I just started working a few weeks ago as a nurse paralegal - so far, I like it, although there are days when I just feel completely dumb when confronted with some of the attorneys' questions (I'm told that's normal).
I have some problems with anxiety related to some fairly drastic life events, and I need to have a career with a manageable stress level. I like my job much better than I ever liked patient care - although it was rewarding at times, I was a bit of a basket case from all the pressure.
Can anyone tell me whether it would help later on if I wanted to become an LNC, to have some experience working as a paralegal in a law firm full time first?
The way the LNC training programs talk, they make it sound like I'm wasting my time. It's kind of discouraging as an LNC career isn't something I feel I could handle just yet.
I'd like a little hope that this nurse paralegal thing, which doesn't pay megabucks but does have some nice perks, is not a dead end job.
I'm not working as a LNC, but my question is for example: Where would you find rules/regs for different individual issues? All disciplines follow certain rules that are standard for their discipline. For a nurse, one would look at BON at the scope of practice, what about say a pharmacist, I guess I'm asking where you would find the standards for each discipline? I'm uncomfortable not knowing where I would look for different things, especially if I don't work in a specific area. How would one know what is the standard in an area that they have never worked? Also in different departments that you have never worked in.
Last edit by ninasnr on Feb 3, '08