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.

Program Specs

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Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies
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About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Approvals & Industry Connections

Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for paralegals and legal assistants was $47,570 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,740.The top 10 percent earned more than $76,960.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Legal Services202,930$23.64$49,180
Local Government (OES Designation)15,790$25.09$52,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)13,310$32.12$66,800
State Government (OES Designation)9,750$21.86$45,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises6,390$29.82$62,020

Statistics reported in May 2013

Gainful Employment Report

Clubs & Activities

Penn College Legal Society

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Lambda Epsilon Chi (ΛΕΧ)

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Legal Assistant Advisory Committee

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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.

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