LNC-701: Civil Litigation for Legal Nurse Consultants

Duration: 4 Weeks
Credits: 2 Credits (84 Clock Hours)



Legal Nurse Consultants work primarily in the area of personal injury law and medical malpractice law. These two fields comprise 25% of all the civil court cases filed in the United States. It is essential that the professional Legal Nurse Consultant understand the major processes of civil litigation. This course provides the Legal Nurse Consultant student with a thorough understanding of the major aspects of civil litigation, managing a case from beginning to end, from client interview, through the drafting of a summons and complaint, motions, briefs, and trial preparation. Actual personal injury and medical malpractice cases are reviewed in the context of the litigation process. Students also learn about the history and structure of the major court systems.

Course Syllabus (click to view)

Earn Your Certificate Online

Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from the The Washington Online Learning Institute.

Certification from the accredited Washington Online Learning Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.

This certificate is valid in all 50 States.


Course Format: Instructor Led Online Course

Students are required to complete weekly reading assignments both from the textbook and other supplemental materials. Students must also participate in discussions with the course instructor and fellow students. Discussion forums are provided in the WOLI online classroom.

Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.

Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.


Fully Accredited Online School

WOLI is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) Commission on Secondary Schools, one of the most prestigious accrediting agencies in the United States.