A Legal Nurse Consultant training course should cover the basic legal rules, terminology, and etiquette that you will need to get started working as a Legal nurse Consultant. Beginning a new career field will, however, require that you continue learning about your role, duties and responsibilities far beyond any Legal Nurse Consultant course that you may take, whether it is online or in a classroom.
Some of the things will learn in a course will include:
- Legal terms, definitions and processes
- How Standards of Care are used in the judicial process
- The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the judicial process
- How to evaluate and write a report on a medical case
- How to find work or market your Legal Nurse Consultant business
You should be given study material, including a study guide that you will be able to use for reference in the immediate stages of becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant, and further on in your career. These resources will be invaluable in your work and your learning.
Because the field is highly unregulated, your Legal Nurse Consultant training will vary greatly depending on what training course you take. Currently, there is no required standardization process for becoming a certified Legal Nurse Consultant other than that you are a Registered Nurse. You will be responsible for learning as much as you can beyond the course that you choose to take.
The legal process will require that you continue to train, learn, and go beyond your course curriculum in becoming a competent Legal nurse consultant. This continued training and learning will ultimately benefit you in your work with your attorney clients and in your own growth as a Registered Nurse.
You will still be using your nursing knowledge, the nursing process and your experience as a Registered Nurse, but with a different goal and plan.