Branch Your Nursing Career in a New Direction

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.

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    Est. Tuition $3,500

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 15 months *

    * Duration times can vary talk to your student success coach for more information.
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    Total Units 14 Units

Required Courses

In-Person Online Hybrid 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.
1.5 Units
Medical Record Review, Analysis and Standards of PracticeExamine, review, analyze and summarize medical records and related information for the legal environment.
1.5 Units
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.
2 Units
Establishing and Organizing a Practice as a Legal Nurse ConsultantKey business principles for establishing a practice as a legal nurse consultant, including how to formulate a business plan, select a business structure to avoid personal liability and choose an appropriate site.
1 Units
Introduction to Forensic Science in Healthcare SettingsThis course examines the basic principles and techniques of forensic sciences.
3 Units
Introduction to Civil Law and ProcedureThis course explores the foundational underpinnings and structure of the legal system with emphases on civil law and procedure.
3 Units
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.
2 Units

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