To apply, you must have a current registered nurse license and either a diploma in nursing, associate of science in nursing, bachelor of science in nursing, or master’s degree in nursing. It also is recommended that you have at least three years of nursing experience.
To work with your schedule, we offer both full-time and part-time studies, as well as a variety of day and evening classes, starting in any semester. Many courses are available online, although you must complete at least ten semester credits, or the equivalent of legal specialty courses, through traditional classroom instruction.
The mentorship course provides students with an opportunity to experience many different employment arenas. Students will be paired with a legal nurse consultant to gain first-hand practical knowledge with the benefits of résumé enhancement prior to graduation. Areas of practice include: medical malpractice, forensics, insurance, personal injury, Social Security disability, product liability, and clinical research.
A legal nurse consultant is a registered nurse with additional specialized legal training to assist attorneys with cases involving medical issues. Legal nurse consultants may work on health law cases, medical malpractice cases, class action lawsuits, and personal injury cases. They complete tasks similar to those of a paralegal; however, they apply their specialized training to facilitate tasks requiring additional medical knowledge.
A legal nurse consultant is an important member of a legal team. As a legal nurse consultant, you will work under the supervision of an attorney to:
Many legal nurse consultants work for law firms as independent contractors. Legal nurse consultants also work for the following employers:
Graduates of Delaware Law’s Legal Education Institute have pursued a variety of legal nurse consultant career options. Please view this link <Update Link to learn more about a selection of LEI alumni who are employed in the Delaware Valley region.