1. Your efforts may result in getting money to victims or the chance to defend the innocent.
2. You help the attorney assist his client improve the quality of his life, either by obtaining needed medical care for injuries or by helping a defendant get through and past the lawsuit to put it behind him.
3. You help the patient or family get closure about issues.
4. You get to learn about a wide variety of occupations and how people function in various roles.
5. You can do intellectually stimulating work.
6. Your skills may solve the puzzle of a case.
7. You have the chance to be self employed.
8. You have the opportunity to earn a higher income than the average nurse.
9. You have the chance to use your teaching, presentation and persuasive skills when working with attorneys.
10. You can do this work anywhere as long as you can read records or use a computer
11. You will not run out of work; there is an infinite number of ways people can get hurt.
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC has been a legal nurse consultant since 1987. She firmly believes it is great to be a legal nurse consultant. Learn more about how to become a legal nurse consultant by reading The Path to Legal Nurse Consulting, Second Edition.