Actually I was working for these lawyers reviewing medical records....including some nursing issue cases...I was in my first semester of Nursing grad school (taking statistics) and they asked..."are going to learn more about disease processes and trauma and if so will you learn from a nursing perspective or medical perspective? It made me think. The answer was whatever I learned about injuries/disease etc. would be from nursing professors. SO...I dropped out of nursing school and applied to the Graduate Pathology Program which was being offered at the medical school next door to the nursing school. Now realize that pathology is strictly the study of diseases in humans, the causes, the pathogenisis, the etiology, the study of the morphologic changes induced in tissues, cells and the clinical consequences of these changes. None of the courses I took had anything to do with nursing and all were taught by physicians (mostly pathologists). I have been offered work as a pathologist assistant and the lawyers seem very pleased also. It is unfortunate however that I have to work off my pathology degree and not my nursing degree. Therefore although I renew my nursing license, I cannot sign RN. The State Board of Nursing advises that I potentially deal with issues that take my work and duties outside the scope of nursing practice. So I am a forensic analyst but NOT a forensic nurse... Of course I don't paid as a nurse either...Look up salary levels for physician assistant compared to nursing. The lawyers now give me autopsy and pathology reports to interpret and pure medical issues to research and investigate. I am not saying that grad. patho is better than grad. nursing...just very different course of learning for example I spend on average 20 hours a week looking into a microscope at histopathology.