I am in nursing school and was currently charged no convictions yet for battery, can I still attend/go to clinical?
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You may be able to go online and obtain a copy of the Code of Conduct for your Nursing program. Generally, it's not the charge but rather the conviction which can cause you problems. However, some programs insist that you report any arrests. Also, the type of charge may be important. For example, In your chosen profession, the assault charge may be more serious than the DUI. If a career counselor is available, information about the consequences of a conviction on one or more of these charges may be obtained from that individual without any admission on your part.
I am not aware of anything in the law which would prevent you from pursuing your education while your case is pending. However, you are in a better position than I am to know about any code of conduct with the school, the nursing program, etc., which might be implicated by your arrest. Of course, you should review any such documents which exist.
I hope this is helpful.