newbie trying to network - page 2

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

  1. by   2boysmama
    An 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
  2. by   sirI
    hello, 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
  3. by   foxyhill21