Post-Baccalaureate Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate


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 Consultant Certificate consists of fifteen (15) graduate credits. The concentration of study culminates in a required MSN Leadership Portfolio.  All LNC courses are offered through online education only. Students should be comfortable with the online learning format.

Certificate 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.

Curriculum for Post-Baccalaureate Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate


MSN 6646 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles

MSN 7310 Legal Issues in Nursing Practice (Fall I and online only)

MSN 7320 Practices in the Realm of Nursing and the Law (Fall II and online only)

MSN 7350 Forensic Nursing: Clinical and Legal Implications (Summer I and online only)

MSN 8900 Nurse Leadership Portfolio

Total Credits for the Post-Baccalaureate LNC Certificate - 15

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.