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What I like best about being a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is my days are flexible depending on what I need to get done. Some days I choose not to log any hours at all and relax by the pool, while other days I start at 9:00am.

A Day in the Life of Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Dorene Goldstein – The Benefits of a Highly Flexible Schedule

by Dorene Goldstein, RNC, BSN, CLNC

What I like best about being a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is the flexible schedule. I do not have a typical day or week for that matter. My days are flexible depending on what I need to get done. Some days I choose not to log any hours at all and relax by the pool, while other days I start at 9:00am sitting in my home office working on cases. I usually sit and work for about two hours at a time and then I take a break.

During my break I either walk away completely from my office or I switch tasks. I love being able to have control over my schedule and to manage my time flexibly. Sometimes I work on many different cases at a time. If I get bored with research, I can work on a chronology or a case screening. This work is perfect for me as I like to keep it interesting. Since I never miss a meal, lunchtime comes quickly and I usually eat at about 12:30pm. I allow an hour for lunch and take the dog for a walk no matter what the weather is outside. This time helps clear my head – I find that when I go back to work after this break, I am extremely productive. Such is the benefit of having a very flexible schedule as a legal nurse consultant!

The afternoon is when I am usually at my best. I finish many tasks and check them off the list. This is a satisfying experience. While I would like to say that my days end at 4:00pm, this is usually not the case. I find that many nights after dinner, I return to my home office to plan out my week. Relax, I don’t work every day of the week like this. Some days I only work in the afternoon or I don’t put in any hours at all! My days and weeks are truly flexible and I can thank LegalNurse.com for that.

Working from home can certainly be a challenge for someone like me who gets distracted easily. Walking down the stairs to my office, I pass by the piles of laundry. When I put the laundry in the dryer, I have to take the other clothes out. When I put them away, I realize that the bed needs to be made, etc. The way I avoid this issue is to not do laundry or any other chores during my work day. If I work outside by the pool, this is never a problem because I can’t see the housework that needs to be done.

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*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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