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The San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants would like to invite interested registered nurses to join the chapter.

As co-founders of the National AALNC, the chapter strives to promote the profession of legal nurse consulting through various activities. The chapter offers educational events every other month to provide CEUs and to keep members up to date on the latest LNC-related topics. Board meetings are held on the alternate months, and active members are encouraged and invited to participate on board activities. Social events are an integral part of the chapter as they offer members the opportunity for networking as well as the development of colleagues and friends.

Membership in the San Diego Chapter of AALNC promotes the formation of long-lasting friendships and colleagues, and creates a vast network of resources. The very active chapter listserve is a wonderful e-mail support tool available to all of our chapter members, and whether there is a question to be answered, an abbreviation to be defined, or a general LNC-related conversation, there is always someone in the chapter available with a response. The listserve is just one more way that chapter membership allows an LNC to become known, to share knowledge and skills, and to learn from the experiences of other colleagues and peers. Furthermore, as the San Diego chapter has members who actually live Orange County, Arizona and even Illinois, the listserve keeps the members in touch with each other and minimizes the sometimes great distance between them. The San Diego Chapter of AALNC prides itself on its professionalism, its diverse pool of experience and knowledge, and its ability to work hard, but play hard as well.

In addition to ongoing education, networking and social events, the chapter participates in community service through an annual philanthropy project. This year's project, a collaborative effort with the Board of Directors of the Veteran's Museum, is called "Military-Combat Nurse Support Committee." This is a project through which chapter members are able to support health care peers in the military who are administering care to wounded soldiers. Through this project, the chapter will be attempting to bring better health care practices and advanced medical knowledge to the third world countries in which the military healthcare providers are practicing.

The next Chapter educational event is on Monday, November 17th, when chapter member Karen Harmon, RNC, MSN, CNS will be presenting "Anatomy of an L&D Case...Where Do I Begin?" This presentation is perfect for all LNCs, and offers the "nuts and bolts" to reviewing L&D cases. Non-members and guests are welcome to attend this event. This will be the chapter's last education event of 2008!

For more information please visit: www.aalncsandiego.org

Membership inquiries should be addressed to: Gerrie James AALNC SD Membership Chair 619-208-2107 gerriejameslnc@live.com

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