The term “strength in numbers” is never more true than when you’re promoting your legal nurse consulting business. Yet I am often surprised how little this not-so-secret strategy is utilized.
CLNC® Success Story: International Client Affords This Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Worlds of Opportunities
Eight years ago, I branched out – way out – in my legal nurse consulting business. I landed an international client, adding a new and different service to my CLNC business. In addition to working with attorneys and insurance clients in the U.S., I am also a consultant for an international medical device company.
To be remarkable is to be noticeable, uncommon or extraordinary. Consider any person in any walk of professional life you admire and I’d wager they possess one of these characteristics. The professional you hold in the highest regard most probably possesses all three.
Admit it, every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant has been there. In the heat of the moment you compose an email to an attorney-client, CLNC subcontractor or expert witness, click the send button and then, for some reason best left to your particular imagination, immediately decide it’s best if you could un-send or recall that email. But you can’t, what’s sent is sent, and the damage whether it is misspelled words, a badly constructed sentence or a bridge burned completely to the ground, is done.
Remember when the buzzword of the day was the “paperless office?” All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants imagined online collaboration or marking up of electronic documents through Adobe Acrobat’s “Sticky Notes,” Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes,” Google Docs or, if you had the technology, a SharePoint server.
After 18 years as an RN, becoming a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant sounded intriguing, and what finally motivated me to take the step was going through my own malpractice suit. My four-year-old son received a bad chemical burn from his pediatricians. He ended up having multiple surgeries and lost a testicle.