CCRN looking towards JD - page 2
Greetings Everyone! I am currently a practicing CCRN working in a combined ICU (ie, we see it all, from GSWs, to CRRT, to CABGs, to Cranes). I've been working in this unit since I graduated with... Read More
Feb 7, '13As for legal nurse consulting, you're right that a number of the "prep courses" and "certifications" stink. The ABNS only approves one the LNCC, and you know (or maybe you don't) how very strict they are about approving nursing certifications. Contact the AALNC for more information. I agree, this is a lot more fun than being a new law grad and the attys really appreciate our expertise.
Dec 2, '13I am one of those JDs that quit and went to nursing school to be a "glorified grunt." I practiced law for 20 years, hated every minute of it. I love nursing. I help people every day. I don't feel like a grunt at all. If I did, I wouldn't be doing this.
But if you feel like a grunt as a nurse, I can tell you that you will hate being a lawyer. Working 100 hour weeks (no overtime pay) for some jerk of a senior partner, being on email 24/7, doing all-nighters to rewrite a brief for the 4th time . . . that is what you can expect. There are lawyers out there who feel like they are fighting the good fight, and doing something positive for the world, but they are few and far between.