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  • May 3

    LOL! Glad to help.

    (ya know ... i can change your user ID name to befuddled if ya want )

  • May 3

    Hi poppycat,

    Here's how:

    Look for your username in the upper right-hand corner of any page. Click on it, then click Dashboard.






    On the next screen, you will find the following options: (click on it)






    Scroll and click the PROFILE PHOTO option. Follow the directions by entering either a URL address or upload from your computer, then click SAVE CHANGES.

    If you are on mobile and want to make a change, look for ACCOUNT link.

  • May 1

    Thread closed for review.

  • Apr 29

    See the difference in my previous post and Rose_Queen's? I had a short post and she did not.

    But, in the first post I made in this thread, my signature showed up because I had a longer post.

    As Rose_Queen pointed out, looks like you were successful.

  • Apr 27

    Multiple threads on same topic merged.

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  • Apr 21

    I preface this lengthy Article to show that the RN needs no formal education to practice as a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) ..... they need RN experience and the ability to apply Standards of Care (SOC) to the patient chart, how to follow the Nurse Practice Act (NPA), and adhere to Policies and Procedures of the hospital/clinic.

    Now, in saying all of the above, there are many educative entities for the RN seeking formal education as an LNC.

    There are two major entities that many RNs choose:

    • The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
    • The Vickie Milazzo Program

    Both offer basic education as an LNC.

    The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)

    The AALNC is an online program with, currently, 8 Modules of study. (11-27-14)

    AALNC is working to deliver an all-new, enhanced LNC Online Course. This three-year effort will replace the current eight course modules with twenty shorter modules for more convenient, interactive learning. Individual modules will also focus on each of the top five practice areas based on the 2012 Practice Analysis.

    The first release in 2014 includes the following revised modules:

    • Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting
    • Legal Fundamentals
    • Interacting with Plaintiff/Defense Clients
    • Medical Records Identification, Access, and Analysis
    • Researching Medical Information and Literature
    • Communication and Report Writing
    • Identification, Evaluation, and Collaboration with Expert Witnesses

    Mark your calendars! The first phase of the new online course modules will be available for purchase in the coming month. Check back here for details on how to purchase the new modules once they are available. 11-27-14

    One considering this avenue of education should purchase the most recent version of the text: Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practice. I suggest purchasing this text whether you decide to complete the modules or not. It is an an excellent text and the RN can gain a lot of necessary information to work as an LNC.

    If the RN completes the course of online study, they are awarded a "certificate of completion". This is not a "certification". In order to be certified with the AALNC, the RN (completing the course or not) must meet requirements to sit for the examination. The requirements include:

    Eligibility Criteria Guidelines
    The activities that satisfy the eligibility requirement for 2000 hours of legal nurse consulting experience must meet all three of the following criteria:
    1. The activities must be performed at the request of a client (e.g., a law firm, insurance company, hospital, or other agency involved in legal processes), and
    2. The activities must be related to claims or cases in which the education and experience of a registered nurse are necessary, and
    3. The activities must be of the kind that are generally considered billable.

    Examples of these activities are:
    • Collecting, organizing, and reviewing medical records and other relevant healthcare or legal documents.
    • Summarizing and analyzing the information in medical records and other relevant healthcare or legal documents.
    • Assessing issues of liability, causation, and/or damages.
    • Researching relevant healthcare-related literature, guidelines, standards, regulations, etc.
    • Communicating verbally or in writing with clients, appropriate parties, experts, and witnesses.
    • Identifying, locating, evaluating, and conferring with experts.
    • Conferring with clients and appropriate parties regarding case strategies.
    • Drafting documents or other materials to be used as attorney work product or as evidence.
    • Attending interviews, depositions, hearings, mediations, arbitrations, or trials.
    • Contacting and conferring with vendors to develop demonstrative evidence or to collect costs of healthcare services, supplies, and/or equipment.
    • Testifying at depositions, hearings, arbitrations, or trials.
    • Training or supervising other nurses in the practice of legal nurse consulting.
    • Explaining the theory and practice of relevant health sciences or healthcare issues to legal professionals and other members of the legal team.
    • Instructing other healthcare professionals in the aspects of legal liability pertaining to their own practice.

    Activities which may be potentially billable but may NOT be used to satisfy this eligibility requirement are:
    • Traveling to and from sites to perform any of the above activities.
    • Accounting and billing as part of managing a business.
    • Marketing as part of managing a business.
    • Solely waiting to give testimony.

    The RN who successfully completes the certification examination will use the designation LNCC (Legal Nurse Consultant Certified). This is the only legal nurse consultant exam accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties.

    The Vickie Milazzo Program


    This program is a 6 day program and once completed, the RN sits for a certification examination. Upon successful completion of the program, the RN can then use the designation CLNC (Certified Legal Nurse Consultant).

    There are several other LNC programs that are popular with the RN community which include:

    LNC STAT

    Advanced Legal Nurse Consulting Certification Course. This is a DVD Home Study Program. Once completed, the RN can then sit for certification.

    There are other programs offered by Attorneys in different states. Some Community Colleges offer LNC certificate programs.

    One thing to beware, check with your Board of Nursing (BON) regarding CEUs as an LNC. Many BON only accept continuing education if the RN is certified as LNCC from The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

    ___________________

    Please see RN Experience when Considering the Legal Nurse Consultant Career

  • Apr 20

    Quote from AJJKRN
    The padding/fingerprint area of my right index finger. None of my other finger pads will work when feeling around for that very specific "bounce" of the vein.
    Agree with you, AJJKRN, only I must use both right index and middle finger.

  • Apr 19

    Quote from AJJKRN
    The padding/fingerprint area of my right index finger. None of my other finger pads will work when feeling around for that very specific "bounce" of the vein.
    Agree with you, AJJKRN, only I must use both right index and middle finger.

  • Apr 19

    Quote from johnna23
    How do i take it out ? there is no edit button on that post but there is on this one ???
    We removed your contact information.

    You can always alert Staff by clicking the triangle icon at the bottom of any post to send a message that you need assistance and/or need to report a post that violates Terms of Service. Or, you can always post in the Admin Office where Administrators will communicate with you privately.

    Registered members have the ability to make edits up to 1 hour after making a post.

  • Apr 18
  • Apr 17

    Welcome to allnurses.com

    I think what you are wanting to know is about certification, not accreditation.

    One does not have to be certified in order to work as a Legal Nurse Consultant.

    The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) requires 2000 hours of work as an LNC in the past 5 years before being allowed to sit for their certification.

    Please check out this Article on experience. You will find many of your questions addressed/answered: http://allnurses.com/legal-nursing/r...en-889768.html

    Also, many other threads/Articles can be found in the FAQ section that you will find helpful.

    Good luck.

  • Apr 16

    Quote from Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    And can someone tell me in simple simple terms how to use a multi-quote? So many times I want to respond to more than one entry.

    You have to enable that choice in your account, CheyenneRN,BSHS

    Click on your user name upper right and then click Settings.

    Scroll to Site Settings

    Then scroll and click the box beside Enable Multi-Quote Feature on Every Post

    Scroll to Save All Settings

    Once you do that, you will see the quotation button on the bottom right of every post like cracklingcraken pointed out. Click that and the quotations turn red. After you have selected all the multi-quote you want, scroll down and click, Leave a Comment. All quotes you selected will appear in that section. Or, click Quote on the last post you selected, like cracklingkraken said.


    Quote from cracklingkraken
    Are you using the app? Just click on the posts you want to quote, they should turn a different color, and then press the Quote button, like normally.

    If on the site, there's the " (quotation) button right next to quote. Select that on all the posts you want to quote and click "quote" on the final post you selected. I hope that was clear and concise.
    Thanks, cracklingkraken

  • Apr 16

    Quote from Cheyenne RN,BSHS

    And can someone tell me in simple simple terms how to use a multi-quote? So many times I want to respond to more than one entry.

    You have to enable that choice in your account, CheyenneRN,BSHS

    Click on your user name upper right and then click Settings.

    Scroll to Site Settings

    Then scroll and click the box beside Enable Multi-Quote Feature on Every Post

    Scroll to Save All Settings

    Once you do that, you will see the quotation button on the bottom right of every post like cracklingcraken pointed out. Click that and the quotations turn red. After you have selected all the multi-quote you want, scroll down and click, Leave a Comment. All quotes you selected will appear in that section. Or, click Quote on the last post you selected, like cracklingkraken said.


    Quote from cracklingkraken
    Are you using the app? Just click on the posts you want to quote, they should turn a different color, and then press the Quote button, like normally.

    If on the site, there's the " (quotation) button right next to quote. Select that on all the posts you want to quote and click "quote" on the final post you selected. I hope that was clear and concise.
    Thanks, cracklingkraken


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