Add new legal skills to your nursing expertise, and transition your career into a new, exciting area. Draft documents, summarize medical records, and serve as an expert witness. Learn about standards of practice, fundamentals of the law, the litigation process, report writing, ethics and testimony skills. Specialize in personal injury, medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability or workers' compensation.
Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
Total Units 14 Units
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
Be a registered nurse (RN) with at least an associates degree
Have an email address and access to the Internet
Earn California Board of Registered Nursing continuing education credit. UCR Extension is an accredited provider (#11713).
Registered nurses (RNs) who are looking to explore a new career path.
Review, analyze and interpret medical records and related medical documents and prepare reports succinctly summarizing that information
Act as a consultant on health care issues to attorneys in diverse legal settings
Identify standard of care issues and relationship to claimed injuries and damages
Develop and build a practice as an independent consultant and nursing expert witness
Online with Live Sessions
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (14 Units )
Introduction to Legal Nurse ConsultingThe legal nurse consultant typically assists lawyers and other law professionals by bridging the gap between the field of medicine and law, from medical fraud cases to criminal cases.
Report Writing for the Legal Nurse ConsultantThis hands-on course instructs the legal nurse consultant on the fundamentals of writing medicolegal reports and related legal documents using case scenarios from actual legal files.
Sworn Testimony for the Healthcare SpecialistThe basic purpose of using sworn testimony is to assure that the information provided is truthful and as correct as possible, and presented in a manner that is objective, fair and accurate.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your eduction, life and work schedules.