Nurse/Health Care Paralegal Studies
This program will accept students who have an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing or other Health Sciences field, such as Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy and Radiography, or who are working on a degree in Applied Health Studies (BAH). The certificate program provides an introduction to the legal system and the role of the paralegal, along with an emphasis in legal research, writing and ethics. Additional courses expose students to specific practice areas where medical knowledge is particularly appropriate. Paralegals operate under the supervision of a licensed attorney and are prohibited from practicing law.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Approvals & Industry Connections
Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wage for paralegals and legal assistants was $46,990 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,420, and the top 10 percent earned more than $75,410.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Local Government (OES Designation)||14,310||$24.30||$50,540|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||13,970||$31.57||$65,660|
|State Government (OES Designation)||9,970||$21.43||$44,570|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||6,390||$29.10||$60,520|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
Clubs & Activities
Penn College Legal Society
Lambda Epsilon Chi (ΛΕΧ)
Legal Assistant Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.