this is a very interesting discussion (?) as i am enrolled in an online nursing program presently.
cheating - i have sat for state boards in two different modalities so far and it behooves me how one can cheat on the state boards which if i remember correctly are the final test for most healthcare professions. so if a student cheats their way through school, how in the world can they pass the state boards?
online education - well let's see. first we had college for men only, then they started "allowing" us women :uhoh21: to get an education, and then they allowed "older adults" to get an education, and then saturday and evening classes were started, and somewhere in there distance education was offered (correspondence i believe it is called) and then there was the incorporation of tv assisted learning, and videotape courses, and now we have evolved to online learning. hmmmmmmm, seems like everyone got used to the changes in education along the way and i suppose everyone will become accustomed to online learning too!!!
schools & employers - ahhh, they do care. ever hear of www.plagierism.com?
check it out. schools are now using this and putting students on notice left and right. i am curious though how plagiarism fits into nursing? do you copy someone's technique for administering meds or what?? as for employers they all researched my credentials but then any reputable employer will. well now that brings up a whole new issue, fake nursing licenses.
so to sum it up those students who cheat their way through nursing school, must be cheating to pass the nclex, and then buying a fake nursing licenses ta boot. i see; jeeze if it's that darn easy why in the world are so many of us going through school. bunch of dummies we are!!!!
poe me, your name says it all. please go cry foul somewhere else we are too busy moving forward with our education.