What should a student do if charged with an academic or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in California? VIDEO

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in California 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 or no evidence. Schools also often do not follow their own policies which can lead to an unfair outcome. Without an attorney advisor to guide you through the process, you can be found responsible unfairly. If 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.

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 or answers critical to successfully defending against allegations?

An experienced attorney advisor can help you present the strongest possible defense to the charges of misconduct, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case. Even if the allegations are true, and attorney advisor can help resolve the matter, and also help in seeking to get the least possible sanctions.

California 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:

Bakersfield

  • Bakersfield Adult School
  • Bakersfield College
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • Cerro Coso Community College - Indian Wells Valley
  • Cerro Coso Community College - Kern River Valley
  • Santa Barbara Business College - Bakersfield
  • Unitek College - Bakersfield
  • University of Phoenix - Bakersfield Learning Center

Fresno

  • California State University, Fresno
  • Clovis Adult Education
  • Fresno Adult School
  • Fresno City College
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Gurnick Academy - Fresno
  • University of Phoenix - Central Valley

Inland Empire

  • American Career College - Ontario
  • Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
  • Beaumont Adult School
  • California Baptist University
  • California Nurses Educational Institute
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Career Care Institute - Moreno Valley
  • Chaffey College
  • College of the Desert
  • Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program
  • Concorde Career College - San Bernardino
  • Copper Mountain College
  • Loma Linda University
  • San Jacinto College
  • North-West College - Riverside
  • Palo Verde College
  • Riverside City College
  • San Bernardino Adult School
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Santa Barbara Business College - Rancho Mirage
  • Sierra Pacific College
  • Summit College - Colton
  • UEI College - San Bernardino
  • University of Phoenix - Murrieta Learning Center
  • University of Phoenix - Southern California
  • Victor Valley College
  • West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Ontario

Los Angeles County

  • Advanced College
  • Allied Medical & Health Services
  • American Career College
  • American Career College - St. Francis in Lynwood
  • American Medical Sciences Center
  • American University of Health Sciences
  • Angeles College
  • Angeles Institute
  • Annenberg School of Nursing
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
  • Biola University
  • California Career College
  • California Career Institute - Hawthorne
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Career Care Institute
  • Career Development Institute
  • Casa Loma College
  • Cerritos College
  • CES College
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Citrus College
  • College of Nursing & Technology
  • College of the Canyons
  • Compton College
  • Concorde Career College - North Hollywood
  • Downey Adult School
  • East Los Angeles College
  • East Los Angeles Occupational Center
  • East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • El Camino College
  • El Monte-Rosemead Adult School
  • Glendale Career College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
  • High Desert Medical College
  • Homestead Schools
  • Infotech Career College
  • Integrity College of Health
  • Jordan-Locke Community Adult School
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Los Angeles Job Corps Center
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Lynwood Community Adult School
  • Manual Arts-Crenshaw Community Adult School
  • Marian College - Los Angeles
  • Marian College - Van Nuys
  • Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
  • Medical Allied Career Center
  • Medical Career Institute
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • San Antonio College
  • North Valley Occupational Center
  • North-West College - Long Beach
  • North-West College - Pasadena
  • North-West College - Pomona
  • North-West College - West Covina
  • Pasadena City College
  • Pierce College
  • Platt College - Los Angeles
  • Pomona Adult & Career Education
  • Preferred College of Nursing - Carson
  • Preferred College of Nursing - Los Angeles
  • Preferred College of Nursing - Van Nuys
  • Premiere Career College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Saint Joseph's School of Nursing
  • Santa Monica College
  • Trinity Vocational Center
  • University of Antelope Valley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Phoenix - Gardena Learning Center
  • University of Phoenix - Lancaster Learning Center
  • University of Phoenix - Pasadena Learning Center
  • University of Southern California
  • Valley College of Medical Careers
  • Valley School of Allied Health
  • West Coast Ultrasound Institute - Los Angeles
  • West Coast University
  • West Valley Occupational Center
  • Western University of Health Sciences

Merced

  • Merced College
  • WestMed College - Merced

Modesto

  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Gurnick Academy - Modesto
  • Modesto Junior College

Napa

  • Napa Valley College
  • Pacific Union College

Orange County

  • American Career