A nurse attorney holds both a law degree and a nursing license. This unique professional combination offers nurse attorneys many different career paths. Nurse attorneys can provide legal representation for doctors and nurses who have been accused of malpractice. Nurse attorneys can act as legal consultants for private hospitals, health care providers and health insurance companies. They can also be called upon to provide testimony as an expert witness in health care cases such as medical malpractice, health care insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits. Nurse attorneys can also engage in lobbyist activities on behalf of nursing associations, physicians groups or general health care providers. They can also choose to find employment as a writer for a nursing journal, medical blog or health care publication.

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