I Earned $138,000 in Less Than 18 Months as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant*
by Kathy G. Ferrell, RN, BSN, CLNC
For ten years I was a nurse manager with a corporation to which I was dedicated. Then upper management changed, and the atmosphere became unbearable. My family and friends urged me to get out, but fear of change paralyzed me. My best friend had attended Vickie Milazzo’s CLNC® Certification Seminar, and she knew legal nurse consulting would fit me perfectly. For a year she urged me to attend – still I was too afraid to make the change.
Vickie’s enthusiasm was uplifting and contagious. Best of all, she was sincere. She had succeeded as a nurse and as a legal nurse consultant herself and had mentored many other nurses to CLNC® success.
In my position as nurse manager, I worked with the legal department regularly. I finally decided that knowing something about legal nurse consulting would benefit me in my current career, and I signed up for the CLNC Certification Seminar.
Vickie Opened a New Window for Me
Then without warning, I received an offer I could not refuse – resign or be terminated. In 28 years as a registered nurse, I had never experienced such a devastating blow. My heart hurt, my pride was wounded and my self-confidence all but died. I felt like I was crawling on the floor, struggling to find the strength to climb out a window. My salvation was that I had already registered for the CLNC Certification Seminar.
At the seminar one of the first things out of Vickie’s mouth was, “We are nurses and we can do anything!®” How refreshing to hear that I was capable of doing anything. Vickie’s enthusiasm was uplifting and contagious. Best of all, she was sincere. She had succeeded as a nurse and as a legal nurse consultant herself and had mentored many other nurses to CLNC success.
In addition to Vickie’s assurance that I could do it, I heard from other nurses who had met the challenge, succeeded and were willing to help me succeed. The CLNC Certification Program was excellent and was presented in a way that kept me interested and even entertained. I had fun. I became determined to show Vickie and especially myself that I could be a successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Sure enough, a new window was opened for me.
Vickie’s Action Steps Are the Key to Freedom, Flexibility and Success
How did I do it? I went home, and every day I took one of Vickie’s action steps toward my new career as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. I mailed my information packets and within a week I began calling for appointments. I bucked up my courage to keep knocking on those doors, because I was convinced I had knowledge and experience that could benefit the attorneys.
Several of those initial contacts eventually became clients. One attorney called me back after receiving my packet and said, “I need help. I’m drowning!” Just four months after I became a CLNC consultant, I received my first four cases from him and made a good friend in the process.
In my first year as a CLNC consultant I made more than $68,000 from eight very respectable attorney-clients. In the next six months. I made another $70,000.
Best of all I have the flexibility to spend more time with my husband (and business manager), my children and my hobbies. The freedom that being a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant affords is unsurpassed. I offer my sincere thanks to Vickie and all the dedicated staff at Vickie Milazzo Institute for helping me become a successful CLNC consultant. I am a nurse and I can do anything!
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