Live Nurse Consulting Course - This is the ONLY live LNC Training Program taught by a Nurse Attorney in the country! This is a unique and ideal learning opportunity.
3-Day Live Course: next course offered in California November 2020. Exact date and location will be posted in January 2020.
Complete Course is available online. The entire 3-Day program videos are online, and you can view a short preview of the introduction to the course by clicking on this link: vimeo.com and then clicking on the video with the title "watch trailer." If you wish to purchase the online course you can choose to pay after viewing the introduction.
Becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) is an exciting opportunity for you to apply your nursing expertise to legal issues. As a Legal Nurse Consultant you bring specialized health care education and clinical experience to the legal system. Legal nurse consultants not only provide medical record reviews and analysis, but also conduct medical research, identify and apply standards of care and legal requirements, educate attorneys about unique medical issues in case, and help retain medical experts. Many LNCs practice as independent consultant and expert witnesses, some are employed by law firms, insurance companies, government, etc. You already have the medical knowledge you need to be an LNC, let us teach you the legal knowledge you need!
Our live course comprehensively covers the entire 2 Volume LNC textbook published by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) and much more! (AALNC does not offer a live course, mentoring, marketing, or a course that covers the textbook). We designed our course to include all of these things so you can get the best preparation for analyzing medical legal issues and cases. Our course is taught by a practicing Nurse Attorney and an experienced LNC. We answer all your questions as we go through the material during the live class (other nurse attorney programs start at $5,000 and do not allow any questions during the course - see reviews below). Our course also prepares you to take the AALNC certification exam should you choose to do so in the future.
We also provide you with a copy of your state's Nurse Practice Act laws so you have the authoritative reference by which all nursing cases in your state must be judged. This is critical to any analysis of nursing practice issues and standards in any situation. We are the only LNC program that provides this customized and critical information to each LNC student. Our course is co-taught by one of the most successful nurse expert witnesses in the country. She will share valuable tips for becoming an expert witness and working with attorneys.
Earn 60 CE Hours for this Course:
You will earn 25 CE contact hours by completing the live portion of the course. (You will be given your certificate on the last day of class.) You will then receive an additional 35 credits for reading the text, answering test questions, and completing the writing assignment. This certificate will be sent to you upon review of your answers and writing assignment. Altogether, you will receive a total of 60 CE contact hours for this course.
LNC Live Course Schedule:
Part 1: Live 3-day course (9:00 - 4:45)
Part 2: Home Study: Read text and answer quizzes, write letter of introduction, and answer a sample certification exam question
Part 3: Mentorship: Help writing and editing your letter of introduction. Personal one-on-one mentoring sessions available for purchase.
Experience the energy and enthusiasm of a live presentation by Nurse Attorney Laurie Elston. Her live course allows you to see, hear, and read actual pleadings, exhibits, and more. Videos of actual trial footage will be used to demonstrate the litigation process. Watch actual trial proceedings and hear expert testimony on standard of care issues in a medical negligence action.
Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting
History, the Profession, Certification, Ethics, Independent Practice
-Different Roles of the LNC
-The Legal System
Negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury, worker's comp, etc.
- Standards of Care
-The Litigation Process:
Pleadings and Motions
Settlement, Arbitration, Mediation
Pre-trial and Trial
Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure
-Responsibilities and Tasks of the LNC
Medical Records: collection and analysis
Medical and Nursing Literature Research
Independent Medical Exams
Preparing Reports: summaries, timelines, chronologies, etc.
Preparation of Exhibits
-Case Screenings and Evaluations in Each Practice Area Setting
- Copy of the Nurse Practice Act for your state
- Marketing - letter of introduction, business cards, who and how to market*
- Business Concepts*
- What you need to get started*
- Practice your introduction and interview skills during the class*
- Access to private Facebook LNC group
*These topics are not covered in the AALNC textbook, but will be covered in our live course. You will also be given written materials on these topics. This is an important part of our course because marketing is a key part of starting your consulting business!
LNC Practice Resource Manual - included in course:
The course also includes a 250+ page notebook containing all the resources, forms, and tools you will need to begin your own consulting business. You will receive over 35 documents that guide you through the process from the start to finish, including: letters of introduction, how to screen cases, screening checklists, sample chronologies, and medical summaries for both medical malpractice and person injury cases, examples of timelines, various case reports, the medical and legal internet research sites to use, writing tips marketing, and information on running a business.
Nurse Attorney Laurie Elston has practiced law in multiple states and taught at the University of Washington. She is an experienced medical malpractice attorney who has tried numerous cases. The course is co-taught by a highly experienced LNC. So, you get the best of both worlds. Class size is limited to approx. 15 nurses so you get one-on-one personalized training. Additional one-on-one personal mentoring and marketing plans are available to help you get started!
Some of the advantages of the Online Course include:
Convenience – Participants can listen to lectures on their schedule, any time of day.
Increased information retention – Since each of us learn at our own pace, the amount of information you retain from videos is often greater.
Lower cost – Since there is no travel involved, the cost of online learning is substantially less than learning similar material in a traditional setting.
Videos - Allow you to play lectures over again in the future
Complete LNC Course online, plus + 2 individual telephonic mentoring sessions with either an experienced LNC or Attorney Laurie Elston, to help you develop your marketing plan and strategy.
Proven Program Success - Our LNC students are working with law firms, as case managers, life care planners and other types of consultants. See course reviews by nurses who have taken our program below:
Online/DVD Home Study Course -
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