Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant works as a medical expert in legal cases, helping lawyers understand medical technology and healthcare related topics.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Independent
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Managerial
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Out-of-hospital
Treat patients in their homes, during travel, or other non-hospital environments.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
As a consultant to law firms, companies and hospitals, you’ll enjoy a flexible schedule and varied work environments.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Research

You’ll research medical records to prepare for court appearances.

Testify

You’ll serve as a medical expert in legal cases involving workers compensation, malpractice, fraud, abuse, and other legal matters.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
How to become a Legal Nurse Consultant

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN .

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience in Labor and Delivery and Neonatal nursing.

04

Get your Legal Nurse Consultant Certification from the Legal Nurse Consultation Board Certification.

05

You’re ready to work as a Legal Nurse Consultant.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Legal Nurse Consultant organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
An Occupational Health Nurse’s role is also out-of-hospital.
An Infection Control Nurse is another type of management nurse.
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