Legal Nurse Consultant Professional Development

Program Overview

Online Legal Nurse Consultant Professional Development Program

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 a program that includes the Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, which are the foundation for this competitive and lucrative career. In fact, since we want to be your partner for the rest of your educational career, the Legal Nurse Consultant Professional Development courses provide a solid foundation of Legal Nurse Consultant knowledge to students who possess an R.N., B.S.N., or M.D. credential.

The Legal Nurse Consultant courses build 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.

The Paralegal Institute’s LNC Professional Development courses are designed to meet the needs of a new LNC professional. Students taking these programs receive the training that allows them to use these skills in all 50 states.

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 Professional Development program is 503 clock hours or 5.5 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!

Completing the Program Successfully!

  • No module post-test
  • Complete all modules within each area of LNC expertise
  • Achieve a satisfactory score of 80% or better on courses quizzes/exams

Course Outline

What courses are in the Legal Nurse Consultant Professional Development program?

The following courses are included in the Legal Nurse Consultant Professional Development program.

Course ID Course Name
LNC 201 Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles

This core course includes in-depth coverage on topics on the legal nurse paralegal’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.

  • Section I. Standards of Care, Entry into Practice and Certification, Standards of Practice and Professionalism
  • Section II. Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Section III. Accessing Medical Records
  • Section IV. Communicating with Clients in Medical Malpractice Arena
  • Section V Legal Writing and Research of Medical Records and Analysis
  • Section VI. Trial Preparation and Process
  • Section VII. Personal Injury, Product Liability and Forensic Cases
LNC 202 Legal Nurse Consulting: Practices

This course is a continuation of LNC 201, the course introduces the student to the role of an LNC as an expert witness, business owner and a law firm. The student learns how to research criminal cases, as the role of a case manager, and issues that may arise in the Insurance Industry. The student can navigate through insurance claims, and other areas of administrative law and Medicare, along with life care planning, pediatric cases, and neonatal nursing. Finally, the student can have an overview of advance practice, critical cases, workers compensation and community-based care. Prerequisite: LNC 201

  • Section I. The LNC as an Expert Witness
  • Section II. The LNC Role as Business Owner and Law Firm
  • Section III. The LNC Role in Criminal Cases, as a Case Manager, and in the Insurance Industry
  • Section IV. Claims, Administrative Law and Medicare
  • Section V. Life Care Planning, Pediatric Cases and Neonatal Nursing
  • Section VI. Advance Practice and Critical Cases
  • Section VII. Workers Compensation and Community Based Care

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Legal Nurse Consultant program is $2,198.00.

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma.

Financial Assistance

To find out if you qualify for these programs, call our office at 1.800.865.0165 for more information.


Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check/Declined Check $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200


Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $323 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.