Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting

Experienced registered nurses who can combine clinical experience with legal knowledge are always in high demand. For those who can merge these two skills and excel in this highly specialized role, the opportunities for a meaningful, fulfilling career are many. 

With our Online Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting program, you’ll be prepared to begin a career as a liaison between the legal and healthcare fields. The accelerated courses in our career-focused program provide you with the legal knowledge you’ll need to evaluate, analyze, and offer informed opinions on the delivery of healthcare and its outcomes.  

In our Online Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate program, you’ll:

  • Understand the role and ethical responsibilities of the field of legal nurse consulting
  • Understand the civil litigation process, and research legal problems
  • Analyze medical records and related materials for use in legal matters
  • Prepare and write informed opinions using medical and legal knowledge

Prerequisite: RN

Post University’s legal nurse consulting certificate provides students with the opportunity to acquire specific legal skills and knowledge in the context of ethical practice. It is a career-focused pathway to a variety of professional careers where legal nurse consulting skills and knowledge are required.

The program teaches traditional legal skills-based courses such as legal research and writing, and civil litigation. It also includes an introductory legal course in addition to subject-specific courses in personal injury law and medical malpractice, and an internship.

As distinguished from general paralegal skills, specific legal nurse consulting skills that are taught include, but are not limited to, being able to summarize medical literature, evaluate the standards of health care practices, obtain and identify medical records; organize medically-related litigation materials, and, analyze medical events in relation to allegations.  The legal nurse consultant can practice in a variety of settings such as law firms, government offices, insurance companies, hospital risk management departments, forensic environments, consulting firms, HMOs, or as self-employed independent practice professionals.

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