Today we celebrate not only Florence Nightingale’s birthday, but also the modern nursing profession she created. As a result of her groundbreaking strategies, Florence helped turn nursing into an established, trained and educated profession.
I had no idea the industry of legal nurse consulting existed, yet I was interested in the legal world even before I became a nurse. One day eight years into my career, I was talking to a coworker. “I love nursing,” I told her, “but the legal aspects of what we do intrigues me too. I wish I could find a way to do both.”
I was deeply saddened by the recent earthquake in Nepal. When I visited Nepal in 1999 I went in search of the astonishing Himalayan Mountains. I came away with an even more surprising and lasting gift from the Nepalese people who inhabit those mountains.
This week we celebrate and recognize nurses of every nursing specialty, job description and nationality. We do so knowing that registered nurses are called to almost every job we can imagine. RNs hold nursing jobs in insurance companies, hospitals, clinics, offices, foreign aid, fitness, wellness, prisons and as Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, just to name a few. And then there are our family and friends to whom we’re often both RN and physician.
If you could work fewer hours as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant while earning more, would you? The business tip I share here grows out of my all-time favorite mentoring situation.
Houston has long been a restaurant city. A story in the USA Today revealed that we have more than 10,000 restaurants here in Houston. Naturally I haven’t eaten in all of them, but I’ve got more than a few under my belt.
ICU nurse, attorney and a very successful legal nurse consultant combined into one Vickie adds up to a speedy, decisive personality. In the world of business, that can be a positive and sometimes a negative attribute.