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Accused of cheating at pearson vue

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Hello,

This actually is not for myself but for someone I know. This person was seeing a tutor and the tutor was teaching her a method of writing down key words on whiteboard. And during the test the proctor told her this is your last whiteboard this is cheating! I have never heard of this, this happened at the Fairfield CA has anyone had experience with this this? I have no idea on how to help her? Any advice would be greatly appreciated it? I used many boards for my NCLEX and passed I was never told I am cheating but I took my exam in Oakland!

That is very strange, I never heard of this either. Is there more to the story?

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

She may have been suspected of "brain dumping" meaning writing down concepts and/or information that would be helpful in passing the exam.

Since we weren't there, there's no way in telling when she wrote on the board as well as what transpired during her interactions with Pearson Vue.

Granted, on my exam, I only used the white board for math problems, never for concepts or content. :no:

Did she do this before or after she was at the computer taking the test? If it was before being seated it is considered cheating.

I believe that anything written prior to the start of the actual exam is considered brain dumping (that includes the informative session at the beginning).

This was in the middle of the test, I used many white boards during my nclex more than 10 because I have to write things out its just the way I retain?

it was after the test started it was in middle of the test it nearly impossible to cheat on NCLEX

MissMoo25, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Pediatrics, Long Term Care.

I only used one board but used it to work out concepts such as hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia effects and respiratory/metabolic acidosis/alkalosis. I was not accused of cheating and I did it after the start of the test as I was answering questions. There has to be more to this story.

Get your friend to post exactly what happened. Coming through you, as it is, isn't giving us the whole picture.

Too much missing to be of much help here.

It's hard to tell from this story though?

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

This was in the middle of the test, I used many white boards during my nclex more than 10 because I have to write things out its just the way I retain?

Why would you need to retain information on a test such as the NCLEX?

I'm curious about that...

I took my nclex today. I guess i did a quick brain dump. I didn't read it on the rules nor was I informed.

I was on my last tutorial question and just wrote down "c-f +40 9/5 -40 f-c +40 5/9 -40" Protein value and then I started the test. Then I wrote a bit more after a couple of questions like mnemonics. Using maybe 1/8 of the paper.

The proctor did not come up to me and take my board away. I know before it stated on the NCSBN that it was not allowed. But now it doesn't state on the rules.

  • A clean note board can be requested during your exam by raising your hand. The erasable note board and marker may not be removed from the testing room during the exam except by the TA, and these items must be returned to the TA after the exam.
  • Writing on any materials other than the note board is prohibited and will result in an incident report and results will be placed on hold.

THELIVINGWORST, ASN, RN

Specializes in Public Health. Has 4 years experience.

I took my nclex today. I guess i did a quick brain dump. I didn't read it on the rules nor was I informed.

I was on my last tutorial question and just wrote down "c-f +40 9/5 -40 f-c +40 5/9 -40" Protein value and then I started the test. Then I wrote a bit more after a couple of questions like mnemonics. Using maybe 1/8 of the paper.

The proctor did not come up to me and take my board away. I know before it stated on the NCSBN that it was not allowed. But now it doesn't state on the rules.

  • A clean note board can be requested during your exam by raising your hand. The erasable note board and marker may not be removed from the testing room during the exam except by the TA, and these items must be returned to the TA after the exam.
  • Writing on any materials other than the note board is prohibited and will result in an incident report and results will be placed on hold.

If everyone else read it and was informed, you were too.

From what I've heard, you can't write on the whiteboards until the actual test starts. Prior to that (such as during practice questions) is against the rules.

Just to make everything clear she did NOT start using whiteboard until the test started I just never heard that you are limited to the amount of whiteboard used. For me I used over 5 whiteboards

RubberDuckieLove

Specializes in Neuro Intensive Care. Has 1 years experience.

I took my nclex today. I guess i did a quick brain dump. I didn't read it on the rules nor was I informed.

I was on my last tutorial question and just wrote down "c-f +40 9/5 -40 f-c +40 5/9 -40" Protein value and then I started the test. Then I wrote a bit more after a couple of questions like mnemonics. Using maybe 1/8 of the paper.

The proctor did not come up to me and take my board away. I know before it stated on the NCSBN that it was not allowed. But now it doesn't state on the rules.

  • A clean note board can be requested during your exam by raising your hand. The erasable note board and marker may not be removed from the testing room during the exam except by the TA, and these items must be returned to the TA after the exam.
  • Writing on any materials other than the note board is prohibited and will result in an incident report and results will be placed on hold.

Brain dumping is addressed on the white sheet they give you as soon as you walk in the door. The one you have to read before they process you to go in to take the test.

Is it just me, or does anyone also find cheating because of "brain dumping" ridiculous?

I mean for once, it came out of your own BRAIN it's your BRAIN. Your own BRAIN. It's just easier for others to write things down in able for them to relax knowing that they have it written down. Just like a security blanket. I mean I'm no where near understanding NCSBN regarding this matter. I just don't think it should be called cheating as you did not use any other tool but your BRAIN.

It's your BRAIN, how can you cheat using your BRAIN? Sorry I just don't understand :( it seems that they're making it so hard. The US needs nurses. My mom is a nurse supervisor in a correctional department and complains when they are short of nurses. A lot of nurses are forced to do over times and they get paid time and a half. So isn't it just awkward to be holding people like what they are doing?