If you’ve dreamed of using your medical background as the basis for a new and lucrative career, you might want to consider legal nurse consulting. Attorneys are increasingly relying on experienced nurses to help them understand and resolve complex medical cases or claims.
If you're interested in working as a legal nurse consultant to share your expertise in nursing and health care with others, this course will introduce you to the specific legal fields where your skills and knowledge are most needed.
You'll receive a step-by-step introduction to areas such as tort law, criminal law, medical malpractice, civil and criminal litigation practice, legal research and writing, legal ethics, personal injury, and more. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid foundation in several different areas of law to help you understand exactly what you can do to assist attorneys in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.
You'll also learn how to create your very own legal nurse consulting practice from the ground up, including strategic advice on creating a business plan and marketing your services to interested attorneys.
Requirements: Experience and training as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, or other medical professional. Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).