Post-Baccalaureate Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate
for Registered Nurses


Registered nurses who have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree have the opportunity to earn a Post-Baccalaureate Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate. The Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) role is a functional specialty practice of nursing. Legal nurse consultants use critical thinking and expert knowledge of health care systems and professions to assess health care practice standards applicable to nursing.

Program of Study

The Post-Baccalaureate Legal Nurse Certificate consists of eighteen (18) graduate credits. The track of study culminates in a required three-credit field practicum. All LNC courses are offered through online education only. Students should be comfortable with the online learning format and are required to take the DIS 095 prerequisite.

Program Competencies

Through the completion of the Post-Baccalaureate LNC Certificate, the graduates will:

  1. Implement knowledge of the medical and legal system to meet the needs of their clients and society.
  2. Negotiate an appropriate professional role within the dynamic legal system.
  3. Promote the art of nursing by valuing the unique relationships among people, which create meaning and preserve human dignity.

Up to six (6) transfer credits will be accepted for the Post-Baccalaureate LNC Certificate.


MSN 6645 Available Online  Bioethics in Nursing Practice

MSN 7310 Available Online  Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

MSN 7320 Available Online  Practices in the Realm of Nursing and the Law

MSN 7330 Available Online  Entrepreneurship for Nurses

MSN 7340 Available Online  LNC Field Practicum

MSN 7350 Available Online  Forensic Nursing: Clinical and Legal Applications

Total credits for the Post-Baccalaureate LNC Certificate - 18 Credits

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.