Don't take out a loan to take this program. Potential doctors, lawyers, dentists, veternarians, take out loans to attend professional schools
. They are guaranteed to be able to earn enough in their chosen field to be able to pay these loans back, and earn a good living to boot.
There are no guarantees as a legal nurse consultant. The market is flooded with LNC wannabees, and I have been told more than once that legal nurses are dime a dozen. How are you going to pay back this loan if you are unemployed, and probably need money from unemployment and your savings to live on?
There is no mystery information that will be learned from LNC programs. You already know how to read medical records, decipher doctors' handwriting, should know what should go on in the hospital. Know medication dosages. etc. Why do you want to take out a loan to learn what you already know how to do? If you do not have quality nursing experience, all of the overpriced LNC programs will not buy you credibility with an attorney.
You can take low cost marketing and business classes at local community college, and call the local Small Business Association. They offer free guidance, and offfer low cost classes on how to start a business.
The AALNC, the national organization of LNCs, offers an excellant, affordable, LNC program that is entirely on line. It is offered in modules, and you pay for the module as you take it, so you can spread out the cost of the program.
Don't let me tell you how to spend you money. If you ar hell bent on having to take out a loan that you may not be able to pay back, go ahead. But remember what grandma used to tell you. If you have to borrow, you cannot afford it. If you are unemployed, it is more important to live within you means.
If you are looking for a way to earn extra income, you would be better off taking a program to become a certified wound care nurse. That is something that is more likely to pay for itself over time. You can be an Independant Wound Care nurse, and market yourself to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior citizen centers, etc.
Again, do what you want. JMHO and my NY $0.02.
Lindarn, RN ,BSN,CCRN
Somewhere in the PACNW