Legal Nurse Consultant Programs
How to Become a Legal Nurse Consultant
A Legal Nurse Consultant works as a liaison between medicine and the law. Their jobs consist of consulting with attorneys and other players in the legal arena when it comes to issues such as medical malpractice, personal injury, workers compensation, and other healthcare related cases. Legal Nurse consulting gives certified nurses the opportunity to leave the clinical setting and still use their experience and knowledge in a legal environment.
Nearly half of legal nurses work on staff at various law firms, insurance companies, and other legal institutions. Their average salaries in 2004 matched those of nursing administrators and were approximately $80,000 per year. Other legal nurse consultants work independently. They are hired out on a case by case basis and often continue to work in the hospital setting as well. Independent legal nurse consultants typically earn approximately $100 to $150 per hour.
The demand for independent legal nurse consultants is growing and they are frequently sought after for their up to date clinical opinions and experience. The top prerequisite to become a legal nurse consultant is of course clinical experience as a nurse, however many colleges and universities have started offering formal legal nurse consultant courses and programs. Typically, a legal nurse consulting program will take twelve months to complete. Becoming a certified legal nurse consultant will enhance your job opportunities in the future as the field becomes more competetive.
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Featured Legal Nurse Consultant Program
Post University is accredited by Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This program is enrolling now.
Programs Offered: Certificate | Legal Nurse Consulting (Online)