Certificate in Nurse Paralegal
A dynamic field of study, the program in paralegal studies prepares students to be an integral part of the legal team, working under the supervision and direction of attorneys. Paralegals assist attorneys by conducting interviews and investigations, researching cases, drafting legal documents, and assisting at real estate closings, depositions and trials. The certificate program holds prestigious American Bar Association approval.
The nurse paralegal certificate program prepares practicing nurses for careers in law where medical education and experience are needed. Examples of these areas of the law are medical malpractice, personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death and social security. The certificate program includes academic course work and practical experiences designed to develop the knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills necessary for contributing to the legal profession. All of the program faculty are licensed attorneys, judges and magistrates and are available for career advising.
The Nurse Paralegal Certificate in Paralegal Studies is a 21 credit hour program for students who have at least an Associate's Degree in Nursing, hold a current R.N. license, and have at least 2,000 hours of nursing experience.
Below is a sample curriculum for the certificate program. Sample curriculum is subject to change. Please consult the department for up-to-date information.
|LGL 1010||Introduction To Law||3|
|LGL 1720||Law Practice Management||3|
|LGL 2020||Civil Procedure||3|
|LGL 1150||Tort Law||3|
|LGL 1160||Legal Research, Writing And Case Analysis||3|
|LGL 2210||Practices And Procedures In Administrative Law||3|
|LGL 2940||Legal Assisting Internship||3|