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Nurses can enter legal field as expert witnesses

Nurses can enter legal field as expert witnesses

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 2:37 pm

WCP 9.7.10 Nurses can now become expert witnesses, a field previously dominated by physicians.
Any nurse, regardless of education or specialty, interested in expanding their career options to be nurse expert witnesses will  learn skills for this new career at a two-day legal nurse certification course in Memphis, Sept. 25-26, offered by Jurex Center For Legal Nurse Consulting.
Elizabeth G. Rudolph, an attorney, nurse and legal nurse consultant, founded the company in 2006 to empower nurses and teach them to become expert witnesses.  
The two-day certification course, Be a Professional Legal Nurse Consultant, teaches nurses how to partner with attorneys to review medical records in medical-legal cases as well as how to market their skills to the legal community.
The live course will be held at the Holiday Inn Select East, 5795 Poplar Ave, from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 25-26.  
Nurses will receive their Professional Legal Nurse Consultant (PLNC) certification and fifteen continuing education contact hours from Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting at the course, offering nurses greater career opportunities for just attending.
“Legal nurse consultants provide an invaluable service to the legal community,” Rudolph said.
“This live course is designed to give nurses more choices and the tools they need to exercise those choices.”
Rudolph is a licensed attorney and registered nurse, with a Master’s Degree in Nursing and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. She speaks nationally on legal issues in nursing and legal nurse consulting.
The course is offered in four formats:  Live Course, E-Course, Audio Course and Video Course.  
Each course can be completed in two days and covers the basics of starting a legal nurse consulting business plus a general primer on the law.
For more information or to register for this two-day live course, go to or call (901) 496-5447.


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