I’ve learned many tools over the years as a LNC, including to dress professionally, to keep organized, and to prioritize. It’s just as important to network.
Networking is an integral part of our job as a legal nurse consultant. We are constantly networking to find experts in every medical/nursing specialty, meet new attorney-clients and win possible cases. Strike up a conversation with your neighbor, in the airport, or in the grocery store line. Meet as many people as you can when you go to professional conferences. Carry business cards and exchange them. This is not the time to be shy. You need to get your name out there. That’s why I have always found it important to keep in contact with people near and far. You never know when you will need the expert you met several years ago. I have recently changed positions and I’ve met up with some former experts that I used years ago. It really is a small world and keeping up friendships and professional relationships are vital.
Several months ago, instead of the typical format of a “Lunch and Learn” during our bimonthly gatherings, we hosted a networking lunch and had record attendance!....
For more, please see our Summer 2014 Newsletter.