This program is designed for registered nurses interested in training in performing legal tasks and the application of nursing knowledge to legal services. It is open to registered nurses who have previously earned 60 hours of credit or a baccalaureate or associate degree, and who have at least 4000 hours of nursing experience. Ten courses are required for the certificate. Studies for this certificate program may be combined with courses in the bachelor degree programs in Paralegal Studies or Social and Health Services. This program is approved by the American Bar Association. Paralegals are prohibited from the practice of law except when allowed by law or court rule. A minimum of 10 semester credits of legal specialty courses must be taken in a traditional classroom setting.