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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in Michigan 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 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 the finding, 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, are 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 allegations? An experienced attorney advisor will be able to help 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 advisor can help resolve the case and they can also help in seeking the least possible sanctions.

Michigan 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:

Ann Arbor

  • Concordia University Ann Arbor
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Michigan
  • Washtenaw Community College

Detroit metro area

  • Abcott Institute
  • Baker College of Allen Park
  • Baker College of Auburn Hills
  • Baker College of Clinton Township
  • Chamberlain University - Troy
  • Davenport University - Warren
  • Detroit Business Institute - Downriver
  • Dorsey Schools - Dearborn
  • Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights
  • Dorsey Schools - Roseville
  • Dorsey Schools - Southgate
  • Dorsey Schools - Waterford-Pontiac
  • Dorsey Schools - Wayne
  • Henry Ford College
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Macomb Community College
  • Madonna University
  • Oakland Community College
  • Oakland University
  • Rochester University
  • Schoolcraft College
  • Clair County Community College
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Wayne County Community College
  • Wayne State University


  • Baker College of Flint
  • Mott Community College
  • University of Michigan - Flint

Grand Rapids

  • Calvin University
  • Davenport University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hope College
  • Michigan Career and Technical Institute
  • Montcalm Community College

Kalamazoo / Portage area

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Western Michigan University

Lansing / East Lansing area

  • Davenport University - Lansing
  • Lansing Community College
  • Michigan State University
  • Olivet College

Other Michigan cities

  • Alma College
  • Alpena Community College
  • Andrews University
  • Baker College of Cadillac
  • Baker College of Jackson
  • Baker College of Muskegon
  • Baker College of Owosso
  • Bay College
  • Davenport University - Midland
  • Delta College
  • Dorsey Schools - Saginaw
  • Ferris State University
  • Finlandia University
  • Glen Oaks Community College
  • Gogebic Community College
  • Jackson College
  • Kellogg Community College
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Lake Michigan College
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Mid Michigan College
  • Monroe County Community College
  • Muskegon Community College
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Siena Heights University
  • Southwestern Michigan College
  • Spring Arbor University
  • West Shore Community College

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