NO JOB
    SALLIE MAE STUDENT LOAN = STILL PAYING
    Volunteer to work CLNC in attys job = NO GO

    The magazine was so convincing.... Up to now 4 years later...I thought I hit the jackpot by doing the course.....125/hr.....vacation.....sandy beaches.... listening to rock and roll music and sipping iced coffee.....no nights/ on calls....getting my own personal zumba instructor...going shopping to buy straw hats and wearing nice bling bling...

    I have so many VMI BOOKS....BUSINESS CARDS...FLYERS....all collecting dust....I will not renew when my CLNC expires...My local AALNC local chapter dont encourage to get CLNC or AALNC CERTIFICATION....found out later that her husband is a PERSONAL INJURY ATTY....


    Wish I had spent all that money for the VMI course to study as an NP...
    Sounds like my story, only when I got the course it was all VHS tapes. I also took out a loan from Sallie Mae to pay not only for the course, but for a computer as well. It took a long time to pay that.
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    Mine includes VIP CLNC DVDs galore....boxes of ADVANCED CLNC books .....marketing books.....seminar papers..business cards ....template and stationary ..and NO CLNC JOB....i am still paying SALLIE MAE....i did not know about allnurses at that time...

    My friend works for the FEDS...no CLNC or LLNC certifications...she is a DEATH INVESTIGATOR... ....and the only RN in our state working in OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.... she never attended any legal nurse courses...she also do TESTIFYING AND PLAINTIFF expert on the side...aint that something?

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    If anyone is interested, look up, "Vickie Milazzo", on Google, or Bing. There are at least 5 pages of her and her program, including a large one on, "complaints".

    Words like, "fraud" etc, are used in these links. It is worth taking a look at.

    As usual, JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    Quote from lindarn
    If anyone is interested, look up, "Vickie Milazzo", on Google, or Bing. There are at least 5 pages of her and her program, including a large one on, "complaints".

    Words like, "fraud" etc, are used in these links. It is worth taking a look at...
    Oh, so it's the course providers that get to:

    "Take tons of time off to spend with family and friends;

    Stay at elegant hotels at the shore, and walk in the warm white sand of a gorgeous beach while sipping our favorite wine!"

    Etc.

    Huh, and I thought it was supposed to be the course takers. Silly me!
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    I inquired once and saw a $35,000 price tag....what a rip off!
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    It only goes to show you, that nurses are so disgusted with bedside nursing, that they are grasping for straws to be able to make money with their nursing degree.

    I will say again, that it is a disgrace, that VM has taken advantage of nurses who are at their darkest, and most desparate moment, that they will pay anything for a couse that claims a, "Pie in the sky", career.

    Yes, you can make money as an LNC. But at the rate that LNC programs are pumping out desparate LNC wannabees, attorneys are inundated with LNCs, expecting to make $200 an hour right out of the gate. I have been told on more than one occasion, the LNCs are a dime a dozen. And they are right.

    I don't know what to tell anyone. I would look into other areas of business to get out of bedsie nursing. PICC line nurses are a good idea. Better as an independant contractor. I am afraid if you go in with an infusion company, you will get pushed into an employee role with lousy pay adn benefits, and autonomy.

    For you new nurses coming out of school, get whatever experience you can. Find a niche that you like. Try to endeavor to be an independant contractor, not an employee. There are many tax advantages to owning your own business. Nurses have never been encouraged to be independant from hospitals, have always been pushed into the dependant employee role.

    That of course, is just what the hospitals want. Try to think outside the box. Perservere to connect with your classmates in school. Think of ways to join together after graduation, and work in a non traditional way.

    PTs and OTs are taught in school how to start their own businesses. Nurses in ADN programs are not in school long enough to add these classes to the curriculum. PTs and OTs sacrificed hands on clinical, to be able to add other, "quality of life", classes. They did add mandatory paid internships after graduation to teach the new grads hands on clinical they did not get in school.

    Nurses need to push for this for every new grad. You should not have to jump through hoops to get the training you need to be an effective nurse after graduation. You should also not be thrown to the wolves and left to sink or swim. Too many new grads are sinking, leaving the professsion quickly, and a new batch is ready to take their place as soon as they jump ship. Which is exactly what hospitals want. An unstable workforce, afraid to make waves, leaving at the first chance, never staying long enough to effect change in the workplace. It is a scam agains the nursing profession.

    JMHO and my NY $0.02.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN,CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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    ocn, the ana includes several different options that count as "legal nursing," including case management and life care planning. i started in field case management almost 20 years ago, and have had a life care planning business for some years, so that took care of that.
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