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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or Code of Conduct violation at a nursing school in Oklahoma can have serious consequences of a student who's 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 could be found responsible unfairly. If you're found responsible, even if you have the right to appeal a finding, appeal grounds are often limited and you do want to find yourself at a disadvantage.

Common areas of concern can include: Is the school following its disciplinary policies and procedures? Where 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, where you accused of cheating using an online resource? Is there an alternative explanation for the alleged misconduct? Where the academic resources and accommodations that were promised by the school provided?

Having the answers to these questions is critical to successfully defend against allegations. An experienced attorney adviser will be able to help you present the strongest possible defense against 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 they can also help in seeking the least possible sanctions.

Oklahoma 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:

Oklahoma City

  • Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha
  • Canadian Valley Technology Center - El Reno
  • Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center
  • Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • Langston University - Langston
  • Metro Technology Center
  • Mid-America Technology Center
  • Mid-Del Technology Center
  • Moore Norman Technology Center
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Oklahoma City Community College
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
  • Platt College - Moore
  • Platt College - Oklahoma City
  • Redlands Community College
  • Rose State College
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


  • Central Technology Center - Drumright
  • Central Technology Center - Sapulpa
  • Green Country Technology Center
  • Langston University - Tulsa
  • National American University - Tulsa
  • Northeast Technology Center - Claremore
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Platt College - Tulsa
  • Rogers State University
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Tulsa
  • University of Tulsa

Other Oklahoma cities

  • Autry Technology Center
  • Bacone College
  • Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
  • Carl Albert State College - Poteau
  • Carl Albert State College - Sallisaw
  • Chisholm Trail Technology Center
  • Connors State College
  • East Central University
  • East Central University - Ardmore
  • East Central University - Durant
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College - Idabel
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College - McAlester
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College - Wilburton
  • Gordon Cooper Technology Center
  • Great Plains Technology Center - Frederick
  • Great Plains Technology Center - Lawton
  • High Plains Technology Center
  • Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee
  • Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw
  • Indian Capital Technology Center - Stilwell
  • Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Antlers
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlester
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler
  • Kiamichi Technology Center - Talihina
  • Meridian Technology Center
  • Murray State College
  • Northeast Technology Center - Afton
  • Northeast Technology Center - Kansas
  • Northeast Technology Center - Pryor
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Grove
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Miami
  • Northeastern State University
  • Northern Oklahoma College - Enid
  • Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater
  • Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Enid
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Ponca City
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Woodward
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Oklahoma State University - Goodwell
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Pioneer Technology Center
  • Platt College - Lawton
  • Pontotoc Technology Center
  • Red River Technology Center
  • Rogers State University - Bartlesville
  • Seminole State College
  • Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
  • Southwest Technology Center
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Tri County Technology Center
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Lawton
  • Wes Watkins Technology Center
  • Western Oklahoma State College - Altus
  • Western Oklahoma State College - Elk City
  • Western Oklahoma State College - Lawton
  • Western Technology Center

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