Nurse Attorneys

  1. Any RN JD's out there wanting to share their experiences??? I am seriously considering(i.e. studying for the LSAT) law school and am interestered. BTW for the administrator and others who read my prior post I have opted against LNC but might take a class just to get back into study mode...after my current travel assignment is up. (I miss Pittsburgh am I crazy)
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    Cardiovascular IMC; from US
    Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Cardiology

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  3. by   EricJRN
    Hi Girtster -

    Another nurse studying for the LSAT here! (I'm actually studying for my second clash with the LSAT.)

    Good luck to you! We have some great nurses involved in law in various ways and I know they'll be along shortly to offer some advice.
  4. by   hollyvk
    Quote from girtster
    Any RN JD's out there wanting to share their experiences??? I am seriously considering(i.e. studying for the LSAT) law school and am interestered.
    Hello,
    Yes, been there, done that. I went to law school in Colorado after working as an RN for 7 years. We have 2 law schools in Colorado (plus it's a popular place for lawyers to relocate to). SO, lots of lawyers, not many jobs (unless you're in the top 5% of your law school class) plus student loans, cut in pay (new attorneys generally don't make as much as RNs) = not such a great career move in retrospect. :smackingf

    I worked as an attorney for 4 years and then went back to healthcare (clinical work, administrative work, risk management, medical publishing). The only people I recommend go to law school are those who have wanted to do it since they were small children.

    The other major drawback to being a lawyer is that you have to work with other lawyers. It's a major culture/ethics clash as you know RNs are held in high esteem ethically and attorneys are, well you know, down there with used car salesmen on the ethics scale. . . When I had to sue the last attorney I worked with to get paid, I knew it was time to head back to healthcare.

    HollyVK, RN, BSN, JD
  5. by   Havin' A Party!
    Wow, Holly! That's sad!

    Hearing you loud and clear. It's all about job / life satisfaction.

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