So many registered nurses tell me they’ve seen my advertisements for years before making the decision to become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Then, when they come through the CLNC 5-Day Certification Seminar they’ll exclaim, “I wish I’d done this sooner!” C.S. Lewis reminds us that we’re never too old to start fresh on a new dream or goal.
The 2015 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Conference (NACLNC) will be here before we know it and you’re probably already booking your excursions and planning all the fun things you want to do in the exciting port cities. We’ll be on the Adventure of the Seas for eight fun-filled days and we’ll be departing from the exotic and historic port of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Here’s a list of 13 fun things every CLNC consultant should fit in before the cruise ends.
I thought I’d start out 2015 by wishing all my CLNC amigos and other readers a happy New Year. I also wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that there is NO REASON WHATSOEVER for any Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to download a malware package to your computer because you clicked on a link in an unexpected or suspicious email.
How often in your legal nurse consulting business have you had a client, either a medical malpractice or personal injury attorney, who needed the report yesterday? If you’re like me, one time is one time too many. In the legal nurse consulting business a “yesterday” deadline is no fun for you, and it’s not good for the attorney either.
If you’ve promised yourself that you are going to be more productive in 2015 than you were in 2014, here’s a tip: you will have to learn to say No.
I recently exhibited with a CLNC Mentor at a legal conference in Indianapolis. What a win! The entire experience was so organized from beginning to end, including the call with Vickie Milazzo Institute providing the info I needed to exhibit effectively, to the follow-up reminders from the Institute after exhibiting. The organization and support from the institute has made the whole process of exhibiting easy and fun, which are two things that I didn’t expect on my first big public outing as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to be.
In 2014 it seemed that every time I picked up a newspaper or tuned in to a news channel, GM’s recalls due to the faulty ignition switches, dominated the news. So much so that any Certified Legal Nurse Consultant would presume there was a virtual tsunami of litigation against GM.
Moody’s Investors Service issued a negative 2015 outlook for not-for-profit (NFP) healthcare organizations. Moody’s predicts that hospital revenue will remain weak and operating expenses will increase. In 2014 Modern Healthcare reported that revenues were up for NFP facilities, but that those gains were offset by operating costs associated with the increased number of sicker patients. In essence, hospitals are handling more with less.
It’s only five days into 2015 and you undoubtedly already know where you stand on goals for your CLNC business. When it comes to goal setting and achieving New Year’s goals I’ve mentored three types of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.
I am already feeling so much excitement in the air about 2015. If you desire 2015 to be your best year yet as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, here’s some sage advice from Eleanor Roosevelt.