Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Karla Olson, RN, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CBC, CLNC shares how she was working extra hours in her RN hospital job reviewing cases as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. One day after working to exonerate a nurse in a lawsuit, Karla decided it was time to quit working 60 hours a week at the hospital while being paid for only 36. She left her RN job and got serious about creating her full-time legal nurse consulting business.
Eight years ago, I branched out – way out – in my legal nurse consulting business. I landed an international client, adding a new and different service to my CLNC business. In addition to working with attorneys and insurance clients in the U.S., I am also a consultant for an international medical device company.
After 18 years as an RN, becoming a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant sounded intriguing, and what finally motivated me to take the step was going through my own malpractice suit. My four-year-old son received a bad chemical burn from his pediatricians. He ended up having multiple surgeries and lost a testicle.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Christina Krager, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNCC, NREMT-B, EMT-P, CLNC is thrilled that her legal nurse consulting business has expanded to replace her full-time RN job at the hospital. She credits networking and subcontracting with other CLNC consultants for her success.
In June of 2014, I began a diligent search for entrepreneurial nursing opportunities. I’ve always enjoyed working for myself. Before nursing, I worked as a veterinary technician and then in pharmaceutical research. After ten years as a registered nurse, I was looking for an opportunity to work from home and build a business.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Ruth Lewis, RN, CLNC shares that presentations are one of her favorite ways to obtain new attorney-clients. Ruth’s strategy is to call the attorney-prospect’s office and offer to do a free 20-minute lunchtime presentation on electronic medical records (EMR).
I realized the direction the nursing profession was going and its misalignment with my own nursing ethics. Compromises were being made at the expense of patient safety. My integrity prevented me from accepting those compromises. Seeing that I could no longer be safely effective at the bedside, I could not in good conscience continue to support the mindset and practices being forced upon me.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Michelle Kelson, RN, BSN, CLNC shares that it was an attorney who cemented her decision to become a CLNC consultant. As an obstetrical nurse with more than 30 years experience, Michelle had considered attending LegalNurse.com’s CLNC Certification Program for more than a year.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Annette Powers-Kilburn, RN, MAOM, CLNC shares her legal nurse consulting success with exhibiting at the bar association conferences. When starting her legal nurse consulting business, Annette found that the easiest way to talk to attorneys was to meet them where they meet professionally. In this video Annette shares how every time she exhibits at her state’s bar association legal conferences she comes home with new medical-related cases from the attorneys she meets.
Houston has long been a restaurant city. A story in the USA Today revealed that we have more than 10,000 restaurants here in Houston. Naturally I haven’t eaten in all of them, but I’ve got more than a few under my belt.