Every year I adopt a new business theme for myself. Some previous examples are “Let It Go” and “Move Like a Maverick.” All year long I have a lot of fun with the theme, but more important, I use the theme to challenge how I think and how I do business.
Engagement is about committing to achieve big. Talk about a group who is willing to engage or commit. Nurses are tycoons of engagement. Nurses commit themselves to situations that make normal people faint. Every nurse I know is fully committed – or maybe ready to be committed. We’ve all worked that shift. Nurses know how to engage and get things done. In the middle of horrendous situations, you instinctively triage on the fly – you resuscitate, defibrillate and medicate and then you go to work. Total engagement.
My most memorable case was the one that taught me valuable lessons that have become the foundation of my legal nurse consulting role. I was requested to review overseas claim forms and medical records with the goal of identifying inappropriate medical billing practices and investigating whether services rendered were appropriate and medically necessary.
“You know a dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows, and the dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.” This lyric in Garth Brooks’ song, The River, perfectly illustrates my nursing career beginning as a combat medic in the United States Army to advancing from certified nurse assistant (CNA) to certified medication aide (CMA), licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and registered nurse (RN).
Like most women, I’m a sucker for a gift with purchase (GWP) at a makeup counter. I never met a GWP offer I could refuse, so I try to steer clear of the mall when I know they’re being offered. Tom’s been shopping with me so many times that if I forget to ask for my GWP, he’ll often pipe in before we close the transaction with “is there a gift with that?”
Have you ever attended a social event or a networking function where you knew no one? Were you “out there,” introducing yourself and getting acquainted? Or were you a “wallflower” stuck like ivy against the wall in need of a bolder soul to drag you into the crowd? Has the COVID-19 pandemic stripped you of the few networking skills you formerly possessed?
Most Certified Legal Nurse Consultants readily admit they can benefit from business advice, but not all advice is good advice. In this blog four CLNC® consultants discuss the worst advice they almost took, the best advice they never took, but wish they had and the best advice they did take.
The professional relationship you establish with attorneys is one of your most important responsibilities as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. We asked the CLNC® Pros to describe their favorite attorney-clients. While four CLNC consultants share four different answers, you’ll notice common themes you will want to aspire to in your own CLNC business relationships.
Vickie: I’d like to introduce you to Renee Snyder, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Renee thank you so much for joining me here today.
Renee: Thank you for inviting me.
First impressions are important. Today, more and more Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are making their first impressions online, not only with the legal community, but also with other CLNC® consultants.