LGN - LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT

LGN-105 Principles of Legal Nurse Consulting

This course examines the history and evolution of nurse consulting and legal theories. The role of the legal nurse consultant is explored as it relates to the review and analysis of medical records, litigation process, trial and witness preparation, standards of care, risk management, insurance issues, and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Business principles for legal nurse consultants are also covered. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

LGN-201 Health Law

This course provides an overview of the American health care system, examining its historical origins and the interplay of competing interests. It examines managed care organizations [MCOs] including [HMOs, PPOs, PHOs, IPAs, etc.]; and MCO regulatory issues, such as licensing and certificate-of-need requirements and patient rights legislation; legal implications of the transactions engaged in by MCOs; fraud and abuse in the health care system; managed care contracting including contract drafting and analysis; legal issues concerning hospitals; Medicare and Medicaid; interaction health law with medical malpractice. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGN-105, LGL-101, LGL-103

LGN-204 Medical Legal Ethics, Records, and Writing

This course requires the production and preparation of medical records summaries which includes identifying standards of care; accessing, interpreting and summarizing medical records; interviewing clients; medical witnesses and preparation of the legal nurse consultant's report. Additionally, the course covers legal and medical ethics. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

3

LGN-210 Advanced Medical Legal Research

This course develops advanced research skills employing Westlaw, Medical, and Internet research. Students will become facile users of legal and medical databases online, including the Internet. Course focuses on medical and legal research used in determining appropriate standards of care. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [1.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGN-105, LGN-204

LGN-292 Co-Op Work Experience [Legal Nurse]

This course requires that the student complete all legal nurse specialty courses with a grade of C or better. This course can only be taken in the last semester of the Legal Nurse Program. The student must meet with the instructor and jointly prepare an agreed 179 hour lab for the course which will include on-site study and assignments in a legal nurse setting such as a hospital, HMO, doctor's office or law office plus sample medical-legal research and document assignments from the instructor. In addition, the course will meet one [1] hour each week. Two or more class absences will require repeat of the course. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

LGN-105, LGN-201, LGN-204, LGN-210