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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or Code of Conduct violation at a nursing school in New York can have serious consequences if a student is found responsible. Suspension or dismissal is 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 could 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.

Some 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 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 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, an attorney advisor can help resolve the case and can also help in seeking the least possible sanctions.

New York 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:


  • D'Youville College
  • Daemen College
  • Erie 1 BOCES - Harkness Career and Technical Center
  • Erie 1 BOCES - Kenton Career and Technical Center
  • Erie 1 BOCES - Niagara Lutheran Home Rehabilitation Center
  • Erie 1 BOCES - Potter Career and Technical Center
  • Erie 1 BOCES - Southtowns Academy
  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Angola
  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Buffalo
  • Erie Community College - City
  • Erie Community College - North
  • Niagara County Community College
  • Niagara University
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES - Sanborn
  • Trocaire College
  • University at Buffalo

Capital District

  • Albany Medical College
  • Belanger School of Nursing
  • Capital Region BOCES
  • Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Maria College
  • Mildred Elley - Albany
  • Questar III BOCES - Hudson
  • Questar III BOCES - Troy
  • Russell Sage College
  • Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
  • Siena College
  • Peter's Hospital College of Nursing
  • SUNY Adirondack
  • Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES - Hudson Falls
  • Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES - Saratoga Springs

Hudson Valley

  • Cochran School of Nursing
  • Concordia College New York
  • Dominican College
  • Dutchess BOCES
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Mercy College
  • Montefiore School of Nursing
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • Nyack College
  • Orange-Ulster BOCES
  • Pace University
  • Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES
  • Rockland BOCES
  • Rockland Community College
  • Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Sullivan County BOCES
  • SUNY Orange
  • SUNY Orange - Newburgh
  • SUNY Sullivan
  • SUNY Ulster
  • Ulster BOCES
  • Westchester Community College

Long Island

  • Adelphi University
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES
  • Farmingdale State College
  • LIU Post
  • Molloy College
  • Nassau Community College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Joseph's College - Long Island
  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk County Community College - Brentwood
  • Suffolk County Community College - Riverhead
  • Suffolk County Community College - Selden
  • VEEB of Nassau County
  • Western Suffolk BOCES

Mohawk Valley

  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES
  • Hartwick College
  • Herkimer BOCES
  • Madison-Oneida BOCES - Rome
  • Madison-Oneida BOCES - Utica
  • Madison-Oneida BOCES - Verona
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES
  • Elizabeth College of Nursing
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • Utica College

New York City: The Bronx

  • Bronx Community College
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Hostos Community College
  • Lehman College
  • Monroe College

New York City: Brooklyn

  • Access Careers
  • ASA College
  • Brooklyn Adult Learning Center
  • Clara Barton High School
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • LIU Brooklyn
  • Medgar Evers College
  • New York City College of Technology
  • Francis College
  • Joseph's College - Brooklyn
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • Touro College

New York City: Manhattan

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility
  • Columbia University
  • CUNY School of Professional Studies
  • Helene Fuld College of Nursing
  • Hunter College
  • Manhattan Institute
  • Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center
  • Mildred Elley - New York City
  • New Age Training
  • New York University
  • Pace University - New York City
  • Pacific College of Health and Science
  • Phillips School of Nursing
  • Swedish Institute
  • Teachers College at Columbia University
  • The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York City: Queens

  • LaGuardia Community College
  • Metropolitan Learning Institute
  • New York Medical Career Training Center
  • Queensborough Community College
  • Paul's School of Nursing - Queens
  • York College

New York City: Staten Island

  • College of Staten Island
  • Curtis High School
  • Paul's School of Nursing - Staten Island
  • Wagner College


  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership - Mount Morris
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership - Spencerport
  • Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing
  • Keuka College
  • Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing
  • Monroe Community College
  • Nazareth College
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES - Medina
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
  • John Fisher College
  • SUNY Brockport
  • University of Rochester
  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES - Newark
  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES - Rochester


  • Le Moyne College
  • Morrisville State College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES - Liverpool
  • Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES - Syracuse
  • Oswego County BOCES
  • Pomeroy College of Nursing
  • Joseph's College of Nursing
  • Syracuse City Schools
  • Upstate Medical University

Other New York cities

  • Alfred State College
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing
  • Binghamton University
  • Broome-Tioga BOCES
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES - Belmont
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES - Ellicottville
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES - Olean
  • Cayuga Community College
  • Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
  • Champlain Valley Educational Services
  • Clinton Community College
  • Corning Community College
  • Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES - Norwich
  • Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES - Sidney Center
  • Elmira College
  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Cassadaga
  • Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES - Jamestown
  • Genesee Community College
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership - Batavia
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership - Warsaw
  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES - Elmira
  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES - Painted Post
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Jefferson-Lewis BOCES
  • North Country Community College - Malone
  • North Country Community College - Saranac Lake
  • North Country Community College - Ticonderoga
  • Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES - Cortland
  • SUNY Broome
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College

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