Quote from decartes
It seems to be a common occurence in other schools also. Like EDValerie said, don't worry about it. Mind what you're doing and don't let what others are doing bother you. One of our main objectives for going to nursing school is to prepare for the NCLEX. I don't think there will be any answer sharing for those exams so those who solely study from these things are doing themselves wrong.
It's scary that it's also happening in other schools. But how do we know for sure if these people can't find a way to cheat on the NCLEX? I had read some posts a while back about people sharing questions they remembered from NCLEX. Of course not everyone will get the same questions, but it's possible to have groups of people join together and share their questions, and eventually form a large collection of exact questions. At least some of those may be encountered on the NCLEX.
There was an incident like recently that in the Phillipines, where a group of students were found to have cheated on the licensing nursing exam. It was a big deal on the news, and some people want the nursing school where these students attended to close down.
What if something like this happens one day in one of our schools? Hopefully I'll be graduated by then, but that still leaves a bad reputation for the school which I will list on my resume.
Some students may not see this as a big deal, but it can get worse. It's just not right to have students cheat on exams that have to do with caring for people's health. It's not that I don't think it's fair,but the principle of the thing is wrong. It kind of down-grades the profession as a whole.
What would people think if they found out many medical students cheated on their tests? Would they have the same trust or respect for doctors?
Here's the article from the Phillipine nursing school scandal: