I was dismissed from my nursing program at a private college just over a year ago. i was dismissed bc I had forged a doctor's note for missing a clinical day. They dismissed me from the nursing program and have made it so i may never reapply but only suspended me from the college. It was my first offense and was given no warning, probation or other disciplinary actions. The associate dean of nursing was just after me to be dismissed and tht was it. Do I have any grounds for legal action as I was given no chances and directly dismissed for a first offense? They usually make students who have gone against the honor code a module and essay assignment. I believe my punishment was extremely harsh and completely outrageous since I was in good academic standing and nearing the last semester of my BSN!
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): New York
Hello and welcome,
Do you have any reason to believe you may have been discriminated against on the basis of your race, age (40 or older), gender, disability, or other protected status?
No, I do not meet any of those requirements but the associate dean of nursing is known to all students as being very unhelpful and loving to see people fail. My good friend failed out and the dean didn't even e-mail or notify the student. She had to call and schedule an appt to ask whether she has been dismissed and the associate dean rudely asked her why she was there and told her that she should never be a nurse. This is the kind of person we are dealing with. The academic dean of the college was saying that I would most likely get the academic integrity module/essay assignment. As soon as the associate dean of nursing was invilved I knew she had one intention and that was to have me dismissed.
I see.Since there is no allegation that discrimination is involved, the only basis for pursuing legal recourse would typically involve a violation of the school's policy. If you can point to a school policy that may have been violated due to their decision in your case, that would provide a basis for attempting to be reinstated.If you wish to explore your options further, I would request a copy of the school policies applicable to students and review them to determine whether there might be grounds to argue that the school violated one or more in your situation.
I hope you found my answer helpful, even if the law is not in your favor. I would be happy to clarify my answer if anything is not clear or you are looking for additional information. All the best to you!
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