What to do when U know others are cheating...(in classes) - page 3

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  1. by   Gldngrl
    I agree with the previous postings re: honour code policies. If the instructor is notified of suspected violations and does nothing to investigate, then he/she should be reported as well. Nursing is a profession valued for its trust and honesty.
  2. by   sharann
    And why wait until they don't pass the exit exams or NCLEX? Because during clinicals they could pass the wrong med, dose, route, etc and hurt or kill a patient, thats why.
    Stop it in its tracks, go to an instructor you respect.
  3. by   kbella1218
    I currently take A&P II and we got to have an open book test. Would you believe this girl actually had the nerve to get up and start asking other students what they put as answers?! Our prof had left b/c he was sick.

    My girlfriend called me and told me this (I had finished my test and left early) and asked what she should do. I say, BLOW THE WHISTLE b/c I bust my tail for my grades, good or bad. So she did and the prof made the class take the test again. Luckily this gal is shooting for dental hygiene, so I won't be forced to kill her if she shows up in my nursing classes! Ha ha. But I feel like you are doing a disservice to all including yourself if you don't tell.
  4. by   Shed13911
    I agree with the previous posters as why you should report it. There may be mistakes they could make that would cost someone their life. You would be as guilty if you did not act on the information before it came to that. Why should it go any further? Theses cheaters are wasting the instructors time and taking away from YOU that want to learn. Do it how ever you want, but do it NOW!! :imbar
  5. by   hock1
    Forget about the cheaters. None of the known cheaters in my graduating class passed the NCLEX. The cheaters are only cheating themselves.
  6. by   skanded
    We had a cheater last semester during our OB/Peds rotation. It was so frustrating, I worked my bum off for my A's but she got B's by cheating. I finally went to the instructer and said you have a cheater you need to keep your eyes open. I didn't say who...they caught her and she is out.
  7. by   nekhismom
    I know people who practically cheated all the way through nursing school. It is VERY frustrating. BUt just remember, they can't cheat on the NCLEX. It will be do or die time then. And if they haven't learned anything during nursing school, they are going to have one heck of a time trying to cram it all in in a few short weeks before NCLEX. Don't worry, but they will get theirs in the end, however rude and mean that may sound.
  8. by   Nursie30
    I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

    It is your duty to speak up, you could save lives...NCLEX has nothing to do with clinicals, actual pts during school that could be harmed because someone doesn't even know what a Gallbladder is........At this point, we are not in Junior high any more or "tattling" It is a duty as a professional, to report this, they aren't just hurting themselves, and hanging themselves, they could be harming a pt.....Yes it MAY very well be DO or DIE.....go speak with your instructor, in confidence, it is also her responsiblity to " hold in confidence all personal matters commited to my keeping"
    Just one of many ethical situations that your are going to be confronted with during your nursing career, doing the right thing now, will teach you that you can't always go with the flow, and your not always going to be liked, but you will be doing the right thing........
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  10. by   bluesky
    Hey I don't cheat, get good grades and I STILL don't know what I'm doing!
  11. by   sharann
    Quote from vhope
    Forget about the cheaters. None of the known cheaters in my graduating class passed the NCLEX. The cheaters are only cheating themselves.
    I actually still believe that the cheaters are potentially dangerous to others and not just to themselves. I was passing BP meds, giving injections etc in 1st and 2nd semester. In 2nd they let us pass on our own. What if I had cheated in drug calculations or my medication tests? Stopping cheating in its tracks is important now and in life.
  12. by   KBnursestudent
    Last edit by KBnursestudent on Apr 14, '04
  13. by   KBnursestudent
    Last edit by KBnursestudent on Apr 14, '04