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    Laywer to Nurse - does JD help?

    I just finished law school at a third tier school in May 2009. You can in fact find a job as an attorney after going to a lower tier school. But, you need to graduate in the top 25% of your class. I still have friends looking for jobs. I knew before my last year of law school that I did not want to be an attorney. But, I was so close to being done I finished it. I do not entirely regret that decision. I have now been able to work and get a good salary for a year. The firm I work at includes many great individuals. So now I know for sure that no positive environment as an attorney will help be enjoy being alone in a quiet office will never fulfill me. I did work at several law firms during undergrad and law school. I always thought that either a) the area of the law was not for me or b) the firm was not a good fit. I have now worked at very large and very small firms. None of it feels right. I can do this job fairly well. But, I do not like it. I am now taking my pre-requisites to go to nursing school here in Kansas. I am going to do some nurse shadowing at an area hospital. You have to go through the "education" office to get this set up. Many hospitals were quite resistant b/c I am not in a nursing program yet. But I think I found one. I am also doing a CNA course to try and work part-time in the area and make sure I like it. Anyone that has been an attorney - now a nurse. Does your JD help at all with advancement within a hospital after you have experience? I could see myself enjoying administration at some point. Thanks so much!
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    Lawyer to Nurse

    I am so happy to find this thread. I just finished law school at a third tier school in May 2009. You can in fact find a job as an attorney after going to a lower tier school. But, you need to graduate in the top 25% of your class. I still have friends looking for jobs. I knew before my last year of law school that I did not want to be an attorney. But, I was so close to being done I finished it. I do not entirely regret that decision. I have now been able to work and get a good salary for a year. The firm I work at includes many great individuals. So now I know for sure that no positive environment as an attorney will help be enjoy being alone in a quiet office will never fulfill me. I did work at several law firms during undergrad and law school. I always thought that either a) the area of the law was not for me or b) the firm was not a good fit. I have now worked at very large and very small firms. None of it feels right. I can do this job fairly well. But, I do not like it. I am now taking my pre-requisites to go to nursing school here in Kansas. I am going to do some nurse shadowing at an area hospital. You have to go through the "education" office to get this set up. Many hospitals were quite resistant b/c I am not in a nursing program yet. But I think I found one. I am also doing a CNA course to try and work part-time in the area and make sure I like it. Anyone that has been an attorney - now a nurse. Does your JD help at all with advancement within a hospital after you have experience? I could see myself enjoying administration at some point. Thank you all SO much for your stories. I am NOT alone!! Take care everyone.
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    BSN to nurse attorney?

    I am actually an attorney hoping to go into nursing. I think you should try to work in a law firm before going to law school. I worked in many law firms and was not honest with myself about why I never wanted to spend more than 4 hours a day at the office. I am now practicing and have realized that I hate behind a desk in a quiet office hardly speaking to other people. Try to get a good idea of what a day is like for an attorney. Then determine if you like that. I have thought I wanted to be an attorney since high school. I was quite wrong. You should ask the law school advisor what 1) their bar passage rate is and 2) what their employment rate is at graduation or shortly thereafter. The legal profession has MANY new attorneys right now. It will take several years to soak up the extra attorneys from last year and this year who do not have jobs. If you don't mind me asking - why do you want to leave nursing? I am doing my pre-reqs right now. Just wondering . Thanks!
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