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.

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 a five week didactic course with a weekly in-person session, asynchronous online learning activities 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 by August 1 before the next October course session.

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Students will attend a weekly in-person class for five weeks featuring opportunities to learn from lawyers, judges, risk management experts, small business owners and practicing legal nurse consultants, and then complete the remainder of the academic work asynchronously.

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

Required Textbooks

  • Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices 4th ed. Published: 2019, Editors: Julie Dickinson MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC & Anne Meyer BSN, RN, LNCC

Course Costs

Tuition for the Legal Nurse Consultant Course is charged per credit hour. The tuition rate for the 2021-22 academic calendar year is:


Alexa Schneider, PhD, RN, FNP, NY-SAFE, LNCC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Alexa Schneider brings a wealth of experience as a longtime legal nurse consultant. In addition to working in defense and plaintiff firms, she has been president of her own consulting firm since 2003, working on various cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal, sexual assault, nursing home, licensure investigations, matrimonial, toxic tort, labor law & product liability claims.

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