I am so excited by what I've learned! I've already used some of the lessons in my everyday work to determine what course of action I should take when resolving issues. I'm looking forward to more courses in the future."
I had just purchased an expensive home study course, when a friend told me about this one. I compared the curriculum and they were nearly the same. I opted for this online course and feel it met my needs 100%. I looked forward to the lessons and learned a lot. Neal's writing style was engaging, sometimes humorous, and understandable. I will continue to pursue a career as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Thanks Neal!"
I have enjoyed taking this course and feel that I have gained a great amount of knowledge. I hope to take other courses in the field of law."
I learned so much by taking this course. I now have a feel of what a LNC does and what steps I can take in order to start a new career. Thanks!"
Mr Bevans did a great job on this course. It was very helpful and informative. I learned some valuable lessons on this course. It gives anyone a good starting point in establishing a career in Legal Nurse Consulting. I liked the few personal "stories" thrown in. It make if feel like a real classroom."
Thank you very much for being such a great teacher. You have been very clear in your teaching and I enjoyed your humor as well. I feel confident in my ability to start my new career as a LNC and am looking forward to it!"
This course provided more than one could have anticipated. Engaging, informative, and useful."
This was first experience with an on-line course, and I must say it was a very enjoyable experience. I think Mr. Bevans was a very knowledgeable instructor, and I have a new respect for lawyers due to his expertise. I will be recommending this course to my fellow nurses."
Course Code: lnc
Learn what a legal nurse consultant is and how to become one. You will see how legal nurse consultants are the next big trend in the legal profession, and how you can use your medical background to launch a lucrative second career. Then, learn about the legal system and see that the law isn’t as complicated as you may have feared.
Examine the inside of law firms and understand the financial arrangements between partners and associate attorneys. You will explore the jargon you’ll need to negotiate top fees from plaintiffs and insurance defense firms. Then, examine a civil case from start to finish. You will understand each phase of the case and know exactly where a legal nurse consultant fits into the process.
Learn the step-by-step process of creating a legal nurse consulting practice - from the equipment that you’ll need to the services that you'll offer law firms. Then, understand the difference between circumstantial evidence and direct evidence. You will learn to distinguish between different types of evidence, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage when you communicate with attorneys. Learn exactly what services you'll provide to attorneys, what to charge for them, and how to perform them. You will examine screening and identify specific examples of the type of report you should give an attorney. Then, learn legal research from the ground up. You can be confident walking into a law library anywhere and know exactly where to go and what to do.
Learn exactly what services you'll provide to attorneys, what to charge for them, and how to perform them. You will examine screening and identify specific examples of the type of report you should give an attorney. Then, learn legal research from the ground up. You can be confident walking into a law library anywhere and know exactly where to go and what to do.
Examine how personal injury and medical malpractice cases are brought, and why you are absolutely essential in making them successful. Then, master the basics of criminal law. You will learn how prosecutors bring cases, the function of grand juries, how a criminal trial comes together, and what it takes to work with the victims of these terrible crimes.
Learn the intricacies of your exciting new profession and realize the potential that you, as a legal nurse consultant, now have. Finally, examine two final skillsets that you must have to build a successful legal nurse consultant practice: medical literature review for attorneys and networking. You will discover how to network in the legal community and build a lucrative practice.
Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of over 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia (Order of the Barrister) and has been a college instructor for over 10 years. He has also presented numerous seminars to medical professionals about the legal field, including training seminars for legal nurse consultants and sexual assault nurse examiners. In addition to practicing real estate law, he also worked as a title examiner and bought and sold real estate investment properties. An author of fiction and nonfiction material, his textbook Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals, was published in 2002. His second textbook, Tort Law for Legal Assistants, was published in 2003. He has also published numerous magazine articles about many aspects of the legal and medical fields, including articles focusing on developing a legal nurse consulting practice. He is also a contributing columnist to Legal Assistant Today magazine.
Experience and training as a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, or other medical professional.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.