My career as a legal nurse consultant began more than 17 years ago. I was working at a hospital as a geriatric clinical nurse specialist and wound care consultant. In the fall of 2003, a defense attorney contacted me and requested that I review medical records for a hospital.
Most of us are happy to have 2020 behind us. That said, I hope your new year is off to a joyful and productive start. Thankfully COVID-19 vaccines are on our horizons and we can all look forward to a new year that looks much different than the one we’ve left behind. I for one am looking forward to hugging friends and family and travelling again.
Gearing Up for 2021 – 1 Year, 365 Opportunities for Imagination, Creation and Innovation in 6 Simple Steps
2021 is around the corner. One year filled with 365 opportunities to grow your legal nurse consulting business. Approach 2021 strategically with imagination, creation and innovation and you will experience a year that is even stronger than 2020.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants often work with attorneys outside of their geographic area. In this blog four CLNC® consultants discuss the percentage of attorneys outside of their geographic area, the differences in consulting and communicating with these attorneys and how to expand your CLNC business outside of your geographic area.
Some attorneys are like a fat pile of medical records. The truth is in there – somewhere. When they talk, it’s not enough to listen. You’ve got to read between the lines of what they say to get to what they really mean, need and most of all, want. They’re not purposely obtuse, they just keep things close to their chest, while still playing the game.
I’m a big advocate of brainstorming and often some of the best ideas for my business have come from brainstorming, both formally and informally. I’ve been my happiest when observing staff brainstorming in the hallway, in each other’s offices, at each others’ desks and even in the restrooms.
“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.”