Center for Legal Studies

Continuing Education

Graduate Certificate in Legal Nurse Consultant Training

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Legal Nurse Consultant Training

Format: Online

Program Description:

This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, but participants without an RN or PA background might not be able to take the LNCC exam after graduation. Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) is a discretionary test separate from this training course that experienced registered nurses graduating from this course may decide to sit for. LNCC test eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, RNs and PAs graduating from this course need not take the LNCC in order to practice as legal nurse consultants. Optional WESTLAW legal research access is available from The Center for Legal Studies for the duration of the course for a nominal fee.

Accreditation:

This CE activity has been approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the
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