Center for Lifelong Learning

Why Take Our Legal Nurse Consultant Course?

Are you a nurse looking to expand your practice? Legal nurse consultants provide assistance to a variety of professionals in law firms, government offices, and insurance companies. You’ll analyze health care facts, issues, and outcomes for those in the legal and health care professions and act as a liaison between the legal and health care communities.

In this course, you'll learn from local health care and legal expert, Alexa Schneider, PhD, RN, FNP, LNCC, who will share her expertise teaching the weekly course. The UR School of Nursing Legal Nurse Consultant course:

    • offers a unique internship experience working on real cases
    • prepares nurses to improve patient care in their current roles
    • provides an opportunity to learn and network with experts in the legal, insurance, and nursing fields
    • provides vital, practical knowledge on using nursing expertise in collaboration with legal experts

The course takes about six months to complete (two semesters) and features a weekly course over five weeks and a 168-hour internship. After 2,000 hours of practice, eligible LNCs can complete a certification exam to become Legal Nurse Consultant Certified.

Application Deadline and Process

The Legal Nurse Consultant Course is designed for registered nurses or advanced practice nurses. Register here before the next session beginning Oct. 5.

Register as a non-matriculated (non-degree) student

Register as a matriculated student
Students matriculated elsewhere at the University of Rochester should contact the registrar at 585-275-8832.

Next Session

Fall 2017
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2

Students will attend a weekly class on campus for five weeks at the UR School of Nursing, and complete the remainder of the academic work online. In the second part of the course, students complete a 168-hour internship with an attorney or legal nurse consultant. The entire 6-credit LNC Course typically takes six months.

Course Costs

Tuition for the Legal Nurse Consultant Course is charged per credit hour. The tuition rate for the 2017-18 academic calendar year is:

Required Textbooks

--Peterson, A.M. & Kopishke, L. (2010). Legal Nurse Consulting Principles. (3rd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
--Peterson, A.M. & Kopishke, L. (2010). Legal Nurse Consulting Practice. (3rd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

What You Will Learn in Legal Nurse Consultant

Graduates of the Legal Nurse Consultant program offer support in medical legal litigation in a number of practice areas, such as:

Medical Malpractice
Other Personal Injury (auto, slip and fall, work injury)
Product Liability
Workers’ Compensation
Risk Management
Health Care Licensure Investigation
Social Security Disability
Life Care Planning
Case Management
Corporate and Regulatory Compliance
Billing Fraud