What Schools Offer Legal Nurse Consultant Programs?

Legal nurse consultants bring professional medical knowledge to the aid of the legal system. Find out more about schools that offer programs for this career path. Schools offering Juris Doctor degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

School Overviews

Legal nurse consultants are registered nurses who serve as liaisons between the legal profession and the medical industry. Below are three U.S. colleges that offer legal nurse consultant programs.

Important Information About This Field of Study

Programs Certificate programs for those with RN licenses are most common
Degree Field Legal nurse consultant
Common Courses Healthcare law, legal research, ethics
Concentrations Forensic nursing

Ohio State University

Offered at OSU's Lima, OH location, this program consists of eight modules covering legal basics. Students learn the Standards of Practice and Professional Performance for Legal Nurse Consultants, set forth by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Practical experience is highly emphasized in this program. Students use actual medical records and court cases to cultivate valuable skills. Course work covers topics such as the following:

  • Legal nurse consulting theory
  • Written reports and workshop
  • Medical record review/risk management

Duke University

Offered at Duke University in Durham, NC, this 45-hour certificate program is made up of six sequential modules. Created in conjunction with the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants, this program prepares registered nurses (RNs) for careers in the legal field by providing practical skills and legal knowledge. All instructors are qualified RNs. Coursework includes:

  • Legal theory and fundamentals
  • Role of the LNC in trial preparation
  • Risk management

Widener University

Based in Delaware, Widener University's Delaware Law School offers a certificate program that familiarizes RNs with basic components of how to incorporate medical training into legal work. Students learn to review case files, evaluate a case's merits, and write legal reports. Prospective students should have three or more years of experience as RNs. Additional coursework can include:

  • Conducting client interviews
  • Courtroom preparation
  • Medical record review

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