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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity, or Code of Conduct violation at a nursing school in Tennessee 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, leading 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 to finding, appeal grounds are often 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?

Are there alternative explanations 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 defend 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 will be able to help resolve the case and they can also help in seeking the least possible sanctions.

Tennessee 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:

Chattanooga

  • Chattanooga College
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Southern Adventist University
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Knoxville

  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Roane State Community College
  • South College - Knoxville
  • South College - Knoxville Parkside
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Knoxville
  • Tennessee Wesleyan University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Memphis

  • Baptist Health Sciences University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Concorde Career College - Memphis
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Memphis
  • The Healthcare Institute
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Nashville

  • Allied Health Careers Institute
  • Belmont University
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Cumberland University
  • Fortis Institute - Nashville
  • Lipscomb University
  • Marian University - Nashville
  • Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Nashville State Community College
  • South College - Nashville
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Dickson
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hartsville
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Murfreesboro
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville
  • Tennessee State University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Volunteer State Community College

Other Tennessee cities

  • Appalachian Regional Practical Nursing Program
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Bethel University
  • Carson-Newman University
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Fortis Institute - Cookeville
  • Four Rivers Regional Practical Nursing Program
  • Freed-Hardeman University
  • Jackson Regional Practical Nursing Program
  • Jackson State Community College
  • King University
  • Lee University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Martin Methodist College
  • Milligan University
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • South Central Regional Practical Nursing Program
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Athens
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crossville
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Elizabethton
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Hohenwald
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Morristown
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Paris
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • Tennessee Valley Regional Practical Nursing Program
  • Tusculum University
  • Union University
  • University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Walters State Community College

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