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. Apply and register by Sept. 1 before the next October course session.
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.
Tuition for the Legal Nurse Consultant Course is charged per credit hour. The tuition rate for the 2018-19 academic calendar year is: