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ONLINE Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law (HL) with a concentration in Legal Nurse Consulting and Compliance (LNCC)

Download Curriculum/Credit Breakdown (pdf) updated 07/15/14

MJ-HL: LNCC Program Overview

Delaware Law’s MJ-HL: LNCC program is designed for nurses who hold a current BSN license and who wish to broaden their understanding of the legal and regulatory health care environment as they advance their education and career options in medical-legal settings.

Our graduate program prepares nurses in the specialty area of legal nurse consulting, which offers positions in a variety of employment fields, such as compliance, risk management, medical,  pharmaceutical, legal, and governmental. Upon successful completion of the program, students are enabled to sit for the Certified in Healthcare Compliance national exam.

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Graduate Degree with Two Specialties

This graduate program seeks to prepare nurses in two specialty areas with one certificate:

  • Legal nurse consultant—demonstrating that the holder of the certificate has obtained special skills and knowledge required to act as an independent nurse consultant with legal knowledge required to investigate health care issues
  • Hospital regulatory compliance—demonstrating that the holder of the certificate has an understanding of health care policy and regulations.
Online, Flexible Scheduling

The MJ-HL:LNCC is an online program designed to accommodate the working professional who seeks to become a legal nurse consultant or to simply keep pace with changing regulatory requirements. It requires 29 credit hours of coursework and can be completed in two academic years.

CCB Accreditation

Delaware Law is one of few law schools in the country accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). The law school also is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE). Delaware Law has received the SCCE International Compliance Award for Educational Compliance Programs.

Students who complete CCB-accredited compliance coursework from a CCB-accredited school, such as Delaware Law, are exempt from the 1500 hours of work experience in a compliance-related field normally required to be an eligible candidate for a CCB exam.

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Program Objectives

Courses aim to educate students for careers working with legal counsel in various contexts related to health care, including litigation support. Students work as consultants or experts in a variety of settings, including law firms, insurance companies, hospitals, government agencies, risk management departments, and health maintenance organizations.

In response to the growing need for trained graduates in health law, Delaware Law offers three program tracks in the health care regulatory compliance arena: 1) regulatory analysis and compliance; 2) legal nurse consulting and compliance; and 3) global compliance and ethics.

Externships

The MJ degree program offers a health law externship in a range of settings, including, but not limited to, profit and nonprofit health care organizations and administrative and government agencies. The externship is open to students who have successfully completed their first-year courses. An externship is a great opportunity to gain practical skills while earning credits toward graduation.

Eligibility for Program Admittance

A bachelor’s degree is required and you must be a registered nurse. Applicants preferably will have recent or current professional employment in health care or a closely related field.

Tuition

The tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $1,024 per credit.* Financial aid is available for qualified students. (*Subject to change.)  Correct tuition cost?

To request information, please contact the Office of Graduate Programs.