While the life of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is different every day, I do enjoy waking up and starting my day in a relaxed atmosphere without the worry of beating the time clock. A nice cup of coffee in hand, I contemplate the direction I want to go and the ideas I want to accomplish. Ideas center around marketing, cases that need my attention, attorneys I need to call or email and dreams I will build upon. After an hour of brainstorming, I begin my day.
Letters of recommendation are one of the most impactful components of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant’s promotional package. But what if your attorney-client wants you to take a stab at writing the letter for her signature?
All of us will come out of the COVID-19 pandemic with beaucoup stories of various and sundry subjects and equally varying quality. Some will be funny, some tragic, some inspirational and some profound. All stories are welcome – after all, variety is the stuff life is made of.
I’m often in awe of, and humbled by, the nursing knowledge and expertise of the RNs who come through the CLNC® Certification Program. I joke with Tom that if I ever have a medical crisis, I hope it’s in a room full of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. Now that you’ve become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, it’s a good idea to let the world know that you’ve mastered a complex body of specialized knowledge beyond your nursing degree.
With the COVID-19 pandemic many people are still choosing to stay close to home even though states have opened up. I’m one of those people. This is not an easy decision for someone used to traveling more than 16 weeks a year.
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: My First Case Still Inspires My Role as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant 16 Years Later
My most Memorable CLNC® Case is the first case I consulted on. The case involved a nursing home patient who choked and expired as result of improper basic life support (BLS) by the staff. I was able to put my nursing expertise and new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant skills to work to help someone who had a poor outcome from negligent care.