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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or code of conduct violation at the nursing school in Florida 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 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 you are 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 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 can help in seeking the least possible sanctions.

Florida 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:

Cape Coral / Fort Myers area

  • Cape Coral Technical College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Fort Myers Technical College
  • Horizon Healthcare Institute - Fort Myers
  • Keiser University - Fort Myers
  • Nova Southeastern University - Fort Myers
  • Premiere International College
  • Rasmussen College - Fort Myers
  • Southern Technical College

Deltona / Daytona Beach area

  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Daytona College
  • Daytona State College
  • Flagler Technical College
  • Keiser University - Daytona Beach
  • University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach
  • Western Governors University - Daytona Beach

Fort Lauderdale

  • Agape University
  • American College of Health & Sciences
  • Atlantic Technical College
  • Azure College - Fort Lauderdale
  • Blanche Ely High School
  • Brightmed Health Institute
  • Broward College
  • Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - Plantation
  • Chamberlain University - Miramar
  • Chancellor Institute
  • Florida Academy of Nursing
  • HCI College - Ft. Lauderdale
  • Hope College of Arts & Sciences
  • Hosanna College of Health
  • James International Academy of Health
  • Jersey College - Ft. Lauderdale
  • Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale
  • Keiser University - Graduate School
  • Keiser University - Pembroke Pines
  • McFatter Technical College
  • Med-Life Institute - Lauderdale Lakes
  • North Broward Technical Center
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ruby's Academy for Health Occupations
  • Sacred Heart International Institute
  • Sheridan Technical College
  • Sheridan Technical High School
  • Siena College of Health
  • Sigma Institute of Health Careers
  • Trinity School of Nursing
  • Utica College - Fort Lauderdale


  • Santa Fe College
  • University of Florida


  • Chamberlain University - Jacksonville
  • Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville
  • Fernandina Beach College of Allied Health
  • First Coast Technical College
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Fortis College - Orange Park
  • Jacksonville University
  • Jersey College - Jacksonville
  • Keiser University - Jacksonville
  • University of North Florida

Lakeland / Winter Haven area

  • Florida Southern College
  • Keiser University - Lakeland
  • Polk State College
  • Ridge Technical College
  • Southeastern University
  • Traviss Technical College

Miami-Dade County

  • Active Health Institute
  • Advance Science International College
  • American Medical Academy
  • Ana G. Mendez University - South Florida
  • Antigua College International
  • Azure College - Miami Gardens
  • Barry University
  • CENSA International College
  • Evolution Health Academy
  • Florida International University
  • Florida National University - Hialeah
  • Florida National University - Miami
  • Florida Vocational Institute
  • Fortis College - Cutler Bay
  • Future-Tech Institute
  • Hebron Technical Institute
  • Homestead Senior High School
  • Ideal Professional Institute
  • International Training Careers
  • Keiser University - Miami
  • Larkin School of Nursing
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
  • Miami Regional University
  • Nova Southeastern University - Miami
  • PiBerry Institute
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
  • SABER College
  • South Dade Technical College
  • South Florida College of Nursing
  • Southeastern College - Miami Lakes
  • Thomas University
  • Universal Career School
  • University of Miami
  • West Coast University - Miami
  • William H. Turner Technical Arts High School

Naples / Marco Island area

  • Ave Maria University
  • Hodges University
  • Immokalee Technical College
  • Keiser University - Naples
  • Lorenzo Walker Technical College
  • Naples Nursing Academy

North Port / Bradenton / Sarasota area

  • Angel Technical Institute
  • Keiser University - Sarasota
  • Manatee Technical College
  • State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
  • Suncoast College of Health
  • Suncoast Technical College


  • College of Central Florida
  • Marion Technical College
  • Rasmussen College - Ocala
  • Taylor College


  • AdventHealth University
  • Ana G. Mendez University - Metro Orlando
  • Brilliant Academy Health Center
  • City College
  • ECPI University - Orlando
  • Gwinnett Institute
  • Herzing University - Orlando
  • J & J Healthcare Institute
  • Keiser University - Orlando
  • Lake Technical College
  • Lake-Sumter State College
  • Med-Life Institute - Kissimmee
  • Orange Technical College
  • Orlando Medical Institute
  • Osceola Technical College
  • Seminole State College of Florida
  • South University - Orlando Off-Campus Instructional Site
  • Southern Technical Institute
  • STEP Medical Teaching & Learning
  • University of Central Florida
  • Valencia College

Palm Bay / Melbourne / Titusville area

  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Horizon Healthcare Institute - Melbourne
  • Jay College of Health Sciences
  • Keiser University - Melbourne
  • University of Central Florida - Cocoa

Palm Beach

  • Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
  • Agape Academy of Sciences
  • Bethesda College of Health Sciences
  • Burnett International College
  • Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology
  • Care Hope College
  • Carleen Health Institute of South Florida - West Palm Beach
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • HCI College - West Palm Beach
  • Inlet Grove High School
  • International College of Health Sciences
  • International Institute for Health Care Professionals
  • Keiser University - West Palm Beach
  • NRI Institute of Health Sciences
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Palm Beach State College - Belle Glade
  • South University - West Palm Beach
  • Southeastern College - West Palm Beach
  • SouthTech Academy
  • Techni-Pro Institute


  • Fortis Institute - Pensacola
  • George Stone Technical College
  • Locklin Technical College
  • Pensacola Christian College
  • Pensacola State College
  • University of West Florida

Port St. Lucie

  • Emiraza College
  • Fortis Institute - Port St. Lucie
  • Indian River State College
  • Keiser University - Port Saint Lucie


  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida State University
  • Gadsden Center for Health Education
  • Keiser University - Tallahassee
  • Lively Technical College
  • Tallahassee Community College

Tampa Bay

  • Altierus Career College
  • Ana G. Mendez University - Tampa Bay
  • ATA Career Education
  • Brewster Technical College
  • Erwin Technical College
  • Florida College of Health Science
  • Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Jersey College - Largo
  • Jersey College - Tampa
  • Keiser University - Clearwater
  • Keiser University - New Port Richey
  • Keiser University - Tampa
  • Lincoln Memorial University - Tampa
  • Marchman Technical College
  • Medical Prep Institute
  • Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Pinellas Technical College - Clearwater
  • Pinellas Technical College - St. Petersburg
  • Rasmussen College - Land O' Lakes / East Pasco
  • Rasmussen College - New Port Richey / West Pasco
  • Rasmussen College - Tampa / Brandon
  • South University - Tampa
  • Petersburg College
  • Ultimate Medical Academy
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa
  • Utica College - Tampa Bay

Other Florida cities

  • Big Bend Technical College
  • Charlotte Technical College
  • Chipola College
  • College of Central Florida - Citrus County
  • College of the Florida Keys
  • DeSoto County School of Practical Nursing
  • Emerald Coast Technical College
  • Florida Gateway College
  • Florida Panhandle Technical College
  • Florida State University Panama City
  • Gulf Coast State College
  • Horizon Healthcare Institute - Port Charlotte
  • North Florida College
  • North Florida Technical College
  • Northwest Florida State College
  • Okaloosa Technical College
  • RIVEROAK Technical College
  • South Florida State College
  • Johns River State College
  • Tom P. Haney Technical Center
  • Treasure Coast Technical College
  • Withlacoochee Technical College

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