I know exactly what you mean. When we entered this program, we had to sign an academic honesty statement, but apparently it doesn't mean much to some people.
There are a group of students (4, I think) who cheat incessantly, in other classes. They somehow managed to get copies of A&P exams, they copy them for each other, and then they gloat over how they all got A's like its some big achievement.
Its totally disgusting. I've been on the fence about whether or not I should report them all year. I should say the only reason I didn't report them is because I'm not in the particular classes they are cheating to pass, and, truthfully, I didn't want to be involved. I guess its too late now, but these are the ones that are dangerously close to failing nursing this semester, presumably because they were not able to get copies of the exams.
And they won't be able to get copies of the boards, so I can only hope they will fail there. Man, that sounds mean. But they are just dangerous---I would not want a nurse, or want anybody I cared about to have a nurse that was too lazy or incapable of learning basic anatomy and physiology to be responsible for my care, observations about my condition, ramifications of medication, etc.
Its sad, really. One of these students had a serious procedure done the day before a test, so she arranged to take it the Monday after (we took it on a Thursday). All of her little cheating buddies took it on Thursday. I bet that's the best grade she's gotten on an exam all semester.
I'm not one to be proud of mediocrity, and I work very hard for every A I have, and its an insult to me that these people will be graduating and possibly working beside me, knowing how dishonest, deceitful, and truly unprepared they are.
Stepping off my soapbox now.