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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in Colorado 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, appeal grounds can be limited and you do not want to find yourself at a disadvantage. Common areas of concern can 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 to 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 can 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 and help in seeking to get the least possible sanctions.

Colorado 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:


  • Front Range Community College - Boulder County

Colorado Springs

  • National American University - Colorado Springs
  • National American University - Colorado Springs South
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Denver metro area

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Community College of Denver
  • Concorde Career College - Aurora
  • Denver College of Nursing
  • Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Front Range Community College - Westminster
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • National American University - Centennial
  • National American University - Denver
  • Pickens Technical College
  • Pima Medical Institute - Denver
  • Platt College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Regis University
  • University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Fort Collins

  • Front Range Community College - Larimer County


  • Aims Community College
  • University of Northern Colorado

Other Colorado cities

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Delta Montrose Technical College
  • Lamar Community College
  • Morgan Community College
  • Northeastern Junior College
  • Otero Junior College
  • Pueblo Community College - Fremont
  • Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
  • Pueblo Community College - Southwest
  • Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
  • Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad

Nursing is a noble calling – one built on care and trust – and nursing students at schools in Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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.

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If you, or your student, are facing any kind of disciplinary action, or other negative academic sanction, and are having feelings of uncertainty and anxiety for what the future may hold, contact the Lento Law Firm today, and let us help secure your academic career.

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