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.
In this video, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Lynn Belcher, RN, BSN, MHA, CLNC explains how she created a successful legal nurse consulting business by building alliances with ten other CLNC consultants. These CLNC subcontractors empower Lynn to consult on any type of medical-related cases for attorneys.
The year was 1991. A young RN and the single mom of a three-year-old, with no support, I moved from British Columbia, Canada, to Harlingen, Texas. For the first few years I worked in the emergency department. I loved it, but with a tiny daughter, the shifts were hard to manage. In 1994 I moved into home health care.
I was at the top of the pay scale as an RN, and my husband is a firefighter – not the highest paying profession by far. We were doing okay financially, but sometimes we were living paycheck to paycheck.