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!

Admission Requirements

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.

  1. Complete application form.
  2. After you fill out the form, you be asked to include:
    1. a copy of your RN license
    2. proof of three years of clinical nursing experience by submitting a letter from your present or previous employer.
  3. Once all materials are submitted, you will receive communication to complete the application process.
  4. Applications must be received by no later than September 14, 2022.

Program Specifics

  • The program is 100% online and designed for working professionals.
  • The certificate program is offered twice per year - once in April and again in October. Applications are currently being accepted for the October 3 - November 21, 2022 course dates.
  • The Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate program costs $1000.00.
  • All program graduates will receive: 1) professional certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting, and 2) 33 continuing education credit hours for the nursing profession.

We will confirm receipt of your application package and, once reviewed, inform you via email of our decision. If you are accepted to the program, the next step is to complete your course registration.


Cancelled Courses

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!.