Legal Nurse Consultant Success Story

CLNC® Success Story: I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone and I Love It!

I completed Vickie’s CLNC® Certification Program after a local attorney suggested that I look into legal nurse consulting. I had recently torn an article about legal nurse consulting out of my Nurse Practitioner Journal. I considered those two coincidences to be a sign. What a sign it truly was!

I have an attorney friend who rarely needs Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, but he agreed to let me present myself and CLNC® business to him which I did. He gave me a list of several attorneys to contact and said to use his name. I received cases from two of the attorneys on his list. In appreciation I sent him a Starbucks® gift card.

I attended a legal convention in my home state of Indiana and met a defense attorney for a large insurance firm. He came to my booth four times during the two-day convention! I was nervous and excited and really out of my comfort zone, but I remembered what Vickie taught us: “We Are Nurses and We Can Do Anything!®” I followed up with this attorney one week later and offered to bring lunch to him and his staff and speak to them about how I could assist with his medical-legal related cases. We met for two hours and I left with two cases! I did two comprehensive reports for him. He reviewed the reports and then hired me to develop deposition questions for all of the doctors and parties involved. I ended up billing a total of 70 hours!

That same attorney has now hired me for a death case that involves 3,000 pages of medical records. He told the insurance company that no other consultant will dig into the chart and do the level of work that he needs. He also wants me to prepare interrogatories and deposition questions for everyone he plans to depose.

I am also working on a case for another attorney and have been able to balance work and my business. I love being a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. My first year consulting part time I made $30,000!

I am so thankful to Vickie for teaching me all she knows, for giving me the tools to succeed and for always encouraging and empowering her students. I know it was my choice to take the information and do the work. With anything in life, success takes hard work. I love that I am a success in a profession that I love!

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Rochelle Johnson, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CUNP, CLNC has more than 20 years nursing experience in urology, surgery and occupational health. Her CLNC® business, Johnson Medical Legal Consulting, is located in Indiana.
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5 thoughts on “CLNC® Success Story: I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone and I Love It!

  1. Congratulations Rochelle! I love these inspirational stories. We Are Nurses and We Can Do Anything!®

  2. It’s truly amazing to know you as a individual and as a professional. It’s a blessing to work for someone so knowledgeable and strong. How neat and encouraging it is to know that just one phrase can push you forward and beyond! Congrats Rochelle, on so many levels. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  3. May God continue to bless you in your legal nurse consulting career! Your story is very encouraging and shows what taking a step of faith can do for you.

  4. What an awesome story! Congrats to you on your success! Thanks for sharing your amazing story. It was so uplifting especially for new Certified Legal Nurse Consultants like myself!! May God continue to bless you in your legal nurse consulting career! 🙂

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