When the nasty divorce was finalized, my nursing career was already 15 years behind me. My husband and I owned a horse-training stable during that time, and he was the love of my life, until he wasn’t.
My experience as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is probably not typical as I’m still working three 12-hour shifts a week as a clinical nurse in the emergency department. On my days off I focus on growing my CLNC business.
Last year, I helped with negotiations in a million dollar plus settlement on a brain injury case. This is only one of the 140 legal nurse consultant jobs I’ve consulted on the past few years.
Nursing has always been my passion, and the law has always held my complete fascination. Legal nurse consulting allows me the freedom to indulge both, while providing a valuable and cost-effective service to attorneys.
I suppose I’m not your typical Certified Legal Nurse Consultant as I waited seven years after completing the CLNC® Certification Program before finally jumping in. I received my CLNC Certification in 2011, and I even dabbled my toe in the CLNC waters, including a six-month relationship with a disability attorney before he retired. But my 20-plus years as an obstetrical and neonatal nurse was like an enormous anchor holding me back.
My adult life started as expected. Graduating in the top ten of my high school class I went straight on to college, completed my degrees and landed my dream job. I loved being a nurse and taking care of patients.
My first glimpse at becoming a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant came in the late 1990s when Vickie Milazzo described the exact type of career I envisioned for myself. I was immediately intrigued.
In this video, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Mimi Tambellini, RN, CLNC discusses how Vickie Milazzo Institute’s Business Templates and the CLNC Mentors make a difference in her legal nurse consulting business.
In this video Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Patrick Stonich, RN, BSN, BS, CLNC shares how he jump-started his legal nurse consulting business immediately after completing the CLNC Online Certification Program.
I grew up by the ocean. It seemed to me that everyone wanted to come to the ocean, but my goal in life was to live in the mountains. As a kid I used to hike in the Great Smokies, and as a young adult I took a backpacking trip every year.