Quote from suzanne4
sirry, but that is not the way that it should be. and do not blame it on your culture there, but just on certain people that think that they can get ahead of everyone else and it does not matter who they hurt.
we have seen it happen with the nle exam fiasco of a year ago. and from the other side of it, if you were the employer, and someone is willing to cheat on their exam like this, would you want them as an employee? chances are very high that it would be no. if they are willing to cheat to pass an exam, what will they do with legal documentation at work in the future? or when they need to do a procedure that they have never done, they may lie about it. this is not what you want in your employee. and now with the number of students that are in school there wishing to escape to the us, it is going to be much harder to be able to get a visa and work in the us legally.
cheating on exams is not the thing to do, the person should be responsible for knowing the information to begin with, that is their responsibility.
sorry, but you are new here, and have much to learn. cheating anywhere is not acceptable behavior, period. and if you think that it is normal culture there, then the us does not need to employ nurses from there or permit them to work here.
there're nagging thoughts at the back of my mind, and this post stated things perfectly.
filipinos are not
we do not
have a culture of cheating.
there are some people who say that cheating is perfectly acceptable, to get "ahead" in the game.
there are people who cheat, who buy grades, diplomas, degrees...who got to the us first, and brag about their green cards, who laugh at the honest souls who walk the high road (understandably taking longer to get to the us).
the point is: nursing is a profession.
nursing being a quick way to get a green card is only incidental.
if you do not like to help people, if you do not know how to empathize, if you do not care...then you will not last in nursing.
nursing is not
an "easy job."
the people (some lecturers/reviewers) in the philippines who say that nursing in the us is easy--i bet they haven't worked in the us as rns. if you don't know your stuff, you can get people hurt.
you can get people killed.
if you cannot pass the nle on your own blood, if you cannot pass the cgfns exam on your own sweat, if you cannot pass the nclex-rn on your own tears...then you might not have the mental capacity to be an rn.
nurses are not mindless robots carrying out the instructions of the doctors.
nurses are critical thinkers, patient advocates, crusaders for patient safety.
nurses need brains to be all these.
the cheating "nurses" who have us rn licenses, who have green cards, who have houses and cars...i would not trust them with my life, nor my neighbor's life.
a lot of nursing is based on trust--your initials on the mar are the proof that you gave the narcotic as documented; if you cheated (easily) to get your rn license, what's to prevent you from cheating in your nursing job? you can just as easily initial the mars and sell the narcotics to your friendly neighborhood drug pusher.
for the cheating "nurses," they live in the us with anxiety.
will this phone call be from the uscis, revoking my green card?
will i be deported on the next plane?
how do i explain things to my family & friends when i'm returned to the philippines?
do things the right way, the honest way.
for the sake of filipinos everywhere.
for your sake.
for your children's sake.