I’m a BSN nurse with 13 years of hospital experience, including CICU, cardiovascular step-down, management, and most recently, perioperative nursing. I’m looking to transition out of hospital nursing, and possibly become an entrepreneur. What are your thoughts on legal
Interested in Entrepreneurship
Dear Donna replies:
Dear Interested in Entrepreneurship,
Legal nurse consulting is certainly one possibility for a viable business. But you should know some of this work is now being outsourced overseas to physicians in other countries. Whether or not this trend will continue and what the long-term impact on this specialty will be is hard to say. But by all means do some informational interviewing (www.Nurse.com/Cardillo/Interviewing) with other nurses currently running successful LNC businesses while considering your options.
You can find experienced LNCs through the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (www.aalnc.org). Attend some local chapter meetings as a guest for now. When there’s something you want to do or are considering doing, it makes sense to rub elbows with those already doing it.
I also recommend you contact the National Nurses in Business Association (www.nnbanow.com).
If you want to further explore all of your non-traditional options, including entrepreneurship, consider attending my Career Alternatives for Nurses seminar. I discuss LNC and many other options.
Here is an article you may find helpful, Considering consulting?