As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, I have had a number of wonderful experiences. These are the three memorable ones I want to share with CLNC consultants everywhere. After reading this, I hope you’ll agree that we do make a difference.
Archive for month: March, 2010
Good question, Tech Tipper Tom! Do you need to encrypt my legal nurse consulting business data to keep it away from prying eyes? My answer is “That depends.” If you’re using a desktop system for your legal nurse consulting business and there’s no one around but your immediate family, and if you believe you can trust them, there is no reason to encrypt the hard drive on your PC. But, if you share a desktop with your spouse and children and they have a habit of getting malware infestations, you may want to encrypt the data. If you’re a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who uses a laptop computer only and who keeps the data on the local drive of that computer (versus on an external hard drive or server in your office) and who also travels with that computer or shares it – you may want to encrypt your data. The way I see it, even paranoids have real enemies, so if you feel you have the need to encrypt your data, you should. If you’re like me and are rolling your eyes at the thought, you don’t.
Thanks to all the CLNC consultants who attended the 2010 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Conference in Nashville. I so loved hearing how much you learned from our speakers and keynote speaker, Genevieve Bos, editor of Pink magazine and seeing all you gained networking with your CLNC peers. It was a blast partying with you and Captain “Tom” Sparrow on the river dinner cruise. But my favorite part was getting to talk with so many of you. I love hearing your CLNC Success Stories and am so energized by them.
Last week I was mentoring an RN who had just over twenty years of nursing experience. She had one of those backgrounds and skill sets that should have been the envy of the staff around her. She was considering a nursing career change and wanted to talk to me about legal nurse consulting. I asked what was holding her back from making a change and she told me flat out that it was fear. She was afraid to make a move that would affect her life, either for the positive or for the negative. I asked her how long she’d been considering a change and she told me three years – after a friend of hers had become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
Those of you who know me well know that my supposed antipathy to Apple computers is an act. I think they're some of the best computers on the market and some of the easiest to use. In the old days of steam-driven hard drives, there wasn't much interoperability between Mac OS and Windows operating systems. Well, as time has rolled on my CLNC amigos – things have changed.
You have the strength of genius. You save lives every day. Is there anything more intelligent than that? Saving lives requires a special kind of genius. Move over, Einstein. Let a nurse handle it.
Here at the Institute we frequently mentor a new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who is about to go on their first attorney interview. As an example, one CLNC consultant emailed us, “I have an appointment next Tuesday with one of the most prominent medical malpractice firms in the state. It’s with their lead attorney and he wants to speak with me about a case but he hasn’t actually given it to me yet. I have a few questions regarding this interview and I have to admit I am very nervous.”
My heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all the Certified Legal Nurse Consultants who attended our successful 2010 NACLNC Conference in Nashville. Our sell-out gathering was a spectacular event, and I hope you all had as much fun as I did. It was great to see and talk with all of you again.
I know more and more Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are joining Twitter and the ranks of the tweeters. I also know from looking at the Twitter homepages of some of the people following Vickie that many of you don't customize your Twitter homepage (not even using a stock Twitter background). Some of you don't have a photo or any personal information in your profile!
Tom and I saw the movie Invictus weeks ago and I’m still moved by the final words of the poem that the character, Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman), said kept him going. The poem, Invictus by William Ernest Henley, consists of just sixteen lines – but it’s the last two which captivate me most.