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.