CLNC® Success Story: I Met My Goal for Immediate Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Success

CLNC® Success Story: I Met My Goal for Immediate Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Success

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant David Kuntz

During my career as an ICU nurse, I was always looking for ways to better myself. I took and passed the CCRN exam, but to my dismay I received no recognition from the hospital administrators for this accomplishment. I tried management and found that I was working more hours and getting paid less than the nurses on my unit. Then something happened that changed my career. I tore a ligament in my hand while restraining a patient. I could no longer lift anything over 25 pounds. I was devastated. My ICU nursing career was over. I spent one and half years on light duty and was told that I had to find a different job or the hospital would settle with me. After months of searching, I landed a job in IT as a clinical analyst.

At home after my surgery I had time on my hands, or in my case – hand, so I started to search for different ways to use my nursing knowledge. I came across legal nurse consulting on one of my searches. I spent hours researching legal nurse consulting. The spark was lit and grew with every bad day I had.

It took me five years until I finally decided to just go for it. I enrolled in the CLNC® Certification Program in July 2009 and immediately started the Online course. I finished it in a week and was certified the following weekend. I then worked on the NACLNC® Apprenticeship Program. It took me a little over a week to finish and at that point, I started getting my promotional materials, sample work products and letters refined and ready to send to attorneys.

I started sending out material toward the end of August using all of the techniques I learned from the Institute. I was nervous before I made my first phone call to an attorney, but I kept remembering that they are people just like everyone else and that really calmed me down. In that first call, I introduced myself and gave a brief synopsis of the material I had already sent. I asked for an appointment and the attorney said, “Sure, come in at 4:00pm.”

Now I was really nervous. I looked over the sample interview questions and answers provided by the Institute and realized that I knew this information. I met with the attorney and the interview went so well, he is sending me a medical-malpractice case.

Two weeks later, I called another attorney to follow-up on my promotional material. He told me he didn’t receive it, so I presented a short version of how I could assist him. He asked me to set up a meeting with his assistant. The next day I went to his office and he walked into the conference room with a case and a check for $1,500. Inside I was doing cartwheels yet I remained composed until I got in my car and was heading home. The following day I talked with a different attorney and he wants to use me on two cases.

From the end of August to the first week in October, I was able to obtain three attorney-clients.

My first goal was met. I followed what the Institute taught and used their techniques. If everyone follows what they learn in the CLNC Certification Program, they will be successful in this business. has already done the hard work; all a student has to do is apply what they learn from the CLNC Certification Program.

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David Kuntz, RN, BSN, CLNC has 17 years of nursing experience. He is the owner of David Kuntz and Associates in western New Mexico and specializes in medical malpractice.

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14 thoughts on “CLNC® Success Story: I Met My Goal for Immediate Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Success

  1. Congratulations David!! A great story!! Hope to meet you at the next NACLNC® Conference (cruise to the Bahamas)!! Thanks for sharing your success story!!

  2. David,

    I am so very impressed by your story. I have been an ADN for the past 20 years and have 3 classes to finish my BSN and want to begin the CLNC® Certification Program once this degree is completed.

    Your story gives me the courage to move forward with my plans.

    Great story, much success to you.

  3. Congratulations David!! You are an inspiration to me. I have enrolled in the CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminar in Las Vegas this October. I am now sure I am moving in the right direction. Thanks for sharing your story of determination and success.

  4. Awesome story David. You look like a very personable man and took a negative and turned it into a positive. You keep it up and I look up to you as a role model.

  5. This is a great success story David. I have been a RN for 11 years and have recently completed my MBA degree. I am a bit frustrated at my current job as I feel there is not much room for improvement. Your story has inspired me and I am closer to signing up for the CLNC® Certification Program with Vickie. Hopefully, I can have similar success stories to tell. All the best.

  6. What an inspiring story David! I took the CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminar in Houston TX just a little over a week ago. I’m waiting for my CLNC® Marketing LaunchBox to arrive while going over all the material Vickie gave us…just like you did. I love reading success stories from my predecessors. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Congrats David! I wish you the best. I work in a busy, large stepdown unit and I can understand the frustration. It is great how you turned something negative into something positive. I took Vickie’s Legal Nurse Consulting Intro Seminar which I thought was great in Chicago since then I have been looking forward to the CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminar in Vegas this October and November. I am at a point in my career where I need more of a challenge so I am highly looking forward to tackling the CLNC® challenge that lies ahead. Thanks again for sharing.

  8. Sheila, I read your story and it sounds like my dream come true! I wish you the best for more success. People like you give us who are starting out the courage to forge on to success! Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am truly impressed!!

  9. What a great inspirational story Sheila. Your story is exciting for all of us just starting our CLNC® businesses. We are nurses and we can do anything! Continued success to you.

  10. Sheila, I would just like to thank you for your comment and sharing with me on how you made this choice in life. Thank you and hope to meet you one day in person at the conferences…
    Thank you for your encouragement.

  11. Sheila,
    Thank you for your encouragement. I have an interview next Monday with a large firm. I am thinking they will offer me a position. I was hesitant until I read your Blog. Keep us informed on your success.

  12. David, Grateful for sharing with us! It’s ALWAYS encouraging to hear a SUCCESS story because we all go through different issues.
    I was an ICU nurse and you’re right your ICU days we over, after hurting your hand.
    Our brand-new career is “Wonderful,” isn’t it, we can injure ANY limb & keep on working (having fun) & working (having fun) 🙂

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