Registered nurses working RN hospital jobs know that weekends and holidays are terrible times to be admitted to a hospital – whether for a life-threatening condition or simply for observation.
I realized the direction the nursing profession was going and its misalignment with my own nursing ethics. Compromises were being made at the expense of patient safety. My integrity prevented me from accepting those compromises. Seeing that I could no longer be safely effective at the bedside, I could not in good conscience continue to support the mindset and practices being forced upon me.
Whether it’s a national news anchor, print reporter or radio personality interviewing me or simply a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who has a prurient interest in my success, I’m often asked “Vickie, what’s NEXT?” That question has got to be one of the top 10 least favorite questions people ask me.
At the CLNC Certification Seminar while discussing Microsoft® Word with a group of future Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, the conversation came around to highlighting and deleting (or moving) a sentence or paragraph in a document such as a legal nurse consulting case report. I asked the group how they cut and pasted the text and received the expected answer. “I take my mouse in hand, highlight the text and then click on the Scissors icon and then the Paste icon.”
Experienced Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know that a patient’s choice of surgeon can significantly increase the odds of a better surgical outcome. But when a patient is about to undergo a high-risk surgical procedure, they might not be considering another important variable – the “predicted survival” estimate for the procedure at the particular treating facility.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Michelle Kelson, RN, BSN, CLNC shares that it was an attorney who cemented her decision to become a CLNC consultant. As an obstetrical nurse with more than 30 years experience, Michelle had considered attending LegalNurse.com’s CLNC Certification Program for more than a year.