Legal Nurse Consultant Training

XHWU 0025 Legal Nurse Consultant Train

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, legal nurse consultants are within an occupational field expected to grow by 16% by 2016. The Legal Nurse Consultant program prepares Registered Nurses (RNs) and Physician's Assistants (PAs) for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and clinical experience, this course provides the fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses. Students learn legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant plays in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided. The course is also open to those interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues. 4 credits.

  •  40 clock hours/4 CEUs

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15531, for 42 contact clock hours.  

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For those RNs or PAs who would like to advance their career, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and International & American Association of the Legal Nurse Industry (IAALNI) offer the credential Legal Nurse Consultant Certification.

To be eligible to take the examination, candidates must have the following:

  • current licensure as a registered nurse in the United States or its territories, with a full and unrestricted license
  • a minimum of five years of experience practicing as a registered nurse
  • evidence of 2000 clock hours of legal nurse consulting experience within the past five years

Legal Nurse Consultants who would like to expand their clinical case practice to include forensic analysis should consider Forensic Science Investigation Certificate. If you are interested in specializing in forensics exclusively, these courses provide a solid foundation of forensic education.