Yesterday I relocated a cherished photograph that I had purchased in Vietnam. Taking in the serenity of the salt flats in Long Thanh’s Harvest’s Day photo brought me back to a less serene experience I had while stuck on a curb in Saigon (I know it’s Ho Chi Minh City, but nobody calls it that). My objective, a restaurant where my husband and my lunch awaited me, stood on the opposite side of the street. I could see the food, smell it and, if you know me, you know I had built up quite an appetite.
I’m often in awe of, and humbled by, the nursing knowledge and expertise of the RNs who come through the CLNC® Certification Program. I joke with Tom that if I ever have a medical crisis, I hope it’s in a room full of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Now that you’ve become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, it’s a good idea to let the world know that you’ve mastered a complex body of specialized knowledge beyond your nursing degree.
I had no idea the industry of legal nurse consulting existed, yet I was interested in the legal world even before I became a nurse. One day eight years into my career, I was talking to a coworker. “I love nursing,” I told her, “but the legal aspects of what we do intrigues me too. I wish I could find a way to do both.”
CLNC® Success Story: How My New Favorite Word Reeled in 4 New Cases as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
After completing my master’s degree, I knew I didn’t want to teach nursing. I’d previously seen an advertisement for Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC Certification Program and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The idea of using what I already knew in a more interesting way appealed to me.
CLNC® Success Story: Attorneys Come to Legal Conference Exhibits Looking for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Karla Smit, RN, BSN, BC, CLNC shares her success while exhibiting with the CLNC Marketing Mentors from Vickie Milazzo Institute. This was her first time marketing her legal nurse consulting services to attorney-prospects at a legal conference and the experience far exceeded her expectations.
Ask me about pressure ulcers – I can tell you anything you want to know. It’s what I’ve done for 15 years, so I know it inside and out, and it’s where I’ve gotten the bulk of my cases. I’m also good with falls, acute care and some long term care, but pressure ulcers – that’s my field. I will go up against anybody, anywhere, anytime.
CLNC® Success Story: Developing My Expertise as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Is the Key to Growing a CLNC Business
Going into my first case, with Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC Certification Program training fresh in my mind, I was fairly confident. Thirteen years of nursing practice gives an RN plenty of self-assurance around doctors, so I thought I’d do fine with attorneys. And everything did go fine – at first…
I recently exhibited with a CLNC Mentor at a legal conference in Indianapolis. What a win! The entire experience was so organized from beginning to end, including the call with Vickie Milazzo Institute providing the info I needed to exhibit effectively, to the follow-up reminders from the Institute after exhibiting. The organization and support from the institute has made the whole process of exhibiting easy and fun, which are two things that I didn’t expect on my first big public outing as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to be.
CLNC® Success Story: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Shares How She Uses LinkedIn to Obtain Attorney-Clients
In this video Eula Anyiwo RN, MPA,CLNC discusses how she sent an attorney-prospect a written thank you note for endorsing her skills on LinkedIn. He was obviously impressed because to Eula’s surprise the attorney called her.
CLNC® Success Story: Smart Attorneys Know Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Are More Cost-Effective Than Physicians
In this video, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Cybil Fregia, RN, CLNC shares her story of meeting a personal injury attorney on a vacation flight. Cybil discussed her role as a CLNC consultant and shared that she charges $150/hour. The attorney responded, “Oh, that’s nothing. As soon as you get your legal nurse consulting certification, contact me – I’ve got personal injury and medical malpractice cases for you.”