Legal Nurse Consultant Program - Capital University Law School

Legal Nurse Consultant Program

  • We are extending the application deadline for the LNC Program through the holidays and until January 3, 2018.  We are also waiving the application fee.  If you apply after December 22nd, please note that Capital University and the Law School are closed.  Lisa M. Diem, Director of the Paralegal Programs, will respond to your application and emails during this time.

    If you have questions, please email

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    As a Registered Nurse, your clinical background is valuable beyond the hospital floors or doctor offices. Medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and products liability are only a few types of cases where legal nurse consultants serve as collaborators, strategists, and educators for medically-related litigation and other medical-legal matters. The Legal Nurse Consultant Program at Capital University Law School prepares experienced registered nurses to use their clinical/nursing expertise as part of a legal team. Our program is approved by the American Bar Association and is affiliated with an accredited law school and major university. These are important credentials in the legal community.

    Training as a legal nurse consultant is rigorous and combines instruction in practical and substantive areas of the law. You will learn about torts and contracts, health care and insurance law, and workers’ compensation law. And you will take classes that teach the practical aspects of being a legal nurse consultant including civil litigation, legal research and writing, and medical research and records.

    The LNC Program is designed to meet the busy R.N.’s schedule. You will attend each module one weekend a month at the Law School from Friday night through Sunday afternoon (the second weekend of the month). The remainder of each module is completed online and by weekly conference calls.

    Completing the LNC Program will equip you with the skills necessary to work under the direct supervision of an attorney; it does not authorize you to offer legal advice, provide legal services directly to the public, or engage in the practice of law.

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