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    S. Florida: What Do You Foresee for New Grads of 2012?

    NightNurse876, thank you for responding. I don't want to have to go back to school later, which is precisely why the BSN is definitely what I'd prefer to shoot for, especially since this is my second career. Just doing my due diligence and scoping out the outlook for employment later when I'm done. I have faith it will work in my favor.
  2. If I earn my LPN, I'll enter the workforce in mid-2012. But with my BSN, it'll be 2013 (if I do an accelerated program). I'm going back to S. Florida (Miami-Ft.Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area). With the influx of nurses and the state of the economy, who's more employable lately: LPNs or RNs (with BSNs)? LPNs because they cost the employers less or RNs because of more responsiblity?
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    Applying to Kennesaw nursing for spring 2011

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    Lawyer to Nurse

    You're not alone! eHugs! 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.
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    Lawyer to Nurse

    Hello all! This is my first post. I am so happy to have read this thread. I too have my JD. I was a prosecutor right out of law school. I took some time off to stay home with my kids. Now, the economy and job market has changed and dried up dramatically! Back when I was an undergrad, nursing was on my top 3 of majors, but I went in another direction. In January 2011, I will be taking my prereqs in order to enter into an accelerated BSN program. Is it naive to plan to work a 3-day night-shift on Fridays and weekends when I become a nurse, doing the 12-hour shifts? My relatives in South Florida tell me that weekend night shifts are most in demand. While keeping my weekdays free to work Mon-Thurs, 8a -5p as an attorney, with a partner doing med mal, nursing home abuse and social secuity disability. Opinions? Advice?