After completing the foundational courses in legal research, legal analysis and writing and the legal process, this core course includes in-depth coverage on topics on the Legal Nurse Consultant’s role. Topics include: professional negligence, product liability, toxic tort, criminal litigation, life care planning and damage assessment, the nurse as expert witness, working with experts, preparation for and evaluation of deposition and trial testimony, medical records and case analysis, medical literature research, client interviews and communication, independent medical examinations, discovery/disclosure, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, trial preparation and trial practice, and the Legal Nurse Consultant’s role in the insurance industry and in risk management. The course includes guidance on business principles for the Legal Nurse Consultant: ethics, professionalism, and standard practices. The course culminates with guidance on how to start a Legal Nurse Consulting business including how to write a business plan and marketing plan, how to grow a consulting business, and general business practices. As the final project for the course, students write their own marketing plan and business plan.