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LegalNurse™ Consultant Training Course

Offered Fully Online

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 Curriculum

Session One: Legal Nurse Consultant Practice Areas and Legal Theory

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

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

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

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 by Barbri website. Books ordered from The Center for Legal Studies by Barbri during the week immediately prior to the beginning of class may incur an additional FedEx fee.

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This course will be taught by experienced legal professionals including renowned Legal Nurse Consultant, Jennifer Graham, RN.

The program is coordinated by our educational partner, The Center for Legal Studies by Barbri, which has been offering paralegal programs nationally since 1980. Its courses are currently offered at over 600 universities and colleges across the U.S.

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Course Fee

The fee is $1,205 (does not include required textbook).

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Online Schedule

New sessions begin every 8 weeks.

2021  Session 1:   January 11 - February 6, 2021 
2021  Session 2:  March 8 - April 23, 2021

2021 Session 3:  May 3 - June 18, 2021
2021 Session   4:  June 28 - August 13, 2021

2021 Session  5:  August 24 - October 8, 2021
2021 Session  6:  October 18 - December 3, 2021

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If you would like additional information on the this program, please contact the Center for Legal Studies by Barbri 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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