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|Dates:||March 22, 2014 - April 6, 2014|
|Meets:||Sa and Su from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 6 sessions|
|Location:||328 O.D. Smith Hall|
|Instructor:||Center for Legal Studies|
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This program prepares medical professionals the opportunity to train for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course prepares participants to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to testify in court as expert witnesses. The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and workers' compensation.
Any RN or other medical professional interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, and participants with a RN background and 2000 hours of recent legal nurse consulting experience may be eligible to take the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) exam after graduation. LNCC is a discretionary exam separate from this training course that experienced registered nurses graduating from this class may decide to sit for. LNCC test eligibility requirements are discussed during this training course; however, graduates of this course need not take the LNCC in order to practice as legal nurse consultants.
The curriculum of this course is designed to comply with the educational guidelines specified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC). Students will receive 42 hours of instruction and will be required to prepare assignments and pass weekly quizzes. Successful graduates will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Auburn University, and a certificate of contact hours from The Center for Legal Studies.
The required text "Legal Nurse Consulting Principles & Practices, 3rd Edition) is a two-volme set and is available from The Center for Legal Studies Bookstore (1-800-522-7737) at an approximate cost of $175, please call to obtain exact pricing and shipping options.
* * This class qualifies for Financial Assistance, for more information visit: http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/financialassist.htm