Many RNs who come to the CLNC® Certification Seminar ask, “Vickie, are we really going to get through the entire Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting textbook in five days?” My response, “Absolutely. It’s my job to make sure that you get what you need to successfully consult on medical-related cases with attorneys.”
After completing my master’s degree, I knew I didn't want to teach nursing. I'd previously seen an advertisement for Vickie Milazzo Institute's CLNC Certification Program and I couldn't stop thinking about it. The idea of using what I already knew in a more interesting way appealed to me.
How many times in your life has someone told you to, “Be realistic?” Whatever the number, even just one time is one time too many. Whether it’s thinking you can get everything packed in that one, small suitcase :) , or that you’ll get way more done in the day than is possible for three Certified Legal Nurse Consultants or that you’re going to achieve that impossibly audacious goal – the most common refrain you’re likely to hear from the naysayers is “get real” or “be realistic.”
For Certified Legal Nurse Consultants a website, like an email address, isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity! A website and the accompanying domain name allow you to brand yourself and your legal nurse consulting business to attorneys who litigate medical-related cases. Attorneys may never visit your website, but they expect you to have one. They also expect your email address to match your website’s domain name.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Karla Smit, RN, BSN, BC, CLNC shares her success while exhibiting with the CLNC Marketing Mentors from Vickie Milazzo Institute. This was her first time marketing her legal nurse consulting services to attorney-prospects at a legal conference and the experience far exceeded her expectations.
Dr. Seuss reminds us that fun is always just around the corner. And speaking of fun, I had so much fun on the 2015 NACLNC Conference Cruise watching (and playing with) all of the Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Between receptions, excursions, meals and sessions, it seemed that everywhere I went there was someone to have fun with – fun was always just around the corner.
Ask me about pressure ulcers – I can tell you anything you want to know. It's what I've done for 15 years, so I know it inside and out, and it's where I've gotten the bulk of my cases. I'm also good with falls, acute care and some long term care, but pressure ulcers – that's my field. I will go up against anybody, anywhere, anytime.
Thank you for making the 2015 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Conference Cruise such a success. I loved hearing how much you learned from the CLNC speakers and seeing you network with your new CLNC friends. I had such a blast with all of you.
Fear has a way of owning us, if we let it. But often, fear is nothing more than hot air – something that has no substance. Whether it’s the fear of talking to an attorney as a new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant or the fear of severing a business relationship with an underperforming subcontractor, taking action is the express route to taking back ownership of your conscious intentions and to doing what you know you need to do.
Hospitals have long been penalized for high rates of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and as Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know, HAIs can have serious, long-term consequences for patients. Hospital-acquired infections have been estimated to cause up to $30 billion in annual medical costs.