Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
This program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course provides you with the fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medical issues, and provide testimony in court as an expert witness. The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers’ compensation. Any medical professional interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, but participants without a Registered Nurse background might not be able to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) exam after graduation. LNCC is a discretionary test separate from this training 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. The curriculum of this course is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC). Students will receive 42 hours of instruction and will be required to prepare assignments and pass weekly quizzes. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Florida Gulf Coast University, and a certificate of course hours completed from The Center for Legal Studies.
Topics of Study:
Legal Theory and Terminology, and Legal Nurse Consultant Practice in Torts, Crimes, and Contract Breaches. Ethics, Litigation Process, and Preparing to be an Expert Witness. Employment Areas, Trial Preparation, and Fundamentals of Legal Writing.
Textbook: Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition, edited by Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC, and published by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
Legal Nurse Consultant Online Course Schedule:
New sessions begin every 8 weeks.
2018 Session 4: June 25 - August 10, 2018
2018 Session 5: August 20 - October 5, 2018
2018 Session 6: October 15 - November 30, 2018
2019 Session 1: January 14 - March 1, 2019
2019 Session 2: March 11 - April 26, 2019
2019 Session 3: May 6 - June 21, 2019
The Online course is completed in one 7-week session, and may be taken during any available session.
Online Course Tuition: $895 (excludes textbook).
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It is recommended that you complete the registration form and mail it with your check or credit card information at least two weeks prior to the first class session to:
The Center For Legal Studies
1202 Bergen Pkwy, Ste. 110
Evergreen, CO 80439
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