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rbarger rbarger (New) New Expert Nurse

Specializes in Family practice/Urgent care. Has 9 years experience.

Hi all! I am a nurse practitioner with experience in ER, urgent care, and primary care. I am interested in pursuing some legal consulting but unsure of the best course to take for the provider level. I know there are plenty of LNC courses but didn't know if there was a course aimed towards providers. I worked with physician who does this and he had sent me information on a course in FL for providers but I can't seem to find this information any longer and anytime I do an online search it only brings up LNC courses. I'm not opposed to LNC courses, just didn't know if there was anything aimed more for healthcare practitioners.

Also, I would love to hear from anyone who is a legal NP consultant and what worked best for finding clients, what has been the most difficult/challenging part of the job, how you determine pay scales for depositions/expert witness, etc.

Thanks in advance!

42pines

Specializes in Occupational Health; Adult ICU.

Zero responses.  It's that sort of thing that makes me really wonder just how many people who take those legal nurse consultant $~6,000 courses actually end up working as LNC's.

By all means, feel free to correct me...

I am transitioning from administrative law(regulatory compliance) focus to legal nurse consultant practice.

 All nurses.com has been very informative and useful in my research and decision to proceed. 

I don't think it is a matter of correction. It is about answering your question. 

Speaking for myself . I am transitioning and wish you all the best in decision making process. 

Your question-"How many....? how many took $6000+ classes and are practicing?"

You shared that a physician you know, shared some information with you. 

For me :

First question was CLNC or LLNC 

Second question : Benefits /Cost analysis of University -sponsored course , CLNC pathway or LLNC pathway

Third question: Is there a viable market for this area of specialization

 My research determined that there are sufficient numbers to say it is a growing and recognized field of specialization and so I took a course and and became a member of AALNC, (www.aalnc.org).

Mentoring, business practice, pay scales are part of the training program you choose 

You can look at the most active education program websites and determine from professional membership numbers, conferences, and mentoring podcasts/webcasts...how many nurses are practicing as certified legal/legal nurse consultants.

American Association of  Legal Nurse Consultants(AALNC) website is very informative.

 

 

Hannahbanana, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Physiology, CM consulting, nsg ED, LNC. Has 51 years experience.

On 4/28/2020 at 2:01 PM, rbarger said:

Hi all! I am a nurse practitioner with experience in ER, urgent care, and primary care. I am interested in pursuing some legal consulting but unsure of the best course to take for the provider level. I know there are plenty of LNC courses but didn't know if there was a course aimed towards providers. I worked with physician who does this and he had sent me information on a course in FL for providers but I can't seem to find this information any longer and anytime I do an online search it only brings up LNC courses. I'm not opposed to LNC courses, just didn't know if there was anything aimed more for healthcare practitioners.

Also, I would love to hear from anyone who is a legal NP consultant and what worked best for finding clients, what has been the most difficult/challenging part of the job, how you determine pay scales for depositions/expert witness, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Sorry this is late, but here's an answer for you.

There is a life care planning course for physicians but none that I know of for NPs. However, I think you will find all you seek if you take the AALNC online series on LNC work, whether or not you choose to be certified or not (LNCC is the only actual certification for LNC). You will learn about procedures, report-writing, marketing, expert witnessing, and a host of other invaluable topics.

There is no hyper-level of LNC for NP, DNP, MN, or any other; no need for it. The skills to be a testifying expert or other consultant are universal to all TEs regardless of degree or specialty (accident reconstructionist, chemical engineering, forensic nursing, med/surg, oncology, risk management, general contracting, aviation ... any TE. Look up "Federal Rules of Evidence 702 & 703" or search "Daubert" and you'll see what I mean.)

You would be working as an expert in your field; if your creds and experience make you more desirable for a certain type or subset of cases, the attorneys WILL find you.

It will be a perfect match for your NP creds and experience, and you'll get plenty of work once you start getting active on the listservs for LNCs, do a case or two, and start getting word of mouth referrals.