University of California - Riverside

UCR Extension Center

Legal Nurse Consultant



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

Become a liaison between the legal and health care professions by becoming a legal nurse consultant (LNC). LNCs, through nursing preparation and experience, assist attorneys in many ways, such as interpretation of medical information and by offering insight into compliance with standards of care and whether alleged wrongful acts are related to claimed injuries and damages. Course topics address LNC standards of practice, fundamentals of the law, the litigation process, report writing, ethics and testimony skills. Most LNCs are principals in private practice. Other employment opportunities include law firms specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability and workers' compensation, insurance companies, hospitals, government agencies, and risk management organizations.

Participants in the certificate program will:

  • Review, analyze and interpret medical records and related medical


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 14

In State Tuition (per year): $3,300 to $3,500

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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