What is an LNC?

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What is a Legal Nurse Consultant?

To find out more about the roles, practices areas and practice settings of legal nurse consultants and to read the AALNC Code of Ethics and Conduct, visit the What is a Legal Nurse Consultant? page of our website.


Why should you hire a legal nurse consultant?

Experience. The legal nurse consultant has an extensive background of clinical experience, which includes interpretation of medical records, documents, and medical-legal issues.

Cost-effectiveness. The legal nurse consultant utilizes their nursing background and knowledge of healthcare standards to identify strengths and weaknesses of a case.

Resourcefulness. The legal nurse consultant possesses a network of medical and professional resources and contacts.

Knowledge. The legal nurse consultant has a thorough understanding of medical issues and trends related to the total litigation process. The legal nurse consultant is able to customize the case for the attorney, the client, and jury.

What should you look for when hiring a legal nurse consultant?

  • Experience, including solid clinical experience and a strong background in legal nurse consulting.
  • Education, including nursing education, and other medical-legal-related educational programs.
  • Professionalism, including strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Involvement, including a demonstrated commitment to the field through involvement in national and local professional organizations.

What is Certification?

People often ask, "What is the difference between certification and a certificate?" To assist you in communicating with your colleagues and clients and to help avoid confusion in the marketplace, we have provided you with a detailed comparison. Click here for more information!

What is the LNCC credential?

Nursing specialty certification as a Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) demonstrates that the legal nurse consultant has met practice experience requirements and has passed an examination testing all areas of legal nurse consulting. LNCCs renew certification every 5 years through continuing education or reexamination and continued practice in the specialty.