What is a Nurse Attorney?

  1. Im new here. What is a nurse attorney?
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from SBoatwright
    Im new here. What is a nurse attorney?
    A Registered Nurse who then goes to and graduates from Law School and passes the Bar Exam to become an Attorney.
  4. by   GivingLove
    But for what reason? They dont want to be a nurse anymore? Or do they stilll do nurse work? Please explain to me? Thanks
  5. by   sirI
    They do it for several reasons, I'm sure.

    Just like if someone is an RN and decides to go to med school to become a physician.

    Or, is a CRNA and decides to go to med school and then become an anesthesiologist.

    Many RN's decide they want to become a lawyer and go to law school.

    I suppose some may work as an RN and as an attorney.

    And, some who do this decide to work as a Nurse-Attorney and participate in cases dealing with nurses in litigation.

    Many reasons....
  6. by   GivingLove
    This is kind of off topic, but what field do you work in and do you know anything about the CRNA's?
  7. by   sirI
    I am a nurse (Nurse Practitioner) and a Legal Nurse Consultant.

    If you are interested in CRNA, please see these forums:

    Pre-CRNA Inquiry Forum
    Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA)
    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. by   GivingLove
    You are a legal nurse assistant? What do you do?
  9. by   sirI
    You are posting in the Legal Nurse Consultant forum.

    I am a Legal Nurse Consultant.

    See this thread for information about The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant
  10. by   Filerook
    Quote from sirI
    A Registered Nurse who then goes to and graduates from Law School and passes the Bar Exam to become an Attorney.
    True enough. I am an RN who just graduated from law school in May, and am now studying to take the Bar exam at the end of this month.

    I didn't go to law school because I didn't want to be a nurse anymore. I went to law school because it is something I always wanted to do, and because law and nursing complement each other nicely. During my time in law school, I spent about a year and a half clerking in the Public Defender's office. My nursing experience and ability to interpret and explain medical records was a real advantage. I think the combination RN JD will give me some options in both law and nursing that I might not otherwise have.

    Valerie
  11. by   sirI
    Thanks, Valerie.

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