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

Being accused of an academic dishonesty, integrity or code of conduct violation at a nursing school in Texas 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 is can have a major, potential impact on your ability to complete your nursing program and to become licensed. Schools often seek to hold students 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 are often 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 the instructor? For example, are you being 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 can help you present the strongest possible defense to the charges of misconduct, and they should be involved 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.

Texas 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:

Amarillo

  • Amarillo College
  • West Texas A&M University

Austin

  • Austin Community College
  • Concordia University Texas
  • National American University - Austin
  • South University - Austin
  • Temple College - Taylor
  • Texas State University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Western Governors University - Texas

Beaumont / Port Arthur area

  • Lamar State College - Orange
  • Lamar State College - Port Arthur
  • Lamar University

Brownsville

  • South Texas Training Center
  • Texas Southmost College
  • Texas State Technical College - Harlingen
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center School of Vocational Nursing

Corpus Christi

  • Del Mar College
  • Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex

  • Baylor University
  • Brookhaven College
  • Carrington College - Mesquite
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Cephas Center for Health Sciences
  • Chamberlain University - Irving
  • College of Nursing and Advanced Health Professions at The Chicago School
  • Collin College
  • Concorde Career College - Dallas
  • Concorde Career College - Grand Prairie
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • Navarro College - Waxahachie
  • PCI Health Training Center
  • Southwestern Adventist University
  • Tarrant County College
  • Teamwork Career Institute
  • Texas A&M University - Commerce
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Texas Woman's University
  • Trinity Valley Community College - Kaufman
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Weatherford College
  • West Coast University - Dallas

El Paso

  • El Paso Community College - Mission del Paso
  • El Paso Community College - Rio Grande
  • Excel Learning Center
  • Southwest University at El Paso
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Vista College

Greater Houston metro area

  • Alvin Community College
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bell Tech Career Institute
  • Brazosport College
  • Chamberlain University - Houston
  • Chamberlain University - Pearland
  • College of Health Care Professions
  • College of the Mainland
  • Galveston College
  • Houston Baptist University
  • Houston Community College
  • Lee College
  • Lone Star College - CyFair
  • Lone Star College - Kingwood
  • Lone Star College - Montgomery
  • Lone Star College - North Harris
  • Lone Star College - Tomball
  • Pima Medical Institute - Houston
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • San Jacinto College - Central
  • San Jacinto College - North
  • San Jacinto College - South
  • Texas Health School
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • University of Houston - Downtown
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Vocational Nursing Institute

Killeen / Temple / Fort Hood area

  • Central Texas College
  • Temple College - Temple
  • Texas A&M University - Central Texas
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Laredo

  • Laredo Community College
  • Texas A&M International University

Lubbock

  • Covenant School of Nursing
  • Lubbock Christian University
  • South Plains College - Reese Center
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

McAllen / Edinburg / Mission area

  • Rio Grande Valley College
  • South Texas College
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Valley Grande Institute

San Antonio

  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
  • Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio
  • Hallmark University
  • Quest College
  • San Antonio College
  • Philip's College - New Braunfels
  • Philip's College - San Antonio
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • United States Army Medical Center of Excellence
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • Wayland Baptist University

Waco

  • McLennan Community College

Other Texas cities

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Angelina College
  • Angelo State University
  • Blinn College - Brenham
  • Blinn College - Bryan
  • Cisco College
  • Clarendon College
  • Coastal Bend College
  • East Texas Baptist University
  • Frank Phillips College
  • Grayson College
  • Hill College
  • Howard College - Big Spring
  • Howard College - San Angelo
  • Kilgore College - Kilgore
  • Kilgore College - Longview
  • LeTourneau University
  • Midland College
  • Midland College - Fort Stockton
  • Midwestern State University
  • Navarro College - Corsicana
  • Navarro College - Mexia
  • North Central Texas College
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Odessa College - Andrews
  • Odessa College - Monahans
  • Odessa College - Odessa
  • Panola College
  • Paris Junior College
  • Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
  • Ranger College
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Schreiner University
  • South Plains College - Levelland
  • South Plains College - Plainview
  • Southwest Texas Junior College
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texarkana College
  • Texas A&M University - Texarkana
  • Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Texas State Technical College - Sweetwater
  • Trinity Valley Community College - Palestine
  • Tyler County Hospital School of Vocational Nursing
  • Tyler Junior College
  • University of Houston - Victoria
  • University of Texas at Tyler
  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Vernon College - Vernon
  • Vernon College - Wichita Falls
  • Victoria College
  • Western Texas College
  • Wharton County Junior College

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