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.
The next time you get your feelings hurt because an attorney called you on a mistake or the quality of your work product, instead of brooding, I suggest you invoke my Thought for Success “It’s not personal, it’s business.”
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…
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.
You’ve heard the saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” But now you do! With Vickie Milazzo Institute’s exclusive Attorney Interview Tool and Virtual Workshop you get to practice that first impression over and over again until you get it right.
In the CLNC® Certification Program we teach RNs how to value themselves, so they don’t underprice their expertise with attorneys. But even before you choose to become a legal nurse consultant you will want to put a high value on you and your nursing expertise, or you might find yourself putting off a well-earned investment in yourself. Putting a high value on yourself starts with investing in a legal nurse consulting program that respects your value as a registered nurse.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed not just the world, but also litigation forever. It’s obvious that the future will bring myriad COVID-19 related lawsuits. Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are pivotal to attorneys understanding the complexities of COVID-19, its transmission, pathophysiology, standards of care, long term complications and much more.