Project Description


Overview | Curriculum

Legal nurse consultants bridge the gap between medicine and the judicial system, analyzing important medical information in solving cases. They help interpret and translate the subtleties involved in medical evidence and can play a huge role in case outcomes. At the completion of the course, you will receive 33 nursing continuing education contact hours that may be used toward state RN licensing renewal.

Online Curriculum

This eight-week course will introduce the participant to the basic concepts of Legal Nurse Consulting, including terminology common to litigation, the role the nurse consultant might perform in a variety of settings, report writing and documentation, participation in trials and hearings, and performing legal research.

In addition, over the course of the program students will:

  • discuss basic information useful for starting a practice as an independent consultant or working for an established business;
  • secure an interview with a legal professional (LNC, attorney, risk manager, adjuster, etc.);
  • prepare a 10-minute summary presentation via web conference to the class and instructor;
  • research a legal issue using the guidelines provided and present the issue and facts by PowerPoint presentation posted to the course

Admission Requirements:

This program is open to Registered Nurses who have completed at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience. Prospective students must complete an application form and submit it along with a copy of RN license and proof of three years of clinical nursing experience.

Sample Careers:

  • In-house nurse consultant in a law firm
  • In-house nurse consultant with an insurance company
  • Independent practice as a LNC
  • Life Care Planner
  • Medical Analyst
  • Medical investigator in public service
Degree Details
College: College for Design and Social Inquiry
Degree type: Non-credit Certificate
Cost: $795.00
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