We all have things we would have done differently when we first started our legal nurse consulting businesses. In this blog five CLNC® Pros share what they would have done differently and what they see Certified Legal Nurse Consultants doing that you should do differently.
In my CLNC® business, I devote a lot of time with a new subcontractor. The process takes patience and hard work – from both me and the subcontractor. I take a lot of pride in my CLNC business and I expect anyone I bring on board to be respectful of that. Unfortunately, I’ve had situations where I’ve put more effort into rewriting cases or listening to excuses as to why something wasn’t done on time or completed as requested. In the end, it wasn’t time-efficient or cost-effective. It was taking more time away from my case load, and as a busy mother of three, I don’t have time to spare.
I have been a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant for 14 years now. The support I have received from the CLNC Mentors at the Institute has always been encouraging. In August, I was asked to review some medical records for a compassionate release request for a new attorney. I called the Institute and received much encouragement.
I have been a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant since 2010 and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had been a registered nurse for 17 years and was a very burned out administrator of an assisted living facility. I was not only the administrator, but also the RN case manager and I was on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In fact, I had spent my entire 17 years as a nurse with the demands of on call responsibilities.
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.
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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.