Three levels of appeal to obtain justice for an honest mistake
An international student was facing academic discipline and dismissal from her nursing program for allegedly falsifying her clinical hours. Our client accurately reported her meetings with her preceptor as clinical hours according to her preceptor’s instructions. However, as this was not according to the university’s policy, our client was accused of violating the student code of conduct. She was near the end of her nursing program and only needed one more clinical rotation to graduate when the school dismissed her. We worked with our client through three levels of appeal until we successfully proved the school’s responsibility for our client’s inaccurate clinical hours. She reported the meetings as clinical hours in good faith and without any unethical intent. Our perseverance and dedication through the multiple appeals ended in success for our client, who was able to return to the program, finish her clinical rotation, and graduate.
Small Public University, Southeastern US