CLNC® Success Story: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Left Her RN Job at the Hospital and Gave Herself a Raise!

CLNC® Success Story: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Left Her RN Job at the Hospital and Gave Herself a Raise!

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Karla Olson, RN, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CBC, CLNC shares how she was working extra hours in her RN hospital job reviewing cases as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. One day after working to exonerate a nurse in a lawsuit, Karla decided it was time to quit working 60 hours a week at the hospital while being paid for only 36. She left her RN job and got serious about creating her full-time legal nurse consulting business.

One of Karla’s first cases came from an attorney who located her in the NACLNC® Directory and she continues to get cases from the Directory both from attorneys and other Certified Legal Nurse Consultants who need her nursing specialty. Today, as a full-time legal nurse consultant, Karla is actively seeking CLNC subcontractors to help with her case load.

Karla credits the quality of the educational materials and resources from LegalNurse.com for her legal nurse consulting success. When she got her first case she went back to the Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting® textbook to review her work and ensure she did everything right.

The highest compliment she continues to receive from attorneys is, “Karla, you’re the only person I don’t have to double-check because you are so thorough in what you do.”

Congratulations Karla!

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8 thoughts on “CLNC® Success Story: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Left Her RN Job at the Hospital and Gave Herself a Raise!

  1. Congrats!!! This is so exciting to hear since I have just started my CLNC® business and I want to make the plunge to do it full time but I’m still a little reserved. I can do some subcontracting if you are in need. My experience is very broad: trauma ICU, SCI, CHI, ortho, L&D, RR, home health and hospice, management, PI/QI, education, insurance case management. Please reach out to me if you need subcontractors! 304-533-8956. Michelle Edwards, RN, CLNC.

  2. Congrats, Carla. I am an expert in dental malpractice, since I have been a dental hygienist since 1979 and still working 2 days in that field. So if you ever have any dental cases, I can assist in that area.
    Best, Sunie

  3. Congrats on your success!!! I am just starting my CLNC® business and am still working as a home health nurse. I have a wide range of experience, ER, burn unit, ICU, DON of nursing homes, physch, med-surg and home health (case management and on call). If you need any subcontracting in these areas, I would be happy to assist you.
    Thank you,
    Elaine Mathews RN, CLNC

  4. Congratulations, Karla. I love to hear success stories. This is inspiration to push me from nurse paralegal work at a law firm to obtaining CLNC® certification to pursue independent work.

  5. Way to go, Karla! I am currently beginning my CLNC® business and love to hear about successes as they fuel my fire! I have experience in med-surg, school, and hospice nursing as well as a strong case management background. Should you need subcontractors in those areas, I would be greatly interested in lending you a hand!
    Janet M. Plumley, RN, CLNC
    [email protected]

  6. Hi, Karla,
    Loved to hear your success story and congrats on your practice taking off! Way to go!! I would love to sub for you. I’ve been certified and working cases off and on for the past few years. I have thirty plus years nursing experience with the bulk of it being in obstetrics. I currently still work in the hospital setting on an antepartum unit caring for ladies with high-risk pregnancies. I also have prior experience in the OR, psych/substance abuse, as well as eight years experience in neurology and med-surg office nursing.
    Please feel free to check out my website (currently being updated), and email me or give me a call!

    Rebecca Burbes, RN, CLNC

  7. Congratulations Karla! Your passion shines when you speak! So excited for you! May you continue to be blessed with great cases and CLNC® subcontractors!

  8. Karla — You are an inspiration to our new firm, Florida Legal Nurse Consultants, LLC. We are brand new as of the April 2015 CLNC® Certification Seminar in Orlando. Our firm consist of two RNs who are Certified Legal Nurse Consultants with 40 years of combined expertise in area of ICU/CCU, endoscopy, med/surg, nursing administration and long term care. We both have experience as professors at the community college nursing level. I have also worked in the insurance field as a disability RN case manager. We would welcome the opportunity to assist you as CLNC® subcontractors at this time. Our website is FloridaLNC.com and we are also on Facebook. Your video was great. My email is [email protected] and my cell # is 407.375.2067.

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