Mitzi Wortman, RN-BC, LNCC, CCM
Mitzi is the sole proprietor of Legal Nurse Services. She is a mentor in the field of case management,a teacher of Elder Law for paralegals, a course instructor for legal nurse consulting and practical implementation. She is known for her unique passion and ability to train nurses, medical social workers, healthcare workers, and providers to transition into the case management experience with a focus on organizational goals and the patients’ well being.
Mitzi is a registered nurse who holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from Portland Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Mitzi is a case manager, speaker, trainer, and mentor. She has over 20 years of nurse case management experience in worker’s compensation, elder care, acute medical care, utilization management, and discharge planning. She is a certified case manager (CCM) with the Case Management Society of America (CMSA).
Mitzi has over 30 years’ experience in Nursing Practice which includes medical/surgical, cardiac care, stroke rehabilitation, acute and ER psychiatric nursing. She received her Legal Nurse Certification from San Francisco State University and is a leader in the field of legal nurse consulting. Mitzi served 2 terms as president of Bay Area Chapter Northern California (BACNC/AALNC). She is board certified (BC) by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as both a nurse case manager and a psychiatric nurse specialist. Mitzi, also, holds a certification in Legal Nurse Consulting (LNCC) from the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).
She is a member of various associations which include the Bay Area Chapter of Northern California (BACNC) of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA).
“I believe the need for nurse case managers in the future is growing with the increase in our aging population. I want to help in training and mentoring professionals to meet this challenge going forward.”—M. Wortman, RN