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I reached out to someone who has a doctorate in nursing, as well as a JD. She was a nurse first, then a lawyer, and now an educator running a nursing program at a large university. She did say that as long as you learn to leverage your previous education and knowledge, the JD can help with career advancement later, in either academia or health care adminsitration. The BSN/JD combo helps in the legal world as well, in the role of a consultant, expert witness, health care lawyer, risk managers, and other roles in the health insurance industry. She suggested that I contact taana.org. She went on to elaborate that there are lawyers who specialize in representing nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals appear in front of their respective governing boards to defend ethical, negligent, and criminal complaints.
I thought that perhaps that I was being naive by aspiring to practice law and work as a clinical nurse. But she did for decades. Now that she is in academia, law is her part time gig, where she is free to take on a few cases at her discretion. And now that the economy has tanked, she has seen a handful of legalheads in her program. So, with that said, I feel empowered to pursue nursing even moreso now.