If you’re considering a career as a legal nurse consultant, I’m sure you’ve thought, “How would I even get started?” The idea of changing a career is an intimidating one. Add onto that, your commitments, both personal and family, and I can understand how it would be very easy to talk yourself into thinking it just can’t be done. One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain is “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
A large part of being successful is deciding to go for what you want. As a registered nurse, you’ve already undertaken one of the most stressful and challenging jobs in the world. What is unique about the legal nurse consulting profession is that you are building upon your existing expertise as a registered nurse. You have the foundation – now is the time to add the “getting started” part.
Here are three reasons why Mark Twain’s sage advice of just getting started (part time as a legal nurse consultant) makes sense for you:
- It’s Been Done – Think about how daunting it would be to get started as a registered nurse if no one had done it before. Rather scary indeed. That is not the case with legal nurse consulting. Having trained thousands of registered nurses through our CLNC® Certification Program, I can share with you first hand so many stories of RNs who have gone on to amazing success by starting part time. Two great examples of such stories are here and here.
- Success Requires Effort – Having a successful legal nurse consulting career is not easy. It takes commitment and hard work. But isn’t that the truth with any fulfilling career? One thing RNs aren’t afraid of is work, and your career will be even more rewarding when you work for yourself. You don’t need to quit your RN job at the hospital to get started. By starting your legal nurse consulting job part time, you can supplement your income while building your CLNC consulting practice.
- Mentoring as Long as You Remain Certified – None of us get to where we are in life alone. We all need help. Be it advice or another person’s perspective, having a network to lean on helps us build upon our strengths and manage our weaknesses. This is especially true in a legal nurse consulting business. A mentoring network is such a huge part of being successful as a legal nurse consultant. That is also why all of our legal nurse certification programs include mentoring from myself and the most experienced Certified Legal Nurse Consultants in the industry. If you’d like to learn more about mentoring, you can do so here.
Getting started in your legal nurse consulting career part time is one great way to go for it. Put your “Get Started” Post-It® note on your mirror today!
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