Legal Nurse Consulting - Online


The Duke Legal Nurse Consulting programs are designed for registered nurses who are intrigued by the legal issues related to the medical field.  Becoming a legal nurse consultant is the perfect way to combine medical knowledge and experience with legal work.  Are you curious about the law and its application to standards of care?  Are you looking for a way to enhance your clinical work or to take your career to a new level?  Read about our options for training as a legal nurse and prepare to take on this new challenge in your professional life.

Both the classroom and online Legal Nurse Consulting programs are non-credit certificate programs offered by Duke University Continuing Studies and are not affiliated with Duke University Health System.

The online program is based on our classroom program’s curriculum, but has been modified to suit the needs of nurses who cannot attend classes in Durham.  We are excited to offer this program with the experienced legal nurses as instructors and believe that those who enroll and complete the program will gain the knowledge that will empower them to succeed as legal nurse consultants.

  • Module 1- Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting
  • Module 2- Legal Theory and Fundamentals
  • Module 3- Case Analysis for Long Term Care and Medical Malpractice
  • Module 4- Case Analysis for Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation
  • Module 5- LNC Role in Discovery: Trial Preparation and Forensic Nursing
  • Module 6- Business Principles


  • Approved for up to 42 Continuing Nursing Education credits* (Visit the FAQ page)
  • Offered in a convenient self-paced learning format
  • Supported by sophisticated online learning tools to make learning interesting
  • Provides access to instructors (nurses) with the experience and dedication to help you succeed
  • Complete a comprehensive curriculum in six months
  • Earn a certificate of completion from Duke University

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Who should attend?

Individuals with an active RN license* are interested in a self- paced online program.

*Participants must have an active US state or multi-state RN license.


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