I am currently a nurse practitioner with a MSN degree. I'm starting a JD program at a top ten law school in the Fall. In the long term, I would like to end up in academia. Having a JD will open doors to legal academia. In many cases a JD and PhD has become the norm for legal academia. My questions is: How will PhD programs in nursing view me having a JD? Will they second guess my desire to pursue a PhD in Nursing after earning a JD?
My goal is to do interdisciplinary health policy research in academia and to also position myself for academic job opportunities in either law or nursing. I would look at health policy or services research issues though the framework of law. For example, how does X law, policy, regulation, etc... affect Y health outcomes or service delivery. Law and nursing is not a traditionally established interdisciplinary route such as compared to law and philosophy or economics. But given the focus of much nursing research on health policy I feel like I can make an adequate case justifying further doctoral education. Plus, I want to develop skill sets in empirical methods that a PhD would provide and would lend themselves to research. Anybody have any insights or know people I should reach out to?