Offering money to switch clinical sites? Ethical?

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    In my cohort, a student offerred money to switch clinical sites. This is not ethical. Should I report it to our program director? I don't want to be identified though. Any ideas on how to do this anonymously? Thoughts in general? Has this occurred in your program?
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    Don't make a big deal of it. It's not serious enough to cause trouble over -- a minor transgression, if that. It's not like she actually cheated on something and/or got credit for work she didn't do.

    And besides, there is no way you would be able to keep your identity a secret. She knows who she asked, so you will be one of the leading "suspects."

    There will be lots of other, more serious issues to be concerned about in your education and career. Save your energy for something more serious that actually hurts somebody.
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    What about a student I saw who took out his cell phone and took pictures of the exam? Seriously, cheating is so rampant. It's disgusting.

    No, I would not be caught because this particular student sent a mass email to every single person in our class.

    Yes, I understand what you're saying though. It's not a big deal, but at the same time, it is.
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    The person who actually cheated by taking pictures of his exam should be reported.

    But that is very different from the student who simply wanted to change clinical sites. I am not even sure the student who wanted to change sites did anything unethical. How was anybody hurt by that? Was there a stated rule against switching? etc.
    alindberg, KelRN215, and GrnTea like this.
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    Just decline and move on

    Sometimes, people put too much thought into trivial things. Unless you know she requested the switch to gain an advantage, I would ignore.

    Pick your battles

    People will find out it was you and your other cohorts may not take kindly. Trust me on this.
    alindberg, SoldierNurse22, Kipahni, and 6 others like this.
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    If I were you,I would simply ignore especially since its mass email and keep it moving. For the guy that's cheating If you have the proof he cheated , report him, if not do nothing. If you report him and then they actually don't find him cheating, you will look suspicious and may be a target for students and teacher
    RunBabyRun and llg like this.
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    How is asking to switch clinical sites an ethical issue?? When I was in school, switching was allowed if the student found another student willing to switch. It was allowed by the school but the instructor would not switch anyone after the schedule came out, it was then left up to the students that were willing..Of course if a switch was made, the instructor was notified.
    alindberg, KelRN215, Luckyyou, and 1 other like this.
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    If the administration allows this. and they probably know about it already, then there is nothing to be concerned about.
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    Quote from chewychipsahoy
    In my cohort, a student offerred money to switch clinical sites. This is not ethical. Should I report it to our program director? I don't want to be identified though. Any ideas on how to do this anonymously? Thoughts in general? Has this occurred in your program?
    Excuse me, but how is it unethical switching clinicals for money? Not to mention, why would you even complain? Do you plan on complaining throughout your entire life? Good luck progressing.
    alindberg, KelRN215, token787, and 1 other like this.
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    If people are cheating you could try to somehow anonymously report it, but without any proof be prepared for nothing to come of it.

    As for the person trying to change clinical sites? Leave it alone. You're not the sheriff of your nursing class and trying to superintend the behavior of other students just isn't your job.
    alindberg, Hygiene Queen, token787, and 3 others like this.


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