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Thoughts for Success: Dissatisfaction Just Might Be the Push You Need to Make the Changes You Need to Become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

I have the privilege of working and conversing with RNs from all over the United States. Most RNs who attend the CLNC® Certification Program share that it was dissatisfaction that pushed them to become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

Thoughts for Success: Dissatisfaction Just Might Be the Push You Need to Make the Changes You Need

Dissatisfaction from long working hours, lack of sleep, unsupportive management, unrealistic workloads, lack of authority and respect, insufficient compensation… The list is endless. These dissatisfactions are all part of the profile of today’s typical RN, but they don’t have to be. Sure, you can gather at the nurses’ station, complain and air your dissatisfaction with your RN job at the hospital, but where will that get you?

Dissatisfaction is the perfect antidote for complacency. In 1982 I seized my dissatisfaction, stared hard at the woman in the mirror and demanded a different career destiny. I wanted a big, vivid, spicy, succulent life. I wanted to experience passion, fun and wicked success, and I’ve found it as an entrepreneur, legal nurse consultant and educator.

If you’re unhappy with your RN job, seize your dissatisfaction. It just might be the push you need to make the changes you need. Dissatisfaction can be the best thing that happens to you. It sure was for me and the 3,000+ Certified Legal Nurse Consultants I know and love.

Success Is Yours!

P.S.  Comment and share how dissatisfaction drives you to make changes you need for your nursing career.

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  1. Linde Varrallo
    Linde Varrallo says:

    The two biggest pushes for me have been dissatisfaction with salary and being frustrated by not being able to really use the skills I’ve attained, and subsequently be able to really live my passions. I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years, and because of my husband’s health issues, I am the primary earner in the family. I found myself in my 50’s with financial worries, not being able to pay bills on time and/or save money, and constantly anxious about retirement funds. Also, I have tried several different areas of nursing (inpatient, outpatient, homecare, management, QAPI) and have always ended up feeling underutilized and underappreciated, as well as overworked and just plain exhausted. I had another career prior to returning to school 20+ years ago to become a nurse, and I don’t recall ever feeling as unappreciated and disrespected as I have since becoming and working as an RN (I worked in healthcare in an administrative role for almost 10 years before becoming a nurse and felt much more appreciated in that role!). I just knew it was time to make a very major change and although I still am working full time as an RN and just getting my CLNC® business off the ground, I am very grateful that I am making this change! And, especially with Vickie Milazzo Institute. It has been a positive and amazing experience from the very beginning. THANK YOU!

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