LNC Core Knowledge Modules
AALNC offers three online courses on topics essential to building and growing your LNC career. A firm understanding of the concepts will help you take your LNC practice to the next level in foundational courses ranging from 0.75 - 4 Contact Hours.
Continuing Nursing Education
The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Education Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Online Courses & Pricing
Methods for Researching, Identifying, Vetting and Retaining an Expert
This four part online module will introduce the basics of when and why to use an expert witness, where to find the right expert for a particular case, and methods for vetting the expert. It will explore techniques for preparing the expert for plaintiff and/or defense cases such as: explaining the trial process; preparing documents for review prior to testifying; and role-playing for deposition or trial. The module will also reveal some of the common expert "billing pitfalls" and share best practices and sample documents to minimize billing disputes.
Contact Hours: 4.0
Price: Member $230, Non-Member $460
Expiration Date: September 30, 2023
The Elusive Standard of Care - Catch It If You Can!
This 4-part online module will introduce the LNC to the concept of standards of care (SOC) through PowerPoint, case discussion and interactive questions and answers. The LNC will understand what SOC are and how they fit into a medical malpractice case and where to locate various types of information to support or refute a breach of standard of care claim. The module will define the four elements of negligence and address the relationship to SOC. SOC sources will be reviewed with an interactive demonstration of online resources along with relevance of facility policies and procedures. The role of the expert witness will be explored in establishing the SOC in a particular case example. At the end of the modules, the learner will appreciate the complexity of the standard of care concept and be able to effectively apply new skills to cases and investigate the many resources supplied in the modules.
Contact Hours: 2.0
Price: Member $115, Non-Member $230
Expiration Date: November 4, 2022
Medical Litigation Terminology
This module has been tailored specifically for legal nurse consultants who routinely read and interpret legal documents. A firm understanding of medical legal terms will enhance the LNCs comprehension of the medico-legal process and help decipher legal documents in their work as a legal nurse consultant.
The practice exam is not a requirement to sit for an actual certification examination. Taking the practice exam does not imply successful performance on the examination.
Contact Hours: 0.75
Price: Member $32, Non-Member $55
Expiration Date: October 1, 2021