The mission of the Legal Nurse Consultant Program is to provide the maximum opportunity for nurses to become educated in the theory, philosophy and ethical practice of law. The program provides the opportunity to enhance your nursing degree to a higher, more challenging level that prepares you to become an integral part of the legal team. The educational development of each student fosters an understanding of an appreciation for the role of the Legal Nurse Consultant.
The Legal Nurse Consultant program at Widener Law Center is a special partnership that merges medical and legal knowledge. It is part of an elite program approved by the American Bar Association. Our program of study reflects the prevailing ethical and educational standards set forth by the legal profession to enhance the competent and effective delivery of legal services.
Students enrolled in Widener Law Center's Legal Nurse Consultant program will develop abilities in numerous areas including, but not limited to the following objectives:
- To prepare students for the ability to screen cases for merit.
- To prepare students with the knowledge to conduct medical and legal research
- To enable students with the tools to prepare chronologies of medical events, organizing and reviewing medical records
- To teach students the ability to summarize medical and legal research pertinent to each case
- To prepare students to assisting attorneys in identifying adherence to and deviations from standards of care and to foster an understanding and appreciation for the role of the LNC which reflects the prevailing ethical and educational standards set forth by the legal profession.
- To prepare students the ability to analyze causation and damages issues and understanding of the legal system
- To provide students with the training and skills necessary to become competent paraprofessionals in the legal field by assisting with the preparation of demonstrative evidence and mitigation of damages
- To develop students’ technology skills and research ability when reviewing forensic cases