I belong to a Legal Nurse Listserve. There was a recent discussion on the listserve about the, "Legal Nurse Courses", and their efficacy.
An eperienced LNC responded, that she had attended an LNC program, and approached the person conducting an LNC program. She responded:
"I asked one of those course leaders how many of her ~350 attendees in attendance that session would actually “make it” as an LNC. I can’t remember her exact words but it was something to the effect of maybe 1 or 2".
This goes to show that they know that few, if any of the individuals would actually pursue a career as an LNC, and even fewer, would be successful. They are selling a, "pie in the sky", dream to nurses who are desparate to get out of bedside nursing, but cannot go back to school for a graduate degree, or a complete career change. They are looking for a way to use the nursing degree that they already have to make a living, but get as far away from bedside nursing as they can.
It is disgrace that they take advantage of their fellow nurses in the manner that they do. The moral of the story is, let the buyer beware. Think before you spend large sums of money, and/or, take out a loan to attend and complete an LNC program that is more hype than content.
If you need to have quality nursing experience in areas like Critical Care, ER, OB, OR. If you cannot write well, and be able to articulate your findings to an attorney who has probably not taken a science class since they were in the 8th grade, you will not be successful as an LNC.
All of the high priced LNC programs are not going to buy credibility with an attorney.
JMHO and my NY $0.02.
Somewhere in the PACNW