As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant you can get so lost in a case that you forget to track your time. I know I don’t need to explain why you don’t want to lose track of your billable hours or even minutes :). Accurate timekeeping is not just an essential best business practice, it’s how you ensure you’re paid for the time spent on a legal case.
Archive for month: June, 2015
With changes in the Five-Star Quality Rating System affecting the nursing home industry, the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant must understand how Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects and relies on data from various data sources.
When I plan a project or event I expect the best, but plan for the worst. For example, when I fly to a CLNC Certification Seminar city I'll usually take an early morning flight to ensure I arrive timely even if there are flight delays or cancellations. Sure, I can take the chance that everything will go perfectly and avoid getting to the airport at the crack of dawn by flying out much later in the day. But that strategy only works if everything goes perfectly, which you know if you fly, is as rare as getting good service or an in-flight meal!
Remember that old-fashioned combination lock you had on your locker in gym class, nursing school, your RN hospital job or at your CrossFit® class? If you do, I’m sure you also remember that you always had trouble remembering the combination.
Yes, it really is the little things in life that can make our day. All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know I start every day with a cup of healthy green tea. That’s my “me” time and it’s a tradition I’ve faithfully followed no matter where in the world I find myself. Whether I’m revving up for a busy work day, gorilla-trekking in Rwanda or just spending time with my niece Reese, I start my day with quiet tea time.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Ruth Lewis, RN, CLNC shares that presentations are one of her favorite ways to obtain new attorney-clients. Ruth’s strategy is to call the attorney-prospect’s office and offer to do a free 20-minute lunchtime presentation on electronic medical records (EMR).
Successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know that to create opportunities you have to put yourself in front of them. I much prefer to mentor the CLNC consultant who is networking with all of her contacts in person or on social media than the legal nurse consultant who is sitting at home waiting for the attorney to call.
This is one Tech Tip that practically writes itself. Whether or not a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant should upgrade to Windows 10 when it comes out this fall depends on where you are now. I’m not talking about whether you’re in Poughkeepsie, Pittsburgh or Port Huron – what I mean is what version of Windows is running now on the computer you use in your legal nurse consulting business.
It seems like it was just yesterday that we were cruising the Southern Caribbean. Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao are now memories (some foggy, some distinct). I’m so excited to announce that for the 2017 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Conference we’ll spend 7 nights cruising the Eastern Caribbean on one of Royal Caribbean’s newest and largest ships, the Harmony of the Seas. It’s so new it won’t even hit the high seas until 2016 – so we’ll be some of the first and finest passengers aboard!
We all make mistakes, but what if you could make fewer ones? It’s easy. Just follow the advice of these four seasoned Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. They outline a dozen of the most common mistakes RNs make when launching a CLNC business. Plus they reveal how to avoid them.