LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT
The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) posits that legal nurse consulting is a specialty practice of nursing, which involves application of nursing knowledge and the nursing process to analysis of healthcare and safety issues when those issues also involve the legal system.
Legal nurse consultants (LNCC) are experienced in preparing medical record chronologies, assisting attorneys with discovery, educating attorneys on pertinent medical facts, and identifying issues pertaining to standards of care, causation, and damages in cases.
These cases are explored in-depth in the LNCC course credentialing and test process and include several areas of practice such as Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Elder Law and Life Care Planning. The LNCC is the only credential in legal nurse consulting that is recognized not only by the AALNC, but the 39 member boards of the American Board of Nursing Specialties and the American Nurses Association.
The LNCC credential is subject to the 18 standards of and stringent peer review by the American Board of Nursing Specialties, whose mission is “to provide assurance to the public that the nurse holding the credential from an accredited certification program possesses the knowledge, skills and competency for quality practice in his or her particular specialty.”