Legal Nurse Consulting

The Duke Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting classroom program was created in collaboration with the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants in 2009. Both organizations recognized not only the demand for qualified LNC professionals, but the need for a quality training program that would effectively address this need. Based on the success of the classroom program and a growing demand for this training to be more widely available, an online version opened in the spring of 2012.

The Duke LNC program is divided up into six modules, which are designed to be taken sequentially. All of the instructors are licensed RN’s and have worked in an LNC capacity for either a law firm, a healthcare organization, or as an independent entity.

What are the objectives of the Duke Program?

The objective of the Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting is to prepare the registered nurse (RN) to perform analysis of health care issues and their related outcomes for the legal profession or other health care organizations in a variety of settings. Building on the nurse’s education and clinical experience, the program will provide the practical skills and legal knowledge necessary to function in the legal arena. Additionally, instructors will ensure that nurses who take the program understand the role of the LNC in the greater community and what is involved in working as a consultant.

Who should attend?

  • Registered Nurses with an active license* interested in
    • broadening their scope of practice
    • learning more about the application of law to medicine and health related services
    • developing a career as a consultant utilizing years of clinical experience as a nurse
  • Registered Nurses with an active license* interested in becoming Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC)**

Program Options

Classroom Program - For individuals who are in the Raleigh-Durham area or plan to travel to the Triangle, learn more about our classroom program.

Online Program - For individuals interest in a self-paced program available in any location (Internet connection required), learn more about our online program.

*Participants must have an active US state or multi-state RN license.
**Please note the admission requirements to the Duke LNC program differ from those required to apply for the Legal Nurse Consultant certification by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)