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Hello everyone, I am new to this site and interested in a career as an lnc as well. I have researched and am planning on the chicago seminar with Vickie. Anyone else attending I would like to hear... Read More
Mar 21, '07Occupation: none at present! Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg, OR ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 13An LNC is first and foremost a nurse; we have special training in legal nurse consulting. LNCs work with attorneys and insurance companies on their medical related cases. Some LNCs choose to take positions within a law office, others consult on their own.
To become an LNC, you really need at least 5 years experience. The more experience you have, the more valuable you are to your clients! But you do not have to take case that are only in your specialty- I am an OR nurse but I really enjoy the personal injury cases. I could also take cases in areas I am unfamiliar with and subcontract those out to an LNC with that specialty.
The money you can make is really up to you. Some LNCs do this part time while keeping a job at their hospital. Others work full time, and there are two who have passed the million dollar mark (for a year!) You just need to persevere.
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did" Newt Gingrich
Mar 21, '07Occupation: MedLeg Consul/Educator/WHNP-FNP Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 108,883; Likes: 28,723hello, foxyhill21,
2boysmama has given you some good information.
check out this thread about the role of the legal nurse consultant
many of your questions/concerns will be answered.
i gather you are interested in the career? if you have specific questions/concerns, please start another thread and fire away.Last edit by sirI on Mar 21, '07
Mar 21, '07Specialty: trauma ICU,TNCC, NRP, PALS, ACLS ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 432; Likes: 65Thanks