Quote from NY_teach
Yes, follow the grievance procedure in your student handbook. For a lawyer, contact your state bar association. Sometimes even a letter from an attorney stating you have retained them can be effective.
If your talking about just wanting to graduate period, the academic adviser is the person to see. Maybe your school offers and option to design an individualized major and your nursing credits can be applied. You can call it Health Care Studies or something like that.
There are also transfer friendly schools that will work with you. Excelsior college come off the top of my head but there are many others.
Do you still want to be a nurse or you want do something else?
If he is in nursing then he should be allowed to graduate with a degree in nursing. There are instructors out there that take delight in the power they have to give grades that the student may be undeserving of...which any direction they happen to be in. My ADN program was full of them and I had ONE in my RN-BSN program...I wasn't even the victim but there were a couple of students that she would just shoot down no matter what they did or said. I had one of them to ask me to review a paper she had wrote....I am a very good writer but hers was far better than mine. Excited over my opinion, she got a 68 on her assignment and I got 100...when she questioned her grade the instructor told her she didn't "grasp the concept" of the assignment...how vague can you possibly be? She wrote point for point, no different than what I did and did a better job.
We all see these stories posted from time to time on AN and when you read through, you can clearly see that the OP was wanting to be "given" something for nothing, didn't put the time in, had lame excuses for skipping class, etc. In other words, you can see where the bad grade would come from.
This is one of the few posts where the OP is taking responsibility for everything, even an illness he couldn't control. He is following every channel, every rule, every directive.
Let's face it...we have all seen some real idiots get through nursing school...While I couldn't tell you if the OP is an A student, I would find it very, very difficult to believe that he couldn't write an assignment that would be of passing standard.
I would fight this one to my last breath if I were you.