Interesting article about "diploma mills"

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    http://www.upiasia.com/Human_Rights/...for_sale/2995/

    This might cause people to get defensive, but I'm curious about the credibility of this site. Does anybody know?
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    And your point is? I know what you're trying to imply by posting this link. You're really stirring the hornet's nest, aren't you?
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    Quote from LatinaVNStudentRN2B
    http://www.upiasia.com/Human_Rights/...for_sale/2995/

    This might cause people to get defensive, but I'm curious about the credibility of this site. Does anybody know?
    The site is owned by UPI (United Press International).
    It is a major international news source, with the same degree of credibility as AP (Associated Press) or Reuters.
    What a scary story!
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    The native nurses need to speak out, these diploma mills decrease the value of their education. They need to hold their government's feet to the fire to verify the colleges. No one why they need help filling out the NCLEX application.
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    Quote from Alexk49
    The native nurses need to speak out, these diploma mills decrease the value of their education. They need to hold their government's feet to the fire to verify the colleges. No one why they need help filling out the NCLEX application.
    Diploma Mills are in USA as well. Really no way to regulate them. I would dare to say this is more of a issue in the USA than other countries

    People get busted and fired from jobs all the time in the USA, They have been caught using fake diplomas from Diploma Mills

    This is part of the rise of the internet.
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    Quote from Itzallgood
    Diploma Mills are in USA as well. Really no way to regulate them. I would dare to say this is more of a issue in the USA than other countries

    People get busted and fired from jobs all the time in the USA, They have been caught using fake diplomas from Diploma Mills

    This is part of the rise of the internet.
    Thats true....

    Very scary indeed!
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    Quote from Itzallgood
    Diploma Mills are in USA as well. Really no way to regulate them. I would dare to say this is more of a issue in the USA than other countries

    People get busted and fired from jobs all the time in the USA, They have been caught using fake diplomas from Diploma Mills.
    More of an issue in the US than in other countries? Do you have a similar reference (i.e. major news organization) that supports your claim? Certainly it would be inappropriate to "dare to say" something like that without concrete evidence to back it up. Please share your source.

    I'm also interested in your claim that people in the US get fired "all the time" for using fake diplomas. Do you have a statistic that supports your claim? I've lived in the US my entire life and I have never known anyone who has been fired for using a fake diploma. Kindly share your source that this happens "all the time."


    This is a forum: a place to share information and opinions. I find it misleading, however, when people attempt to present their own opinions as fact. The original poster offered a link to a UPI news story about diploma mills in the Philippines. Subsequent posters have attempted to "turn the tables" by pointing their fingers at the US, making unsubstantiated claims that it's even more of a problem in the US. It's the same reaction that small children have when caught doing something wrong--pointing the finger at others. It's also a good example of what my Filipino co-workers refer to as "crab mentality."
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    I've heard of the "become an ordained Minister" and "therapist" diploma mill diplomas from the States but never a "real" degree.
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    For a school of nursing to be accredited a person has to come to the school examine records and interview students. Instructors resumes have to be reviewed.

    For a college they have to have a similar accreditation program.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_accreditation

    I have heard of nurse impersonators. Never heard of a nurse from diploma mill though.

    Until foreign schools have a process similar to the USA these situations will continue.
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