I have been a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant for 14 years now. The support I have received from the CLNC Mentors at the Institute has always been encouraging. In August, I was asked to review some medical records for a compassionate release request for a new attorney. I called the Institute and received much encouragement.
When you decide to become a legal nurse consultant, I respect that you have choices. After all it’s your life – your choice. When you choose Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC® Certification Program, everyone at the Institute makes it their goal to nurture you and the choice you’ve made. RNs were recognized as true heroes of healthcare by the Institute long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s why we respect and care how you feel about the CLNC Certification Program and your relationship with the Institute long after you’re certified.
In the CLNC® Certification Program we teach RNs how to value themselves, so they don’t underprice their expertise with attorneys. But even before you choose to become a legal nurse consultant you will want to put a high value on you and your nursing expertise, or you might find yourself putting off a well-earned investment in yourself. Putting a high value on yourself starts with investing in a legal nurse consulting program that respects your value as a registered nurse.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed not just the world, but also litigation forever. It’s obvious that the future will bring myriad COVID-19 related lawsuits. Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are pivotal to attorneys understanding the complexities of COVID-19, its transmission, pathophysiology, standards of care, long term complications and much more.
If you’re interested in becoming a legal nurse consultant one decision you will want to make is whether to start part-time or full-time. Four Certified Legal Nurse Consultants share the path they chose and why.
Your nursing experience is one of the most important reasons attorneys hire Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. CLNC® consultant, Jorie Akins affirms, “Your nursing experience is the solid platform from which you’re able to educate attorneys about the complex medical and nursing issues.
Owning and operating a legal nurse consulting business has presented me with unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, but not in the way many may think. I’ve been fortunate to continue with my typical flow of medical-related cases and the same attorney-clients. I’ve even gained two new attorney-clients through a referral during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the courts are closed and attorneys are working remotely from home, cases still need to be reviewed and worked up as usual.
During the COVID-19 pandemic I’m traveling mentally more than physically. Today I’m sitting in Paris in one of my favorite bistros. I’ve just finished a lunch of healthy red wine, a hot baguette, pomme frites and some luscious stinky cheese such as you can only find in France. I’m looking at the first thing that usually comes to mind (well, maybe the second thing) when you think of Paris – the Eiffel Tower. Tom says he thinks of pomme frites and just having indulged, I’d say pomme frites are right up there for me too, but the “Tour Eiffel” is the instantly identifiable iconic image, which undeniably brings Paris to mind.
If you missed my Video Webinar, The Role of the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant in COVID-19 Lawsuits: Part 1, you can view it now.