Nurse Attorney

A Nurse Attorney represents medical professionals in court, or works to change policies within the healthcare system.
Required education
BSN and JD
Attributes
Fast-paced
Independent
Managerial
Patient-facing
Structured
Varied
You’ll be licensed as both a Registered Nurse and an attorney, with a variety of career choices in health or law.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Assessment

You’ll review medical records and analyze personal injury and insurance claims.

Editorial

You’ll also work as a writer or editor for professional nursing and legal journals.

Education

You’ll teach healthcare staff about the rules and regulations associated with their job.

Representation

You’ll represent healthcare providers in malpractice cases and lobby for change in the healthcare industry.

Testifying

You’ll appear in courtrooms as an expert healthcare witness.

Where you’ll work
  • Clinics
  • Education
  • Government
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Law firms
  • Patients’ homes
  • Private practices
How to become a Nurse Attorney

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining clinical experience before applying to law school.

04

Pass the law School Admissions Test.

05

Get your Juris Doctor degree (JD) and pass your State Bar Licensing Exam.

06

You’re ready to work as a Nurse Attorney.

Notes on Nursing Podcast

1 Podcasts
  • Nursing and the Law with Nurse Attorney Joe Flores
    Nursing and the Law is the focus in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. We talk with nurse practitioner and attorney Joe Flores, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP, JD. Joe and I focus on how his nursing background led him to his current position as a lawyer and how that experience has offered him a unique...The post Nursing and the Law with Nurse Attorney Joe Flores appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.
    2017-06-26T09:40:00Z
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