Opinions Please! Long Story - page 5

Ok....... 2 weeks ago during my AP Class muscles pratical, a girl in my class asked me for an answer on the written portion of the pratical and I gave her the answer. Whatever.... maybe I shouldn't... Read More

  1. by   kittyw
    But you've never explain why you think it's ok... just stated that you did and I'm really trying to understand. You may sleep just fine, but I was addressing those fellow classmates that have been just plain rude ... THEY can't be sleeping well if they have to put their faults onto someone else.
  2. by   bet0326
    Originally posted by B_Matt

    MY question is #1 do I personally address it with the professor who is a sweet heart and has been really nice and supportive to me....... and helped tremendously.....and he never mentioned anything to me about this whole thing at all tonight

    Just forget it and not even acknowledge the incident

    Of if he asks me about it.... just remain clueless

    Or should I call my ex study partner and try to clear the air.....(her and I might be in the same nursing class in the fall


    B
    WOW. I wouldn't say anything and hope it blows over. Until then just be polite to that witch in your class. If the professor hasn't mentioned it by now he probably won't.

    Good Luck
  3. by   bet0326
    IT WAS ONE ANSWER. I think most of us know the difference between narcotics stealing and a stupid question on a test that most of us will forget. I don't think it's worth getting kicked out of school for. Maybe I've been working too long but I would definitely be able to sleep at night and I never cheat in school. Still I don't think one mistake that she is obviously very sorry for should determine her future.

    LET IT BLOW OVER. TRUST ME YOU'LL GET OVER IT.
  4. by   bet0326
    Originally posted by kittyw
    but I was addressing those fellow classmates that have been just plain rude ... THEY can't be sleeping well if they have to put their faults onto someone else.
    That's just as bad as cheating in my book.
  5. by   rstewart
    Originally posted by kikibug
    Oh, wait....rstewart don't judge me or the others based on what we believe. Everyone has the right to say whatever it is they want to say about the subject, and whatever it is that you think about my opinion I could really care less. We have the right to our own opinion, after all we are in America here...so please back off...
    Of course you have a right to express your opinion. Indeed we are all in America.

    That said, when you advise others to be dishonest and manipulative on this board, I do not think it unreasonable for me to comment.

    If I may, the problem is not with what you believe; on the contrary the problem is that you appear to believe in nothing---the ends always justify the means.

    It is ironic that the original poster has admitted more than once in subsequent posts that she had been dishonest, that she would not repeat the error in judgement, that there is a possibility she may have held resentment for the former study partner who reported the incident, etc. My belief is that this person will go far. We all make mistakes and in the overall scheme of things, it was a small one.

    On the other hand, this thread has brought out the "who are you to judge me crowd" as I knew it would. Well, here's a newsflash for you, Kikibug: In the world of nursing employment, medical legal practice, the state boards of nursing etc there are "rights" and "wrongs" and these and other entities will be more than willing to "judge" you-----with or without your permission. If and when you become a practicing nurse it may serve you well to remember that.
  6. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by rstewart
    On the other hand, this thread has brought out the "who are you to judge me crowd" as I knew it would. Well, here's a newsflash for you: In the world of nursing employment, medical legal practice, the state boards of nursing etc there are "rights" and "wrongs" and these and other entities will be more than willing to "judge" you-----with or without your permission. If and when you become a practicing nurse it may serve you well to remember that.
    Actually, this is a good point, rstweart.
  7. by   Rena RN 2003
    intransitive senses
    1 a : to practice fraud or trickery b : to violate rules dishonestly (as at cards or on an examination)
    that according to webster's dictionary.


    giving an answer, taking an answer, either way it's against school policy. doesn't matter how many are involved. doesn't matter who "tattled." wrong is wrong.

    and as much as i can hardly imagine "working with a tattletale," neither can i imagine working a critical case with a person that had to cheat to get through nursing school.

    B_Matt (brenda), i must say that i am proud of how you have handled the criticism that you must have known would have come from this conversation. you made a mistake, you realize it, you have grown from the experience. best of luck in school.
  8. by   tattooednursie
    Everyone makes mistakes! and I'm sure your ex-study partner has made PLENTY more than you have! I would talk to your instructor first of all, then I'd try and clear things up with the one who has been giving you problems too.

    No one is gonna crucify you for this, and if they are, they shouldnt be replying

    good luck
    Mandi
  9. by   missionnurse
    B--


    Wow, so many responses!


    My advice amongst this plethora of advice?

    Follow your conscience! If you can't sleep,eat, or hang out with the family without beign totally stressed out and worried about the situation, then do what will clear your conscience!

    Sure, the cheating was wrong; sure, the ex- study partner sounds like a twit (who is probably jealous of you in some way or another); but when it all comes down, you have to live with YOU!!!


    You can listen to all the advice given here, and all the opinions thrown in-- which are all good-- but take some time to listen to what your gut is telling you is the right thing to do!!!

    If you get quiet for a while and just listen, the answer that brings peace will come, regardless of the consequenses you will or won't face!

    Good luck! And I'll be praying for you!

    Misty
  10. by   Beach_RN
    Beautifully said Misty! Thank you!

    Brenda
  11. by   bet0326
    Originally posted by missionnurse
    B--


    If you get quiet for a while and just listen, the answer that brings peace will come, regardless of the consequenses you will or won't face!

    Good luck! And I'll be praying for you!

    Misty
    DITTO!

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