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LegalNurse™ Consultant Training Course

Available in Live Lecture and Online Formats

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 presents 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, 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 curriculum of this course is based on the text, Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, published by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Students will receive 42-hours of instruction and will be required to pass weekly quizzes on the information presented.

This course can be taken by online, or as a live lecture.

Continuing Education units for nurses will be available to successful graduates if needed. There may be a fee for these state continuing education units. The curriculum of this course is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Students receive 42 hours of instruction and will be required to prepare assignments and pass weekly quizzes. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Stony Brook University.


Course Agenda

Session One: Legal Nurse Consultant Practice Areas and Legal Theory

Lesson Two: Ethics for the Legal Nurse Consultant and the Legal Nurse Consultant's Role in the Litigation Process

Lesson Three: The Environments in which a Legal Nurse Consultant Might Work and an Introduction to Legal Writing

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Required Text

Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices 3rd edition 2 volume set
Author: edited by Lynda Kopishke & Ann M. Peterson
Publisher: CRC Press
$157

This newly revised edition is bigger than ever, and has been divided into two volumes for ease of use:

  • Legal Nurse Consulting Principles (Volume 1) includes an in-depth analysis of the LNC field and serves as a comprehensive and authoritative resource for any LNC.
  • Legal Nurse Consulting Practices (Volume 2) includes many new practice areas such as Critical Care, Neonatal Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing, Anesthesia Care, Administrative Health Law, and Medicare Set Aside Arrangements.

It also includes expanded areas from previous editions such as: Long Term Care, Developmental Disability, Life Care Planning, and Independent Practice as an LNC.

The text is available from The Center for Legal Studies Bookstore. Please call 1-800-522-7737 or visit the Center for Legal Studies website. Books ordered from The Center for Legal Studies during the week immediately prior to the beginning of class may incur an additional FedEx fee.

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Instructors
The program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies, which has been offering paralegal programs nationally since 1980. His courses are currently offered at over 600 universities and colleges across the U.S. and his "Law for Life" series is featured on cable. He is listed in Who's Who in California and Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. He is the author of several textbooks including Paralegal Procedures and Practices published by West/ITP. This course will be taught by experienced legal professionals including renowned Legal Nurse Consultant, Jennifer Graham, RN.

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Course Fee
The fee is $849 (does not include required textbook).

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Live Lecture Schedule
Classes are held for three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All classes meet on the Stony Brook University campus, in room N112 of the Social and Behavorial Sciences (SBS) building.

2014-2015 LIVE LECTURE SCHEDULE


FALL 2014: November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2014
WINTER 2015: January 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31 & February 1, 2015
SPRING 2015: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29, 2015
SUMMER 2015: June 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28, 2015
FALL 2015: October 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 2015


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If you are taking the course on-site, you'll need directions to your class.


Online Schedule
New sessions begin every 8 weeks.

2014-2015 SCHEDULE

FALL 2014 I: August 25 - October 10, 2014
FALL 2014 II: October 20 - December 5, 2014
SPRING 2015 I: January 12 - February 27, 2015
SPRING 2015 II: March 9 - April 24, 2015
SUMMER 2015 I: May 4 - June 19, 2015
SUMMER 2015 II: June 29 - August 14, 2015
FALL 2015 II: August 24 - October 9, 2015
FALL 2015 I: October19 - December 4, 2015

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If you would like additional information on the this program, please contact the Center for Legal Studies at 1.800.522.7737 or visit their website.


Continuing Education
This CE activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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Related Programs

Paralegal Certificate Course

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