In our lives there are many seasons, and with each season there is opportunity to passionately pursue our purpose. From the moment I was asked (while in the second grade) what I wanted to do when I grew up, I said I was going to be a nurse.
Referral is by far the best and fastest way to gain new attorney-clients and more cases for your legal nurse consulting business. Referral is not a gift. Referral business is something you have to earn. It is the result of providing excellent work product and excellent service.
In 1982 I faced the reality that I was unhappy with the direction my nursing career was taking. It wasn’t easy after putting hard work into becoming an RN, earning my bachelor’s degree, my master’s degree and working six years in the hospital, to find I was extremely disappointed by the career choice I had made. I’d gone in wide-eyed, thinking I could make a difference, even improve the state of healthcare, only to bump up against the reality that no matter how hard I worked, my efforts would never make a dent, much less an impact. I was also moving far too slowly toward financial success, and I was forgetting what it was like to have fun.
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.
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.
There are not enough accolades to express the honor it is to be a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. My pathway deviates slightly from other Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, as I review medical records for medical necessity. However, if I should come across a case with merit for malpractice, the attorneys want to know immediately. After a thorough discussion of my findings the attorneys report the findings to our client’s legal department.
It’s that time of year for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to start thinking about holiday gifts for your attorney-clients. In this blog four CLNC® consultants provide gift ideas for this season.
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.
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.”