Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Programs
Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Programs and Courses at Washington Online are fully accredited, and are recognized and trusted by employers throughout the United States. In just a few months, you can earn your accredited Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate at the Washington Online Learning Institute.
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- Senior Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program (7 Months)
- Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate Program (4 Months)
Legal Nurse Consulting - A Wise Career Move
Legal Nurse Consulting is an exciting career choice that was pioneered in the early 1980's. As medical malpractice and personal injury cases became more prevalent, attorneys were in need of specialized medical professionals to assist them in their cases. Since then, the legal profession has grown dramatically, and the demand for qualified medical professionals with specialized legal knowledge is exploding.
What is a Legal Nurse Consultant?
A Legal Nurse Consultant is a Registered Nurse (RN) who takes specialized training in a legal nurse consulting program at a school like Washington Online. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Legal nurse consultants assist lawyers in medical cases by interviewing patients and witnesses, organizing medical records, determining damages and costs, locating evidence, and educating lawyers about medical issues."
Legal Nurse Consultants work closely with the legal staff in a law office or corporation on medical-related cases and research. Very few attorneys know how to read medical charts, or have the specialized medical knowledge that a nurse has attained through years of study and on-the-job experience. As a result, more and more law firms are hiring Legal Nurse Consultants as either freelance professionals, or full-time staff.
Approximately 25% of practicing attorneys work regularly on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. These attorneys are looking for specially trained legal nurse consultants to assist them in their busy practices.
As a WOLI-certified Legal Nurse Consultant, you will be qualified to handle a myriad of very important tasks in the context of a legal practice. You will be called upon to review and interpret medical records, identify record-tampering, screen cases for value and merit, identify medical standards that apply to particular cases and any deviation from those standards, interview expert witnesses, develop deposition and trial strategies, identify causes of injury and much more. As a highly qualified Legal Nurse Consultant, you will be one of the most important people on the legal team. Your compensation will reflect that importance.
Start Your Legal Nurse Consultant Career at Washington Online
WOLI's LNC Certificate program is one of the most comprehensive and well-developed programs available. It is 100% online, so you can study when it is most convenient for you. There is no need to travel to attend classes.
WOLI is accredited by Middle States Association, universally recognized as one of the highest-level accrediting agencies in the nation. Legal Nurse Consulting is a career with vast potential. Make sure you get the very best education as you prepare to enter this exciting, lucrative profession. Enroll today in Washington Online’s Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate program.
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