Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in Iowa can have serious consequences if a student is 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 adviser 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 that were promised by the school provided?" Having the answers to these questions is critical to successfully defending against the allegations. An experienced attorney adviser can help you to 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, an attorney adviser can help resolve the case and also can help in seeking the least possible sanctions.
Iowa 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:
- Coe College
- Kirkwood Community College
- Mount Mercy University
- Purdue University Global - Cedar Rapids
- Upper Iowa University - Cedar Rapids
- Des Moines Area Community College
- Grand View University
- Mercy College of Health Sciences
- Purdue University Global - Des Moines
- Upper Iowa University - Des Moines
Other Iowa cities
- Allen College
- Briar Cliff University
- Clarke University
- Dordt University
- Eastern Iowa Community College District
- Hawkeye Community College
- Indian Hills Community College
- Iowa Central Community College
- Iowa Lakes Community College
- Iowa Valley Community College District
- Iowa Wesleyan University
- Iowa Western Community College
- Luther College
- Morningside College
- North Iowa Area Community College
- Northeast Iowa Community College District
- Northwest Iowa Community College
- Northwestern College
- Southeastern Community College
- Southwestern Community College
- Ambrose University
- Luke's College
- University of Dubuque
- University of Iowa
- Upper Iowa University
- Western Iowa Tech Community College
- William Penn University
Nursing is a noble calling – one built on care and trust – and nursing students at schools in Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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.