The business of being a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is hard so I’m always striving to make managing the business as easy as possible. How? By critiquing my own work and expecting my staff here at LegalNurse.com to critique theirs too.
If you’re a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who is a laptop computer user, you probably don’t have to read this Tech Tip, although I would recommend you do anyway. If you’re a CLNC® consultant who uses only a desktop computer – read on!
At the risk of sounding somewhat less than visionary, the future is the so-called “Internet of things.” More and more of the devices that support us in our daily life are becoming connected to the Internet or connected to our smartphones and then de facto connected to the Internet.
The Windows operating system and its associated Microsoft Office applications, in all of their various forms, can often be buggy and frustrating to use. MS Office programs run normally for months, then for no apparent reason, crash every time you put in a period (.).
An RN attending the CLNC Certification Seminar shared that an attorney has been badgering her for five years to become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant through LegalNurse.com. When I asked her, “What took you so long?” I was expecting her to say something like, “I got married” or “I was recovering from an accident,” but instead she said, “I thought the program was expensive.”
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Christina Krager, RN, BSN, CCRN, TNCC, NREMT-B, EMT-P, CLNC is thrilled that her legal nurse consulting business has expanded to replace her full-time RN job at the hospital. She credits networking and subcontracting with other CLNC consultants for her success.
Optimism is oxygen to successful entrepreneurs. I’ve owned my legal nurse consulting business for 33 years now and you might wonder what it is that gets me up and out of bed every day. The answer is certainly not escaping my share of a healthy dose of challenges.
This Tech Tip isn’t about protecting your personal information, it’s more about preserving or deleting it. Every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant has probably run across a Facebook page belonging to someone who’s deceased. It might have been a friend, a nursing colleague from your RN hospital job, a CLNC subcontractor or an attorney-client (which explains the unpaid invoices). The problem with Facebook is that if someone doesn’t have the log-in credentials to close an account, after someone passes, the page(s) remains forever.
Attorneys like working with professional Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. One aspect of professionalism means an attorney doesn’t have to give you a second thought unless it’s to rave about your medical malpractice case report. No one likes to think they’re high-maintenance, but it pays to look at yourself from someone else’s point of view.
As a member of the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC) you are part of a thriving, growing and ever-changing organization. The legal nurse consulting specialty is what it is because of each of you. Legal nurse consulting is not a separate entity. You ARE legal nurse consulting. Together we are part of one organism – you could say we are each other’s harvest and each other’s business.