LNC-801: Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice

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



Legal Nurse Consultants work primarily in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice law. These two fields of legal practice comprise no less than 25% of all the legal work being performed in the United States, and is easily the single largest area of practice. This course is designed to educate the Legal Nurse Consultant in the general laws of torts, and specifically the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. The LNC student is educated to understand the basic theory of tort law, and the process by which negligence cases are developed in preparation for settlement or trial. Subjects covered include evaluating liability, injuries and damages. This is an essential course for the Legal Nurse Practitioner.

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.