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.
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
Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices 3rd edition 2 volume set
This newly revised edition is bigger than ever, and has been divided into two volumes for ease of use:
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.
Live Lecture Schedule
If you are taking the course on-site, you'll need directions to your class.
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.
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Last modified on 9/30/14.