Mary K. Flanagan, BSN, RN, CNOR, LNCC
Flanagan Legal Consulting, PC
Nurse, Legal Nurse Consulting
Surgical Nurse, Operating Room Nurse, Circulator, Circulating Nurse, OR Nurse, Perioperative Nurse, RN Circulator,
My passion for surgical nursing and safe patient care began during my OR clinical rotation in nursing school. I had a wonderful instructor; strict yet encouraging nurse preceptors; excellent surgeon colleagues; and was immersed in a rich teaching environment. I knew this was where I wanted to be and immediately went to work in the OR as a new grad.
Over 40 years later, I am fortunate to remain in the OR and have witnessed amazing technical and process improvements there. One thing remains the same, my commitment to my patients and my passion for a safe surgical environment. I strive to instill that same zeal into the many professionals I have taught when they land in the strange milieu of the OR.
I have worked as a legal nurse consultant since 2010 and achieved the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) designation in 2014. I have served The Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) as a volunteer at both the local (former Chicago chapter) and national level. In 2017 I join...