Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting

9780967825397: Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting
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The Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting®, Twelfth Edition is a comprehensive outline that identifies the body of knowledge specific to legal nurse consulting. It lists the major topics the legal nurse consultant (LNC) must be familiar with to succeed in this field and also serves as an outline of topics tested on the CLNC® Certification Examination.

The Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting®, Twelfth Edition is written and edited by Vickie L. Milazzo, RN, MSN, JD, with contributions from leading nurse consultants from a variety of practice areas throughout the country. First published by the Institute in 1994, the Core is updated as the legal nurse consulting field evolves and emerges as its own specialty practice of nursing.

In just 40 hours Vickie Milazzo delivers her step-by-step blueprint for legal nurse consulting success. The Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting® textbook also includes 19 educational modules on DVD, and the CLNC® Certification Exam. It is your university at home with the pioneer of legal nurse consulting. This activity provides 40 contact hours for the nurse.

  • Study at your own pace in the comfort of your home or car.
  • Review the programs as often as you like to master every detail. Experts say repetition is the key to success.
  • You have 6 months to complete the CLNC® Home-Study Certification Program.
  • Call the Institute with any questions you have about the CLNC® Certification Program.
  • Complete your CLNC® Certification by sitting for the CLNC® Certification Exam at the Prometric Testing Center (Sylvan Technology Center) near you. One exam fee is included in the cost of the program.


  • Tips on how to study for the CLNC® Certification Exam
The Role of the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC®)
  • 7 types of legal cases on which you can consult.
  • Consult behind the scenes and never spend a day in court.
  • 30 specific services you can provide to attorneys.
The Litigation Process
  • The 10 key stages of litigation and your role in each.
  • Master over 100 basic legal terms.
Theories of Liability and Defenses
  • Intentional torts.
  • Negligence theory.
  • Strict liability.
Personal Injury, Products Liability, Toxic Tort and Workers' Compensation Cases
  • Learn how various legal theories affect your role in products liability, toxic torts, work-related injuries and general personal injury cases.
  • Understand your role as a CLNC® in each type of cases.
How to Screen Medical-related Cases Effectively and Efficiently
  • 4 legal elements you must know to analyze a case.
  • Complete your initial screening opinion within 5 hours with our simple-to-use screening form.
  • Apply the 11 essentials of effective screening.
  • Quickly spot more than 50 types of defensible cases.
  • Recognize more than 30 plaintiff alert situations.
  • PLUS: Hands-on case evaluation workshop.
Comprehensive Case Evaluation Strategies and Report Writing Techniques
  • 40 report writing strategies for presenting your opinions professionally and with confidence.
  • 70 plaintiff allegations and common defenses.
How to Detect Tampering in a Medical Record
  • Evaluate 8 legal implications of tampering.
  • Recognize 15 tampering alert signals.
  • Apply 5 tampering detection techniques.
How to Research Medical-related Cases
  • Use your home computer as a powerful research tool.
  • Select and access the best authoritative information from databases, information brokers and the Internet.
Standards of Care
  • Research 7 required sources for standards of care.
  • Use 5 key steps for analyzing policies and procedures.
The CLNC®'s Role in Managed Care Litigation
  • Carve a lucrative niche in this exploding litigation field.
  • Understand the legal theories of liability and defenses in cases involving managed care organizations (MCOs).
Helping Attorneys with Discovery
  • Assist your attorney-client with 6 methods of discovery.
  • Implement 11 guidelines for drafting discovery.
Helping Attorneys Develop Demonstrative Evidence
  • Learn how to work with a graphics consultant on behalf of the attorney.
  • Assist the attorney with applying 10 types of demonstrative evidence to any type of case.
The Role of the Nurse as a Testifying Expert
  • Master 100 testifying strategies to assist your attorney-client in prepping expert witnesses.
  • 50 ways to anticipate opposition tactics.
  • PLUS: Dramatic excerpts from actual video depositions.
Locating and Working with Testifying Experts
  • 9 sources for finding qualified testifying experts.
  • 7 steps for working effectively with experts.
How to Formulate and Negotiate Contracts
  • 30 essential contract clauses with 50 examples.
  • 11 "red flag" terms to avoid.
  • PLUS: Sample contracts and letters for subcontractors, experts and attorney-clients.
Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Understand confidentiality issues affecting the CLNC®.
How to Develop an Action-Oriented Marketing Strategy
  • Develop your ideal promotional package.
  • 12 proven methods for locating attorney-clients.
  • 50 breakthrough marketing strategies.
  • Create a low budget and profitable marketing plan.
Successful Interview Techniques
  • 20 strategies for creating successful client interviews.
  • Answer 14 common interview questions with ease.
  • Learn how to leave every interview with a new case in hand.
Business Development Principles
  • Negotiate your fee to earn $100-$150/hour.
  • Set up and manage your business for profitability with the Institute's proven business principles.
  • Test taking tips for the CLNC® Certification Exam.
  • CLNC® recertification guidelines.
The Vickie Milazzo Institute Guarantees the Most Credible Legal Nurse Consulting Education:
  • Taught by the Pioneer of Legal Nurse Consulting
  • The Most Credible National Certification
  • The Proven Expert for 25 Years
  • FREE CLNC® Mentoring
  • 6-Month Risk-Free Guarantee
  • FREE NACLNC® Association Membership
  • The Most Documented Number of Successful Graduates
  • The Only National Certification for Beginners
  • The Most Cost-effective Training
  • The Leader in Legal Nurse Consulting Research and Development

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About the Author
When Vickie L. Milazzo, RN, MSN, JD pioneered the field of legal nurse consulting in 1982, she single-handedly created a new nursing specialty.

In 1994, she developed and implemented the first national certification program for legal nurse consultants. Widely recognized by attorneys, the CLNC® Certification is the official certification of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Vickie is the authoritative educator in this field and is nationally known for her innovative approaches to training, coaching and mentoring tens of thousands of RNs, empowering them to take control of their lives while creating exciting and profitable careers.

Vickie is the bestselling author of Inside Every Woman: Using the 10 Strengths You Didn't Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now.

In addition to serving as the editor of the bimonthly electronic newsletter, Legal Nurse Consulting Ezine, Vickie is the author of numerous legal nurse consulting textbooks and audio and video programs. She has been featured on radio and TV and her work has been published in a variety of nursing and legal publications including USA Today, NurseWeek, Nursing Spectrum,, Medical-Legal Reporter, National Medical-Legal Journal, Forensic Nurse, JAVA, National Nurses in Business, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Newsletter, Revolution, and American Journal of Nursing.

As a successful entrepreneur, Vickie has been profiled in The New York Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Houston Business Journal, Houston Woman Magazine, JAVA, The Progressive, UST Insider, Priority, NurseWeek and Texas Bar Journal. Feature articles on Vickie and legal nurse consulting have appeared in Lawyers Weekly USA, Entrepreneur, Houston Chronicle, Texas Lawyer, Women's Enterprise, L.A. Daily Journal, Employment Review, West U Examiner, Emerging Business, Pittsburgh Business Times, and Ladies Home Journal.

A nationally acclaimed public speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, Vickie has spoken for groups such as the eWomen Network, Texas Conference for Women, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Farmers Insurance, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, and Oncology Nursing Society.

Vickie was honored as one of Inc.'s Top 10 Entrepreneurs, received the Stevie Award as Mentor of the Year and NurseWeek's Nursing Excellence Award for Advancing the Profession. The Vickie Milazzo Institute was named to the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses by Houston Business Journal and her company occupies a spot on the Houston Business Journal's list of Houston's Top 100 Small Businesses.

Vickie earned her bachelor of science in nursing at St. Thomas University and her master of science in nursing at Texas Women's University, both in Houston. She earned her juris doctor at South Texas College of Law.

Vickie is a powerful advocate for women in business and for nurses. Her vision is to revolutionize nursing careers one RN at a time. The most common refrain from CLNC®s is, "She changed my life!"

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