Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in Arizona can have serious consequences if found responsible. Suspension or dismissal are possible even for seemingly minor offenses. Nursing is a profession involving trust because it involves patients and access to prescription drugs. If found responsible, this can have a major potential impact on your ability to complete your nursing program and to become licensed.
Schools often seek to hold a student accountable with little to no evidence. Schools also do not follow their own policies in many instances, which can lead to an unfair outcome. Without an attorney advisor to guide you through the process, you can find yourself being found responsible unfairly. If you're found responsible, even if you have the right to appeal a finding, appeal grounds can be limited, and you do not want to find yourself at a disadvantage.
Some common areas of concern include, is the school following its disciplinary policies and procedures? Were you properly notified of the charges? Did you have the opportunity to review the evidence? Did you have a meaningful discussion with your instructor? For example, were you accused of cheating using an online resource? Is there an alternative explanation for the alleged misconduct? Were the academic resources and accommodations as promised by the school provided? How these questions are answered is critical to successfully defending against allegations.
An experienced attorney advisor will help you present the strongest possible defense to the charges of misconduct, and they should be involved as early as possible in the case. Even if the allegations are true, an attorney advisor can help resolve the matter as best as possible in seeking the least possible sanctions.
Arizona nursing schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your nursing student's academic misconduct or code of conduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
Phoenix metro area
- Arizona College
- Arizona State University
- Aspen University - Phoenix
- Brookline College
- Brookline College - Tempe
- Carrington College - Mesa
- Carrington College - Phoenix
- Central Arizona College
- Chamberlain University - Phoenix
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College
- Creighton University - Phoenix
- East Valley Institute of Technology
- Estrella Mountain Community College
- GateWay Community College
- Glendale Community College
- Grand Canyon University
- Mesa Community College
- Midwestern University
- Paradise Valley Community College
- Phoenix College
- Pima Medical Institute - East Valley
- Pima Medical Institute - Mesa
- Scottsdale Community College
- University of Phoenix
- Brookline College - Tucson
- Carrington College - Tucson
- Pima Community College - Desert Vista
- Pima Community College - West
- Pima Medical Institute - Tucson
- University of Arizona
Other Arizona cities
- Arizona Western College
- Cochise College
- Coconino Community College
- Eastern Arizona College
- Mohave Community College
- Northern Arizona University
- Northland Pioneer College
- Yavapai College
Nursing is a noble calling – one built on care and trust – and nursing students at schools in Arizona have worked hard and invested much to achieve their goals. Whether a nursing student is studying to become an LPN, a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner, or a nurse anesthetist, everything is at stake when accused of academic misconduct or a code of conduct violation. Future educational and employment opportunities, clinical placements, and professional licensing are all at risk. Nursing students need to take allegations seriously, regardless of their merits.
Nursing schools can often be in a rush to judgment with no regard for a nursing student's rights and interests, and you must have professional assistance to work towards a fair process and favorable outcome. Nursing students facing disciplinary proceedings at their school need someone in their corner who is solely dedicated to their cause, and attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped hundreds of nursing students in Arizona and across the nation protect their good name and academic and professional goals.
Joseph Lento and the Lento Law Firm fight nationwide on behalf of their nursing student clients and they have unparalleled experience and success in resolving nursing school issues and concerns. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and he serves as an advisor for nursing students facing school disciplinary proceedings in Arizona and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your nursing student's interests are protected during the nursing school disciplinary process - Contact National Nursing Student Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.