Dear AALNC Members,
AALNC continues to observe its 30th Anniversary by celebrating the many milestones we achieved this year. Standouts include:
- AALNC celebrated its first “LNC Awareness Week” July 29 – August 2, 2019
- Members submitted videos to discuss what AALNC means to them and lessons learned in this exciting and burgeoning profession, with a free 2020 Annual Forum registration awarded to the winner.
- Social media highlights posted (#LNCAwarenessWeek) deals for preordering the new Principles & Practice 4th Edition and a fl ash sale for AALNC’s LNCC Review Course. The free webinar “So You Want to Be an LNC” featured successful legal nurse consultants’ insights on being an LNC and success stories.
- We heard from founding members and past presidents, excited to take part in the week. LNCs from every corner of the industry came forward to celebrate, and found their “professional home” in AALNC, joining as new members or renewing old memberships.
- AALNC published four Principles & Practices Clinical Specialty E-books, in a series of clinically focused subjects that legal nurses encounter frequently. The editorial team, senior editors Joanne Walker and Karen Wilkinson and associate editors Jodi Beaver, Mandy Bounds, and Dr. Brenda Tousley ably led the first of what we anticipate to be many E-Books focused on clinical specialties. Our authors Deborah Wipf, Dawn Nash, and Sharon S. Kelley showed their clinical expertise and in-depth critical analysis proficiency in these first four.
- AALNC published the 4th Edition of AALNC’s Principles & Practices textbook, due to the earnest diligence and effort of our senior editors Julie Dickinson and Anne Meyer, and scores of expert authors and associate editors. I am so proud of this Edition and can attest that it genuinely represents the gold standard in legal nurse consulting education and training.
After celebrating this 30th Anniversary year, AALNC members have a lot to look forward to in the coming year. The 2020 AALNC Annual Forum is in Denver, Colorado April 23 – 25th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center. As I’ve heard from the Forum Committee Chair, Susan Point, there is an abundance of intriguing speaker submissions, including a better-than-ever Pre-Forum with even more resources for new LNCs. Besides outstanding continuing education, our Forum continues to be a unique opportunity for legal nurse consulting networking and collegiality. Whether you’re just beginning a new career, or attending with experience to share, our Annual Forum offers you new and enduring professional relationships that help our members succeed.
Finish AALNC’s 30th Anniversary year by spreading the word to your clients and colleagues about legal nurse consulting, your value, and why belonging to a professional organization matters. I’ll close with what is fast becoming my mantra: Your nursing skills and expertise are the bedrock of your legal nurse consulting career. #KnowTheDifference
Elizabeth Murray, BSN RN LNCC