Cheating in nursing School...

  1. 0 Hi guys. There is a classmate in my class who is cheating by using tests banks. She told me herself. THE Funny thing is how she told me that she wont give it to me because she does not "trust" me. I went to her because I wanted to know how she studies to get good grades too and that's what she told me... It sounded like she was mad at me.. I dont know!! Why would she tell me something like that, What should I do? I dont think is fair to cheat, but i don't want to have to do anything with this... But she TOLD ME!! Help?
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    From 'NY'; Joined Jul '12; Posts: 105; Likes: 20.

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  4. Visit  portalhop profile page
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    Yikes. I would say it's your duty to report, however if you don't have any concrete evidence then she could easily deny it. You might set up a meeting with your advisor and ask, theoretically, what someone in your situation should do with this information.
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  5. Visit  haiden304 profile page
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    Leave it alone!!!!!!! NOT YOUR BUSINESS. Dont get into to! It'll come back and bite her in the butt when it comes to NCLEX!!
  6. Visit  jan286 profile page
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    UGH! I hate cheaters! My blood is boiling just reading this! But, like the others said, don't get involved. Just try to forget about it! Stay away from her. It will catch up to her. If she told you, someone she doesn't "trust", then I am sure she has told others...
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  7. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Have you seen her using test banks? She may just be all talk and just trying to get a rise out of you.

    However if you have direct, concrete knowledge that she is in fact cheating, you need to check your school's honor code/policy as you may be morally and procedurally obligated to report your knowledge. If she is caught and you knew she was cheating you can be considered just as guilty as her. Not all schools have such an honor or academic honesty policy but check your school's policy/code to make certain.
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  8. Visit  Red35 profile page
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    Quote from haiden304
    Leave it alone!!!!!!! NOT YOUR BUSINESS. Dont get into to! It'll come back and bite her in the butt when it comes to NCLEX!!

    Also when she has to take the HESI after each semester.....

    The funny part...I didn't know what a test bank was...I had to google it....

    I could never be a criminal...


    No worries....it will bite her in the behind and I would stay as far away from her as possible.
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  9. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    Yes stay out of it. She probably doesn't trust you because she knows then you would have evidence! Avoid her & find someone else to get study tips from.
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  10. Visit  Jill2Shay profile page
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    I'm pretty sure our instructors write our questions... I've never even heard of a test bank nor do I understand how to use one to cheat.
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  11. Visit  SummerCher profile page
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    I never heard of a test bank before I had to look it up too. But is that considered cheating? How would you know if the test banks are copies of the exact test you will be taking. I could see how that would be wrong. Sorry I am confused.
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  12. Visit  NurseNightOwl profile page
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    I agree with those who have said not to say anything... During our first semester, someone in our class knew that a group of students were using the TBs and she informed the instructor - however, when the teacher met with the accused students, there was no hard evidence to be found, and nothing was done, and everyone somehow found out who had "ratted" and felt resentment toward that student. It's unfair, but that is just how it is unfortunately. (Side note for my personal opinion -- even though using TBs is obviously dishonest, it is so prevalent, I am always surprised to hear that teachers are using these questions; it's like they don't care!)
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  13. Visit  DawnJ profile page
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    Is using a test bank cheating? As long as the instructor isn't pulling the test from it, I can see it would be a good way to study. Like, I always use the test questions at the back of the chapter or on the book's online site, and I will do the questions on the topic (like endocrine) from my NCLEX and Reviews and Rationale books. It is very unlikely that the exact questions will be used my my teacher on the test, and it gives me an idea of what areas of the topic I need to study more on.
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  14. Visit  RLtinker profile page
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    Quote from SummerCher
    I never heard of a test bank before I had to look it up too. But is that considered cheating? How would you know if the test banks are copies of the exact test you will be taking. I could see how that would be wrong. Sorry I am confused.
    Yes it is cheating, every text book publishers makes up questions that follow their books content. But students are not allowed to buy or have access to these test questions. However, some teachers use more then one test bank or change the content to combat cheaters. The funny thing is I once had a teacher that gave us the test bank to study from and people still failed that class.
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  15. Visit  DatMurse profile page
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    I would honestly not get involved in it. It really isnt worth your time, nursing school is busy enough. Last thing you need is drama in your life
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