A candidate for the Legal Nurse Consultant program must hold a diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree, a current RN license, and a recommended 3 years of nursing experience. Flexible Scheduling
The Legal Education Institute offers convenient or flexible scheduling of full-time and part-time programs. Classes are offered in the day, evening and online. Students must take at least ten semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through traditional classroom instruction. Students may begin their education in any semester and must complete a required, semester-long Mentorship program. Mentorship
The Mentorship course provides students with an opportunity to experience many different employment arenas. Students will be paired with a Legal Nurse Consultant to gain first-hand practical knowledge with the benefits of resume enhancement prior to graduation. Selected areas of practice include, but are not limited to: medical malpractice, forensics, insurance, personal injury, Social Security disability, product liability and clinical research. Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate of Completion
A student who has successfully completed the required twenty-four (24) credits will graduate with a Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate. The Certificate exemplifies that the holder has the medical knowledge required to act as an independent nurse consultant and the legal knowledge required to investigate health care issues.Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate of Completion credit breakdownLegal Nurse Certificate of Completion with Concentration in Forensic Nursing
Forensic nursing is the application of nursing science to public or legal proceedings. In addition to the core legal courses, this eight-class concentration focuses on forensic science, the nurse's role in criminal law cases, and criminal mitigation and ethics.Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate of Completion with Concentration in Forensic Nursing credit breakdownCareer Opportunities
Many career opportunities exist for the Legal Nurse Consultant and others are still emerging. The Legal Nurse Consultant assists both plaintiff and defense capacities in a variety of settings, and may act as an independent consultant. LNCs work with attorneys, insurance companies, hospitals, clinics, government offices, and health maintenance organizations.