The profession of Legal Nurse Consulting has had quite a year. And, an excellent year for legal nurses means a pretty great year for AALNC. As our organization moves into a new decade, our members have a lot of reasons to be proud. Most importantly, as a not-for-profit professional association, we rely not only on our awesome headquarters staff to help our organization succeed, but also the contributions of our many volunteers.
Counted among AALNC’s many milestones this year:
- AALNC launched its first annual #LNCAwarenessWeek, and legal nurse consultants participated in the social media celebration. Our members posted on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and incorporated AALNC’s new signature line graphics to let everyone know they belong. AALNC gained many new members, including some of the many participants in the annual, “So, You Want to Be an LNC” webinar. AALNC offered a pre-sale for the new edition of the Principles & Practices textbook, and many deals and offers for continuing education for new and experienced legal nurses.
- AALNC launched the fourth edition of Legal Nurse Consulting Principles & Practices textbook thanks to the efforts of our intrepid editors, Julie Dickinson and Anne Meyer, and the many associate editors, authors, and peer reviewers.
- The AALNC LNC Professional Course released a new revision aligned with the fourth edition of Legal Nurse Consulting Principles & Practices.
- AALNC published a new series: “Principles & Practices Clinical Specialty Series E-books.”
- You asked, we answered! AALNC updated its member value model for 2020 renewals to include free webinars and many new affinity programs.
- AALNC released a new online continuing education module: “The Elusive Standard of Care.”
This year I worked with new legal nurse consultants brimming with hope and excitement for our profession and also with experienced colleagues interested in continuing and upholding the gold standard reputation of our organization. I can say with all honesty: AALNC has the absolute best volunteers of any nursing organization. Our volunteers are all busy and successful legal nurses with businesses and careers of their own who energize one another to make time to elevate our profession with their contributions. Let’s celebrate AALNC’s 2019 accomplishments, and toast to the milestones yet to come in 2020!
Elizabeth Murray, BSN, RN, LNCC