What is an LNC?

Legal nurse consulting is the analysis and evaluation of facts and testimony and the rendering of informed opinions related to the delivery of nursing and other healthcare services and outcomes, and the nature and cause of injuries. The legal nurse consultant is a licensed registered nurse who performs a critical analysis of clinically related issues in a variety of settings in the legal arena. The nurse expert with a strong educational and experiential foundation is qualified to assess adherence to standards and guidelines of practice as applied to nursing practice. Learn more at AALNC

How do I become an LNC?

AALNC has many resources for nurses who are interested or just getting started, in the field of legal nurse consulting. From very basic booklets to more in-depth educational programs, these materials are sure to suit your needs–and your budget. Learn more at AALNC

How is an LNC different from a paralegal or legal assistant?

Please view AALNC’s Position Statement regarding this distinction. 


What is the difference between certification and a certificate?

Why should I become certified in legal nurse consulting?

Please view AALNC’s Position Statement regarding certification.

Why would you hire a legal nurse consultant?

The primary role of the legal nurse consultant is to evaluate, analyze, and render informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes. For over 20 years, legal nurse consultants have acted as collaborators and strategists, offering support in medically-related litigation and other medical-legal matters.

Tips on hiring 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to some of the most commonly asked legal nurse consultant questions here.