Program Overview

Accredited Online Legal Nurse Consultant Programs

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Have you been searching for a quality online legal nurse consultant program? You’ve come to the right place, as the Paralegal Institute’s experience in designing programs in legal education makes us the experts in this competitive field. Today, The Paralegal Institute has designed two programs that not only include the Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, which are the foundation for this competitive career, but it is our experience that many legal nurse consultants decide to start their own legal nurse consulting business. Given these facts, and since we want to be your partner for the rest of your educational career, the two Legal Nurse Consultant programs (Introduction and Advanced) now include the business steps necessary to start your own Legal Nurse Consulting business.

The business steps include, business development, marketing, attracting new customers, how to maintain them, and how to grow your Legal Nurse Consulting business. Finally, the Advanced program culminates, with and an introduction to Litigation and Trial Practice, with an emphasis in trial preparation, expert witness procedures, professionalism, and the ethics expected as an independent Legal Nurse Consultant. These programs will provide a foundation of Legal Nurse Consultant knowledge to students who possess an R.N., B.S.N., or M.D. credential.

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The Legal Nurse Consultant program builds on your medical education and experience. It empowers you with the legal theory, terminology, and procedural insight needed to enhance your qualifications and become a successful legal nurse consultant. Check out the list of Legal Nurse Consultant courses The Paralegal Institute has to offer.

The Paralegal Institute’s career development programs are designed to meet the needs of the legal assistant. Students taking these programs receive the training that allows them to use these skills in all 50 states.

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Legal nurse consultants are individuals who have not only received an R.N., B.S.N., or M.D. credential, but have broadened their knowledge and received specialized training in the field of law-related matters.

The list of responsibilities assumed by the legal nurse consultant is ever-expanding as the medical field continues to grow and the need for skilled and versatile legal staff is on the rise. Legal nurse consultants compile and correlate legal research, prepare and interpret legal documents, interview clients, assist in investigation—all the while using their much-needed medical knowledge.


Duration of the Legal Nurse Consultant Programs

We offer open enrollment, thus you can register at any time. The average time to complete the LNC programs are as follows:

Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting

2 to 5 Months

Advance Legal Nurse Consulting

3 to 7 Months

Although completion depends largely on the study schedule you set for yourself, we recommend that you maintain a consistent submission of 3 lessons per week.

Become part of The Paralegal Institute’s Legal Nurse Consultant program today. With our great selection of Legal Nurse Consultant classes, our flexible payment plans, and the freedom you get from being able to complete the program on your own time, the choice is simple!

Course Outline

What courses are in the Legal Nurse Consultant program?

The following courses are included in the Legal Nurse Consultant programs, both Introduction and Advanced. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Introduction to Legal Nurse Consultant program has a total of 11 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
LNC 201 Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles 4 Credit Hours
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.
LNC 202 Legal Nurse Consulting: Practices 4 Credit Hours
This course is a continuation of LNC 201, 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. Prerequisite: LNC 201
LNCB 101 Legal Nurse Consulting Business Concepts 3 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to the independent business concepts needed in the field of Legal Nurse Consulting. The areas of business development, marketing, attracting new customers, how to maintain them, and how to grow your business will give you the foundation necessary to apply these concepts every day in your independent practice.

This course is only included in the Advance Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
LGS 110 Litigation and Trial Practice 3 Credit Hours
This course provides comprehensive coverage of the civil litigation practice. It provides detailed information on the litigation process from the pre-suit investigation to the appeal. Special emphasis is given to the Legal Nurse Consultant’s role as an expert witness, qualifications, and the federals rules of evidence that apply to those acting as expert witnesses. Attention is given to litigation principles, lawyer and client relationship and ethics, gathering evidence, deposition, preparation for a civil trial, structure of a civil trial, judgments, and appeals

The role of legal nurse consultants is continuously growing as the medical field expands, and the need for this group of skilled and versatile legal staff is on the rise. If you’d like to become part of this talented group of professionals, request information or enroll in the Legal Nurse Consultant program today. Our Legal Nurse Consultant program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful part of this exciting field.

Career Outlook

Legal nurse consultant careers have an excellent outlook, as they are always in demand. There are corporations such as law firms and insurance companies that higher legal nurses on a full or part-time basis, average full-time salary for legal nurse consultants is $63,000. Legal nurse consultants who work as independent contractors, work by the hour and can make as much as $150/hr. Independent legal nurse consultant set their own schedules and work as much or as little as they want.

Career Opportunities

A Legal Nurse Consultant is medical part of a legal team. These nurses serve as the medical expert in legal cases, helping attorneys and other legal professionals interpret records and charts, understand medical terminology and consult with them on healthcare-related topics.

You could find Legal Nurse Consulting jobs in the following settings:

  • Law Offices
  • Healthcare settings
  • Work from Home
  • Insurance Companies
  • On Site/In the Community


The average annual salary for a nurse consultant was $63,000 as of 2013, according to the job site Simply Hired. This equates to $30.29 per hour, based on a 40-hour workweek.