Re: Legal Nurse Consultants?
I took have been a nurse for over 20 years and am looking into the Legal Nurse Consulting business. I actually worked for an attorney a few years ago on a malpractice case. I reviewed all the medical records. It took me 35 hours to sort everything out. There were 8 - 3 inch binders full of hospital charts, home health charts, billing records. I was paid $100/hr. There are many more things other than chart audits that you can do in Legal Nurse Consulting. I have found alot of information on the web. Research it well. There are companies that are ripping nurses off. They say when you complete their program you are a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. But it's not true. After you complete your course, you must work 2000 hours as Legal Nurse Consultant before you can take the national exam to really be certified. I actually researched alot online Tues. of this week. Most college programs for legal nurse consultant can be completed within a year online if you work online at least 7 hrs per week. You can complete sooner if you want to work online more than 7 hrs/week. Cheapest cost I have found is about $2,700 Hope this helps.