There is a great need to create and fill more nursing jobs in New Hampshire, but there is currently a shortage. This is not due to a lack of interest in nursing, but rather a lack of faculty to teach qualified applicants at nursing schools and hospitals. Recent efforts have been made to expand programs and add nursing courses online, but with the average age of RNs being almost 50 in the state, more will need to be done to make up for an aging workforce.
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).