This exciting online program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, the Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course provides the RN and PA with 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. Topics covered include legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play 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 anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, but participants without an RN or PA background might not be able to take the LNCC exam after graduation. Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) is a discretionary test separate from this training course that experienced registered nurses graduating from this course may decide to sit for. LNCC test eligibility requirements are discussed during the program; however, RNs completing Legal Nurse Consultant Training need not take the LNCC in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.
This course is approved for professional development by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), and the Colorado Board of Nursing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, legal nurse consultants are within an occupational field expected to grow by 16% by 2016.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15531 for 42 contact hours.
Course meets the qualifications for 42 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brandman University is an approved Continuing Education Provider by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider number PCE 1821.