Legal nurse jobs such as working as a legal nurse consulting is one of
the many types of nursing specialties. A nursing career in legal nurse
consulting will take you away from bedside nursing while still allowing
you to use your nursing knowledge. Working as a legal consultant can be
very rewarding, allowing you to use your health care and nursing
knowledge in a legal setting.
Legal nurse jobs are available in attorney offices or you can be an independent consultant, having your own business.
Many nurses that choose this specialty do so to become self-employed.
According to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, a legal nurse consultant (LNC) is one of many specialty nurse areas. Nurses often have a minimum of a BSN degree. Attorneys and other legal personnel consult LNC's for their expertise in nursing and health care.
According to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants an LNC "is to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes." For more details on what a LNC does visit their website and review their position statement.
Programs are offered to help you to become a legal nurse consultant. These programs teach you everything you need to know about being an independent consultant. The programs teach you everything from marketing and promoting yourself, building your client database, how much to charge for your services, and of course all the skills you will need to become a legal nurse consultant.
Check out some of these programs.
Vickie Milazzo has been the leader in legal nurse consultant training. Her website states that you can earn $125-150 per hour as a consultant. Vickie offers a variety of program options including seminars and home study programs. Programs include certification and membership through the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC).
Question about legal nurse consulting? Check out Vickie's frequently asked questions page.
Are you interested in this nursing specialty? The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants provides resources to advance this nursing specialty. They offer legal
nurse consultant training. They now offer online program modules
available individually as well as a variety of packages. Nursing
contact hours are available for modules upon completion of the
post-tests. They also offer the certification exam through the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board.
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