How to become a nurse paralegal?

I have a paralegal degree and I'm currently working for a small law firm. We've been doing a lot of health care work and lately I've considered becoming a nurse paralegal...but I think I'm at a disadvantage? All of the nurse paralegal training programs and job openings I've researched are for RNs with years of clinical experience. It seems Iike I'd have to quit my paralegal job, go to nursing school, then work as a nurse for years before I'd qualify for any of these programs. I'm wondering about going to nursing school and then marketing myself as a paralegal with an RN degree, rather than a nurse with 6 months of paralegal training. I have no desire to work in a clinical setting for years, but I want the education to make informed medical decisions in a legal background. Whatcha think? PS--no hate mail please: my sister, brother-in-law, and two aunts are nurses. I have nothing against nurses, it just isn't my calling.

Asked By: atty2b2012 - 9/18/2007
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Unfortunately , the better "informed decisions" come from first hand knowledge of the work in the field... More
Answered By: kate - 9/18/2007
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