At LegalNurse.com, one of our guiding principles is we do what’s right, not what’s easy. That principle has guided me my entire life, first through my RN hospital job, next as a legal nurse consultant and finally in training and mentoring Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.
I asked the CLNC Pros to share some of the home office tools they can’t live without. All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know the importance of a computer and the software programs to support your CLNC business. Take a moment, check your home office inventory against this additional list of must-have tools.
Depending upon the age of your Microsoft Word software, your default document font is probably Calibri with an 11-point font size. Calibri is a sans-serif font, meaning it doesn’t have serifs like everybody’s old favorite font, Times New Roman.
Summer is swiftly coming to a close. So it’s time for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to get productive. Here are 5 productivity applications recommended by the CLNC Pros and me.
When it comes to marketing, are you shy or introverted? Don’t let that stop you. Our Marketing Mentor, Evie shared an experience with a CLNC consultant who was exhibiting with her in our National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC) exhibit booth:
I’m grateful that I left my hospital job in 1983 to pursue my legal nurse consulting business full time. After reading the heart wrenching stories and experiences of stressed out RNs from LegalNurse.com’s National Nurses’ Stress Survey and the deplorable, dare I say Dickensian, conditions they suffer in healthcare facilities, I shudder at the thought of who I would have become if I had chosen to stay put in the hospital, so many years ago.
As a child, I had Lyme Disease, then in 2004, I was bitten by another tick. Terrible timing, since I’d just gotten married. My symptoms were across the chart, from severe fatigue to periodic paralysis on one side of my body. My husband couldn’t handle his wife not walking, not being perfect, so he left, and we divorced. A couple of years later, I made it to an Iron Man finish line, so I guess the joke’s on him.
Tom’s Tech Tip: Landscape and Portrait Together for the First Time (In a Legal Nurse Consulting Report)
I was on a tear this week, tearing my hair out trying to insert a landscape-oriented page into a portrait-oriented document. Finally, after hours of frustration and a little practice, I discovered an easy way to do it. It involves giving yourself a break – a section break that is!
If you walked into my office you’d think I didn’t have much work to do. But trust me, I haven’t always been that organized. Years ago I had to hire an outside consultant to come in and help me figure out what was important and what was ready for the landfill. It turned out to be a more monumental task than I expected and taught me a lesson that lasted a lifetime.
Where did summer go you might be asking? If summer months felt like every other business month to you and you didn’t even dream about a great vacation, much less take one, don’t despair. There’s still time!