Nurse Paralegal Certificate Program

Leverage your medical education and experience to become a nurse paralegal for law firms practicing in medical malpractice, personal injury, health insurance claims and defense, workers' compensation claims, and other areas of law that require medical knowledge. The UNLV Nurse Paralegal Certificate Program will prepare those with a nursing background to transition to the legal world. Nurse Paralegals draw from their medical expertise to interpret medical terminology and industry jargon, and provide their professional opinion regarding legal matters involving health and medical issues. This program teaches the fundamental skills needed by paralegals, augmented by special issues pertaining to the high-demand field of medical law. This program includes substantial Internet work as well as in-class time.

Course:173PL6183A
Dates:October 10, 2017 - February 13, 2018
Meets:Tu from 9:00 AM to 12 N, 15 sessions
Hours:250.00
CEUs:25.00
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 302
Instructor:Matthew Pfau
Fee: $4,349.00
Textbook:Tort and Personal Injury Law written by: Cathy Okrent, J.D. (ISBN-9781133691853) and Health Care

Students must have a nursing license (RN). Student must purchase Tort and Personal Injury Law written by: Cathy Okrent, J.D. ISBN-9781133691853 and Health Care Law for Paralegals, by Janice L. Kazmier ISBN-9781418011109. This course is a hybrid course where Tort Law and the Health Care Law for Paralegals will be completed in an online format. Completion time is approximately 6-8 weeks for this online segment.

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