My friend is currently in the nursing program and she bought the nursing test bank questions from a website online. She thought it was legal, but she found out that she could get kicked out of the program because of this. Her professor said that they're working with the publisher to find out who bought these test banks from an illegal website that they found. Will they be able to find out if she doesn't say and tell anyone about this?
Dec 7, '17
Her best bet may be to come clean ASAP, the "I didn't know it was against the rules" defense gets weaker every day she doesn't say anything. It really depends on what this website she got the bank from was like. If it was obviously not on the up and up they probably won't buy that she thought it was just some extra resource. She can gamble that she never gets found out, but I would vote to come clean. Also, if she's just been using test banks there's a good chance she hasn't really understood then material, which could become obvious once she doesn't have access to them. Just my two cents.
Dec 9, '17
I'm probably going to be in the minority here, but this seems like a case where honesty is not the best policy. You said the school is working with the publisher to find out who bought test banks from a website. Common sense tells me there is absolutely no possible way to find out who got onto a website such as Test Mango and made purchases. Is a publisher really going to contact an "illegal" website and demand things such as names, address, email addresses, and other personal information of their customers? Probably not. And even if they did (and were successful in doing so) is that publisher going to turn around and give the personal information of thousands upon thousands of people to your school? Again, probably not. My advice is to keep your mouth shut and take this as a lesson learned.
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