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January 2005, Volume 35 Number 1 , p 12 - 12



© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 35(1)             January 2005             p 12 Taking the law into her own hands [ADVICE, P.R.N.: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES]

I'd like to expand my expertise into nursing law, with an eye toward going to law school eventually. To get my feet wet, I'm thinking of taking an online nurse-consultant program. The one I'm considering offers certification after a 10-month course of study. Would this certification provide a good foundation for a law degree? —A.W., DEL.

Our legal consultant advises you to review your long-term goals before spending nearly a year of your life preparing for this role. In the world of law, a legal nurse-consultant is much like a nursing assistant. The work can be interesting, but the pay and opportunities are limited. Most job openings are in law firms and insurance companies dealing with medical malpractice. ...

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