Like many of you, my social calendar has slowed down to a crawl as I navigate the new spikes in the COVID-19 pandemic. While that translates to more free time to relax, you might think a cup of healthy green tea first thing in the morning is not that essential, yet for me, it’s more vital than ever.
One of my favorite quotes from the author of “The Little Prince” is He who would travel happily must travel light. I travel like the old African explorers, Stanley and Livingston with teapot, table and tent. I’ve never mastered St. Exupery’s principle when I travel…
With an iPhone®, Apple® watch, iPad® and a spiffy touch-screen laptop computer, you could say I’m extremely connected and there’s a high probability that you are too. All of these devices are tools helping me to manage my legal nurse consulting business. Whether I’m in my office, waiting at the departure gate or standing in line at Walmart®, I’m on the job.
Tuesday marks the first day of Spring. Optimism is the word that springs to mind as I feast on the beautiful display nature offers during this season.
I love technology, but computers will never replace the importance of meeting your attorney-clients face-to-face to discuss legal nurse consultant jobs and the reports you’ve written.
If you’ve never had a hospital management job as an RN you’ve probably never taken a leadership class. Yet leadership is required of every registered nurse no matter your RN job. Remember that new resident you guided to give appropriate medical orders? And the patient you educated about a chronic health condition? And that attending physician that you had to hand-lead to a correct diagnosis? Those are just a few examples of how RNs exercise leadership every day on the job.
In your RN job it’s easy to see that the hospitals with the best systems have a better shot at delivering optimal healthcare. Systemizing processes is as imperative for your legal nurse consulting business as it is for healthcare facilities. The goal is to surround yourself with a team of subcontractors, and ultimately employees, who can replicate you, or even implement tasks better than you.
One variable that contributes to the huge level of stress among RNs is the fact that RNs are working harder than ever with little to no reward. Indeed, whether or not you get a pay raise in your RN job is dependent upon the kindness and generosity of healthcare administrators – people well known for rarely looking out for RNs. According to the Department of Commerce, RNs are losing ground in the salary department even as hospital revenues are reaching record highs.
There is no better time than the New Year to reflect on the goals that can get us closer to the happiness and fulfillment we desire. Choose 12 goals that speak to you. Don’t panic. You don’t have to tackle all 12 goals at once.
As expected, the much anticipated Star Wars movie The Force Awakens knocked it out of the park on its debut weekend. I haven’t yet seen this automatic blockbuster (despite Tom’s begging, pleading, cajoling and attempted bribery), but I was fortunate to experience the exhibition “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” in New York City, which features more than 70 costumes from those iconic movies.