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LN 420 – Theory and Practice II


This CE course is the second foundational course for the Legal Nurse Consulting continuing education program and provides for comprehensive learning of more of the current principles and practices and theories of Legal Nurse Consulting today. Students undertake an in depth study of the role, responsibilities, and practice options of a professional registered nurse practicing legal nurse consulting. Solid foundational principles of nursing law are examined as well as a model of research and practice for the legal nurse. This course provides a major emphasis on various types of cases that legal nurses consult on, including theory, practice and application for consulting. Course Code: LN 420. Contact hours of continuing education = 45.

Pre-requisite: you must have successfully completed LN 400: Legal Nurse Consulting Theory & Practice I, before enrolling into this continuing education course.

This course is particularly designed for those who would like to apply for Certification as a “Certified Specialist by the American College of Legal Nurse Consulting.

Instructor/Course Author:  Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, MBA, RN,BC, CNAA, LNC-CSp., FACHE

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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete all of the courses in this continuing education program. There are no set time-frames per course, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the courses within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the courses after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.

TEXTBOOK: There is one (1) textbooks for the course:

This course of study requires the use of a text book. The text for the course is: “Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice.” You are required to purchase this text on your own.

Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice Second Edition. Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC. Bocca Raton:CRC Press; 2002. ISBN-10: 0849314186, ISBN-13: 978-0849314186

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GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American College of Legal Nurse Consulting and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.

BOARD APPROVALS: AIHCP is an approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975. Access information

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 45 Contact Hours.

This course, which is approved by the Florida State Board Of Nursing (CE Provider # 50-11975) also has the following Board of Nursing Approvals, for 45 contact hours of CE

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.

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* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.

Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.

* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.

* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.

* Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.




1. Delineate the contributions of legal nurse consultants to negligence cases, litigation and development of case strategies
2. Define the unique properties of selections of expert witnesses
3. Identify the major issues that can affect pursuit and outcome of negligence cases
4. List the elements for consideration when screening malpractice claims/cases
5. Define and discuss major types of damages
6. Discuss jury instruction guidelines
7. Identify reasons for increases in nursing home litigations
8. Identify and discuss common defenses for nursing home cases
9. Describe five roles of assistant by legal nurse consultants in personal injury cases
10. Discuss the concept of comparative negligence
11. Understands the types of experts who may testify in a personal injury case
12. Define major issues related to automobile injury cases and patient falls
13. Understand and discuss the legal theories related to product liability cases
14. Discuss primary issues related to manufacturer warnings, adverse drug reactions and medical devices safety
15. Review and discuss analysis of toxic tort cases
16. Understand the admissibility of evidence rules in criminal cases
17. Identify the major components of investigation in criminal cases
18. Identify the role of the legal nurse consultant assisting in criminal prosecutions
19. Understand and discuss a methodology for the review of criminal cases
20. Review and discuss issues related to ERISA and HMO’s in cases of litigations
21. Define strict liability as it relates to product liability
22. Discuss the role of the legal nurse consultant in complex litigations
23. Understand expert witness guidelines in complex litigations
24. Define and discuss the process of “voir dire”
25. Discuss the system of case management and the role of the professional nurse
26. Understand the role of the legal nurse as case manager
27. Identify and discuss the role of the legal nurse consultant employed by a law firm
28. Identify the purposes of plaintiff client interviews
29. Describe the components of expert interviewing skills by legal nurse consultants
30. Explain the roles in which legal nurse consultants may interface with defendants
31. Identify the duties and responsibilities of legal nurse consultants in their work with defendants
32. Discuss the role of the legal nurse consultant in the insurance industry
33. Discuss the role of the legal nurse consultant in health care risk management
34.Identify issues in practice related to health care claims analysis
35. Identify the purposes of a defense medical examination


Legal Practice Areas
Evaluating Professional Negligence Cases
Elements of Triage
Nursing Home Litigation
Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases
Common Mechanisms of Injury
Evaluating Product Liability Cases
Evaluating Toxic Tort Cases
Evaluating Forensic Cases
ERISA & HHO Litigation
Complex Litigation
The LNC as a Case Manager

Roles of the Legal Nurse Consultant
Practice within a Law Firm
Communication with Plaintiff Clients
Interacting with Defense Clients
Role of the LNC in the Insurance Industry
The LNC in Health Care Risk Management
Health Care Claims Analysis
Defense Medical Examinations