Explore Our Online Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Program

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Please explore our Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Program using the sidebar menu on the left and the helpful information below. We look forward to receiving your application!

Legal nurse consultants bridge the gap between medicine and the judicial system, analyzing important medical information in solving cases. They help interpret and translate the subtleties involved in medical evidence and can play a huge role in case outcomes. At the completion of the course, you will receive 33 nursing continuing education contact hours that may be used toward state RN licensing renewal.

This eight-week course will introduce the participant to the basic concepts of Legal Nurse Consulting, including terminology common to litigation, the role the nurse consultant might perform in a variety of settings, report writing and documentation, participation in trials and hearings, and performing legal research.

Additional discussion will focus on the basic information useful for starting a practice as an independent consultant or working for an established business.

Participants will secure an interview with a legal professional (LNC, attorney, risk manager, adjuster, etc.) and prepare a 10-minute summary presentation via web conference to the class and instructor.

Participants will also research a legal issue using the guidelines provided and present the issue and facts by PowerPoint presentation posted to the course site.

Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) exam is a discretionary test separate from this course that experienced registered nurses graduating from this class may decide to sit for. LNCC test eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, RNs graduating from this course need not take the LNCC in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.

Sample Careers:

  • In-house nurse consultant in a law firm
  • In-house nurse consultant with an insurance company
  • Independent practice as a LNC
  • Life Care Planner
  • Medical Analyst
  • Medical investigator in public service

All lectures are available on-demand for maximum convenience. The course instructor will also host three (3) live meetings online throughout the semester as an opportunity for students to check in and talk through questions as a group. If time zone constraints make it difficult to attend the group sessions, the course instructor will work with those students to arrange one-on-one web meetings as needed. We look forward to receiving your application!

This program is open to Registered Nurses who have completed at least 3 years of clinical nursing experience. Prospective students must complete an application form and submit it along with a copy of RN license and proof of three years of clinical nursing experience.

Program Specifics

  • The program is 100% online and designed for working professionals.
  • The class is asynchronous, meaning there are no live class sessions. However, there will be three web conferences offered during the term (usually during the 2nd week, midway through and towards the end of the class). These dates will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the term.
  • The certificate program is offered twice per year - in April and in October.
  • Tuition for this program is $1000.00. Discounts: Receive a 10% team discount on selected courses when three or more people from one company enroll in the same course. We ask that you enroll at the same time and use one method of payment. Contact info.paralegal@fau.edu to arrange.
  • All program graduates will receive a certificate of completion and 33 continuing education credit hours for the nursing profession.

Application & Admission Process

We use a year-round, rolling admissions process. If you wish to begin the program in April, applications are due April 6. If you wish to begin the program in October, applications are due September 1.

  1. Complete the application form, including uploading (1) a copy of your RN license and (2) a letter from your present or previous employer verifying your three or more years of clinical nursing experience.
  2. Once you have submitted your application, including uploading all required materials, we will confirm receipt of your application package.
  3. Once we have reviewed your application package, we will inform you via email of our decision. If you are accepted to the program, you will receive registration and payment instructions. Note: You must be registered and paid in full for your selected courses no later than one week before classes begin.

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Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, you must notify the Legal Studies office at info.paralegal@fau.edu at least 48 hours before the course begins. Full refunds (minus a $20 processing fee for each course) will be given only in situations when the office has been notified accordingly. No refunds will be given after the first week of classes.
Florida Atlantic University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course within the legal nurse consultant program with insufficient enrollment, or for reasons beyond our control. In either case, a full refund of fees and/or tuition fee for the course(s) will be made.  Please allow approximately 15-business day to make such refund, and while we will expedite your refund, we must verify first your payment, confirmation of the pertaining records and administrative review and approval before a full refund is made.
If you find you have additional questions, please email us at info.paralegal@fau.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!