You know how things start out seeming reasonable, but at a certain point you just have to laugh? Well that's about where I am right now after spending so much time sorting through LNC courses. Please join me for a brief interlude from that endeavor to sniff some daisies...
Before I realize just how serious I'm supposed to be here, I'd like to make some inappropriate
but gentle observations about nursing organizations, and LNC organizations in particular, their names, and the titles they bestow:
1. Any nursing organization worth its salt includes the initials A, L and N whenever possible; the more included, the more authoritative and prestigious the organization, just because. The reverence these letters command is similar to reverence for elders. I have no idea why.
2. If a certificate or certification is part of the name (they're not the same, but sorting out which means what under what circumstances is a thick web), then C should appear too. Sometimes the C means "consultant." Sometimes the C means something else, like "candidate" as in candidate to receive an academic degree (although one of my more ambitious classmates once listed herself as "FAAN-C!")
3. If the organization is a supervisory board offering accreditation, then B will be present.
ANA: American Nursing Association
NLN: National League for Nursing
LNC: Legal Nurse Consultant
OK, for some more advanced names and titles:
AALNC: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants:
two A's, and one of each L, N, C - not bad, and without any extraneous letters.
LNCC: Legal Nurse Consultant Certified,
authorized by the AALNC-created organization known as the ALNCCB,
which is in turn accredited by the ABNS.
Imagine what Rick Moranis could do with that sentence
in his Ghostbusters role as the CPA!
ALNCCB: American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board:
you've got your A, L, N, two C's and a B, which is very good,
but it doesn't roll off the tongue as well as one might like.
ABNS: American Board of Nursing Specialties:
there's the A, the N, and the B, and they had to put in an S;
but a C followed by an i or an e often sounds like S, so OK.
NACLNC: National Alliance of Legal Nurse Consultants,
with the middle "C" for certified:
note; two N's, two C's, an L and an A.
This one's an exceptionally well chosen name,
not to be confused with the next one.
NALNC: National Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
I haven't figured out who these guys are yet.
CLNC: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant:
authorized by the NACLNC.
As the oldest LNC certificate,
this one is prestigious in the way a Harvard degree is (just because),
and it rolls nicely off the tongue.
ACLNC: American College of Legal Nurse Consulting:
does anyone here know about this one, or their pedigree?
LNCC Inc.: Legal Nurse Consulting Center, Inc., a division of:
Center for Legal Consulting & Litigation, Inc.
LNLA: Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association -
just wanted to see if anyone actually read this far!
Additions are of course welcome: post here!