Not long after starting my nursing career as an RN in the operating room, I noticed how unhappy the “lifer” nurses were. I knew what I wanted for my life ultimately was to be happy and that meant there was something more for me outside of typical nursing.
In nursing school I worked with heroin addicts – not exactly the most fun or inspiring bunch of people to be around. Not having an addictive personality myself, I couldn’t understand the forces that drove them. I wanted to tell them just because you’ve inserted the needle doesn’t mean you have to inject the heroin, but I knew it wouldn’t mean anything to them.
Choosing to become a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision. In fact, most CLNC® consultants start part time. I’ve asked the CLNC Pros to share their recommendations for starting part time while balancing a full-time RN job. Here’s how they made it work…
I wish I could control when, how or what time of day my mind is going to have its best ideas, but ideas don’t care about time. For example, I’ve been known to change the title of a program right before publication of the program and then, everyone at the Institute from education to marketing and sales to accounting has to scramble to change every associated ANCC accreditation document, online platform content, postcard, catalog description, email campaign, advertisement, invoice, website and you get the picture.
Remember when you graduated from nursing school and started your first RN job in the hospital? Everything was fun. Starting your first IV – fun! Coding your first patient – fun! Cleaning up a patient’s crap – well maybe not fun…
“Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come” is a quote from Janet Erskine Stuart I’ve had on my desk since I turned 41.
Every day I hear from RNs who say “I waited XX years to finally take the CLNC® Certification Program. I should have done it sooner.” Waiting patiently for what we want is not a strategy for achieving it. That’s why I love the quote “Life wasn’t too short: it was too long to waste unduly on non-love, non-laughter and non-decisions.”
When you decide to become a legal nurse consultant, I respect that you have choices. After all it’s your life – your choice. When you choose Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC® Certification Program, everyone at the Institute makes it their goal to nurture you and the choice you’ve made. RNs were recognized as true heroes of healthcare by the Institute long before the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s why we respect and care how you feel about the CLNC Certification Program and your relationship with the Institute long after you’re certified.
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