Q: I'm in a nursing program and every week we have to do clinicals or class hours which are accounted differently .
You would have to pay 450 dollars to make up a clinical day but if you miss class hours you can miss up to 6 days and be fine. bit of backstory we ended up having to go to class because we could not be at the clinical facility that day I had a issue at home so I asked if I could miss the next day which my instructor said would count as a class day and not a clinical so I didnt come to school. They are now telling me that it is a clinical day and that I'll have to make it up and pay . My instructor is denying having said this but I have witnesses plus I asked our clinical coordinator and she said the same thing so legally who is responsible me or them? . Because the staff told me my instructor and coordinator told me it would be ok . And now they want me to pay 450 dollars for a mistake that isn't my fault .
A: Your best bet is to have an attorney review the program and attendance requirements and to help you determine your next cause of action.
Who’s at fault. No way to say here online. Without a written document you have a classic verbal dispute. Witnesses or not you have no way to prove it is the way you say it is. The reality is that you missed the scheduled event. I also assume that the school has a written policy on this sortof thing which likely supports the schools position.
Next, the school most likely has a system that must be followed in situations like this. You should look at your schools policy and procedures to ensure you have complied with the same.
Lastly, the cost of hiring an attorney in this case will far outweigh the $450.00 so you should evaluate whether to pursue yourself or hire an attorney.
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