To consult with attorneys as a legal nurse consultant you must first be able and willing to talk to them. Why am I stating the obvious? Because when first starting out in the legal nurse occupation, many registered nurses are terrified of talking to and approaching attorneys.
Emerson’s quote, “I’m a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have.” is a favorite of mine because it is a truth all successful people grasp.
If you’ve never had a hospital management job as an RN you’ve probably never taken a leadership class. Yet leadership is required of every registered nurse no matter your RN job. Remember that new resident you guided to give appropriate medical orders? And the patient you educated about a chronic health condition? And that attending physician that you had to hand-lead to a correct diagnosis? Those are just a few examples of how RNs exercise leadership every day on the job.