Quote from lynnep
Just curious what happened after you posted? I notice no one responded before. I am graduating with a JD in 6 weeks and am thinking about getting an RN degree and doing nursing for a few years, then trying to transition into administration and risk management. I'm wondering if RNs are in demand? I keep hearing that nurses are in demand, but then I looked at these boards and noticed a lot of people with RN degrees said they can't get hired without experience. hmph.??
Hi Lynnep (Esq - soon-to-be)
Congratulations, 6 weeks and your done with law school.
I received several private message (PM) responses from several RN/JDs and RN/Paralegals.
I have since completed a paralegal program and truly appreciate the private advice that I received. I have already completed several graduate degree programs and just wanted some basic knowledge on "Law" and the Paralegal program satisfied that need.
The nursing shortage is only in smaller cities, because in bigger cities, bonuses are being offered to RNs and LPNs. Do a Monster.com, Careerbuilders.com, or any U.S government website search and you will find out their is indeed a need for RNs and LPNs in all 50 states.
Risk management and health care administration are great fields for RNs with experience or RNs with a JD or paralegal degree, but it is dependent upon location (i.e. Dallas-TX, LA, Chicago-IL, New York).
You can never go wrong by completing a RN program and getting several years of nursing experience "under your belt", and because you possess a JD degree you would be able to do some part-time legal work, to keep your JD skills intact while working as an RN.
Good luck on passing the Bar exam.
What state are you located in?