Michigan has many nursing jobs available, but not enough nurses to fill them. According to an industry study, Michigan is projected to be 18,000 nurses short by 2015. The main issue, much like in other states, is that there is not enough qualified faculty to accommodate the numerous qualified applicants interested in nursing. Another issue is the aging nursing workforce. Both of these problems are being addressed, and the good news is nurses and nursing instructors are in high demand across the state.
Legal nurse consultants (LNCs) lend their nursing experience and expertise to attorneys to help with the medical aspects of their cases. Several organizations and agencies exist for legal nurse consultants, though the main professional LNC organization is the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. The Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) program is maintained by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB) and is accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). A registered nurse can also become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC), but this credential is not recognized by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).