Christine C McCall
Christine C McCall, Lawyer - Pasadena, CA
Posted almost 4 years ago.

It can be very dangerous to rely on info from the schools, especially the for-profit nursing schools.

Marilynn Mika Spencer
Marilynn Mika Spencer, Employment / Labor Attorney - San Diego, CA
Posted almost 4 years ago.

In my far-less extensive experience than Ms. McCall's, I suggest no one rely on the not-for-profit schools or the California Department of Rehabilitation, either.

William Peter Daley
William Peter Daley, DUI / DWI Attorney - San Diego, CA
Posted almost 4 years ago.

Should the school provide wrong, or misinformation, they would be Opening themselves up to legal liability.

Christine C McCall
Christine C McCall, Lawyer - Pasadena, CA
Posted almost 4 years ago.

I've looked at several dozen potential cases where the for-profit nursing school is alleged to have assured the prospective student that the student will be licensable, when it is readily determinable that the student will have significant obstacles in obtaining the state license. I haven't yet seen one where an outcome favorable to the student could be predicted or expected, mostly because of the written disclaimers and warnings that the schools publish deep in the websites. But students are relatively unsophisticated and often do not know to search out the fine print nor how to parse the specific words of the disclaimers. I hope other litigation attorneys come across some better claims as it is clear that legal risks and disincentives are not presently sufficient or effective to inhibit this industry practice. Unaccountably, both US Dept of Ed and student loan administrative agencies routinely take the position that the student is responsible for finding and recognizing good info on these issues.

Marilynn Mika Spencer
Marilynn Mika Spencer, Employment / Labor Attorney - San Diego, CA
Posted almost 4 years ago.

Also, very few people have the financial resources to pursue litigation after years of living on student loans. Even paying costs of suit is beyond the reach if many, much less a retainer/down payment. We all know how many meritorious cases are abandoned because the plaintiff couldn't find an attorney.