It’s hard to believe, but my suitcases – open for packing for Las Vegas – confirm that the season has arrived for the CLNC® Certification Seminars and NACLNC® 2-Day Apprenticeships. Like me, many of you will be traveling and attending this year so thought I’d give you some quick tips to help you make the most out of your experience.
First, even if you live in the city where you’ll be attending, consider getting out of the house and staying in the seminar hotel. This is a demanding week and if you can isolate yourself from your daily distractions, such as email, family crises and needy spouses, you’ll be better able to focus on the task at hand – obtaining your CLNC® Certification! Plus, you and your family can use the break. Trust me, you’ll thank me later.
Second, make sure you bring lots of business cards for networking. You’ll be spending your time with some very motivated nurses, all of whom have a wealth and variety of experience. You will want to capture as many names and as much contact information as possible. You won’t get this chance to meet so many CLNC® subcontractors and peers until the 2013 NACLNC® Conference Cruise, so take advantage of it.
Start thinking about names for your Certified Legal Nurse Consulting business and bring those names with you – my staff and I will be happy to critique them. (Remember, you can’t use the CLNC® Certification mark in the name of your business or your domain name.)
Next you’ll want to bring at least three highlighter pens. They’ll help you highlight and focus on the important material.
Bring a couple of extra pens and a tablet for taking notes outside of your Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting® textbook and for when you practice the CLNC® post tests. That way you won’t be writing and re-writing the answers in your Core and you’ll be taking a “fresh” post test each time.
Some nurses like to use 3×5 index cards as study aids or to quiz each other at mealtimes or study sessions. If that system works for you by all means embrace it and bring those too.
You should bring a light jacket or sweater in case the room gets too cool for you. I can promise it won’t snow in the room, but we don’t always have total control over the meeting facility’s air conditioning systems so it’s better to be prepared than to be cold.
Remember to bring your camera to capture the memories of the fun you’ll be having as well as to take photos of your new CLNC® friends. I love taking photos with you during the breaks.
Finally, make sure you introduce yourself to me. You help to make my week richer when I get to meet you personally, especially after interacting with so many of you on Facebook and Twitter. Unless I’m beating a fast track to the restroom, don’t be shy, stop on by.
Success Is Inside!
P.S. Comment and share seminar tips for your fellow CLNC® peers.