I learned from the Institute that one step at a time will guide you in the right direction. My journey started in 2007. I am a Cuban rafter. Yes, I came in a boat through the Caribbean Sea. I lost 20 pounds just from seasickness. I arrived alive at the Texas border (since a shark didn’t eat me) and requested political asylum.
Once in United States territory, I learned English in six months, and started college to become a registered nurse. The advisor told me, “It’s not easy, but it’s possible.” I started receiving information about the Institute’s CLNC® Certification Program. Vickie’s smile told me, “You can do this.” In January 2020, I became a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. That same day I got my first attorney-client. I tried to control my excitement, smiled and affirmed, “Sure, I can do this.”
I immediately called the Institute to share that I had obtained my first attorney-client. The woman on the call said, “Relax, just do what the Institute teaches, and you’ll be fine.” I charged $125/hr. on my first case. Today (7 months later), I have a successful legal nurse consulting business.
My success is not about money; it’s about reaching the American dream, that thousands of Cubans never reached because they died in the Caribbean Sea pursuing freedom. My success is about being a female, hispanic RN (less than 7% of the nursing workforce is Latino), a single mother and nationalized Cuban-American with my own successful CLNC business.
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Ana Ramirez, RN, BS, CRRN, CLNC, owner of Scorpio Legal Nurse LLC is an independent Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who specializes in home health, hospice, rehabilitation, nursing home, wound care, falls and psychiatric cases. She consults on medical-related cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
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