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. Online students have up to six months to complete the program and are assigned an instructor directly responsible for responding to questions and facilitating learning. The program tuition includes the Essential Skills textbooks and access to LexisNexis and Westlaw. Students should estimate $400 for additional required textbooks that are not included in the registration fee.
|Dates:||January 1 - May 31, 2017|
|Meets:||Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F and Sa from 12 N to 12 N, 151 sessions|
|Textbook:||Tort and Personal Injury Law written by: Cathy Okrent, J.D. ISBN-13:9781133691853 & Health Care La|
Students must have a nursing license (RN, LPN). Student must purchase Tort and Personal Injury Law written by: Cathy Okrent, J.D. ISBN-13:9781133691853 and Health Care Law for Paralegals, by Janice L. Kazmier ISBN-13: 9781418011109.
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