I am a nurse attorney. I can tell you that an RN/JD carries more weight. There are actually attorneys who go back to nursing school
, just for the education that it provides! It was very empowering for me to obtain my law degree.
I belong to The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), which I joined as a freshman in law school. They have been very supportive throughout my law school and bar exam experience. I also recently was awarded the New Advocate Award from TAANA, which looks very nice on my resume.
Being a nurse with a law degree makes me a better nurse and being a lawyer with a nursing background makes me a better lawyer.
Nurses are the most trusted profession and lawyers are the least trusted profession. Nursing is a female dominated profession and the law is a male dominated profession. Somehow, that balances out!
[ May 10, 2001: Message edited by: feistynurse ]