Hey everyone, I'm new here. I have a problem at my school.
I just finished my 3rd semester of nursing and I been studying really hard. I been reading books, listening to recorded lecture, practicing NCLEX questions using NCLEX books. Anyways, I been using Quizlet.com to supplement my studies and found that some of the questions on my test are exactly word for word. Because of this, I was able to do well on some of my tests and even managed to get 100% on one of them.
My nursing program is saying that I'm using a test bank and that I am cheating. I had to meet with a person that deals with the student code of conduct. Obviously I denied having some kind of test bank. I was told that just a presumption of cheating is grounds for being removed from the program and I have to go in front of board members or some kind of ethics committee to explain myself.
The thing is, I don't have a test bank nor did I know the the questions prior to the test. I did not know that questions I found on quizlet would be exactly the questions used on the test. Some questions were also pulled from some of the NCLEX books I've been reviewing.
So my question is.... do you think using quizlet is cheating?
Quizlet has lots of great questions in flashcard format. Maybe they are pulled from a test bank, I wouldn't know. All I know is that I used it to study and there were question that matched what were on my exams.
I really don't know what to do at this point. I don't believe I cheated but the school thinks otherwise.