Course Detail: CLSNURSE - Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course
Course Description
This exciting program prepares Registered Nurses and Physician's Assistants for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on the medical education and clinical experience of RNs and PAs, this 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. The course presents 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, products liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation. Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course.

The curriculum of this course is based on the text, Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition, published by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

Topics of Study

Registration Deadlines

Course OpensRegister By
October 15October 19
January 14January 18
March 11March 15
May 6May 10
July 1July 5
August 26August 30
  • - Legal Nurse Consultant Practice Areas and Legal Theory
  • - Ethics for the Legal Nurse Consultant and the Legal Nurse Consultant's Role in the Litigation Process
  • -The Environments in which a Legal Nurse Consultant Might Work and an Introduction to Legal Writing
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Continuing Education Units and Contact Hours
42 contact hours or 4.2 CEUs

Additional CEU Information
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation for 42 contact hours.



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Course Resources
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