What is a Nurse Attorney?

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    Im new here. What is a nurse attorney?
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    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.
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    But for what reason? They dont want to be a nurse anymore? Or do they stilll do nurse work? Please explain to me? Thanks
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    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....
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    This is kind of off topic, but what field do you work in and do you know anything about the CRNA's?
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    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)
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    You are a legal nurse assistant? What do you do?
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    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
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    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
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    Thanks, Valerie.


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