Do you snitch on cheaters? - page 2

I'm a very observant person, always sit in the back of the classroom because I find it to be the most comfortable and it always allows me to see everything ppl are doing (i dont sit in the back for... Read More

  1. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    What are proctors?? Are they people that come in and spy basically??
  2. by   libnat
    do you snitch on cheaters?

    nope, i mind my own business.
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~
    What are proctors?? Are they people that come in and spy basically??
    proctors are people that give the examination. Most places the teacher just gives the exam.
  4. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    ok thanks. Never heard that term before.
  5. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from libnat

    nope, i mind my own business.
    so when you become a nurse and see another nurse do something wrong to a patient your just going to "mind your own business"? in most schools, part of the honor code is reporting cheaters, so it becomes your business; just as it will be your business to report bad nurses.
  6. by   libnat
    two different things.

    how does someone cheating hurt you? do you feel slighted because they are getting an unfair advantage vs you who doesn't cheat. most people snitch because of this alone and wrap it in an honor code to make them feel better about their totally altruistic motives.

    either way, i don’t cheat, i don’t care if someone does, it doesn’t affect me.
  7. by   Daytonite
    The way some programs are dealing with cheating is to do away with putting emphasis on exams and have students do projects and oral presentations that carry more grade weight. It's harder to cheat with those. Many instructors are doing take home exams where they encourage the students to discuss the answers to the questions among themselves. It is the discussion that induces the learning which is what the instructors ultimately want. The grade is secondary. It is the students themselves who are engaged in the competition.
  8. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from libnat
    two different things.

    how does someone cheating hurt you? do you feel slighted because they are getting an unfair advantage vs you who doesn't cheat. most people snitch because of this alone and wrap it in an honor code to make them feel better about their totally altruistic motives.

    either way, i don't cheat, i don't care if someone does, it doesn't affect me.
    nope, don't feel slighted by folks cheating....truly they are just cheating themselves....i think they'll find it much harder to cheat through the hessi or nclex and then where will they be? i've earned every one of my grades and would rather fail than cheat.

    i would report (cause snitch is really such a childhood concept....only on the playground does reporting wrongdoing have a negative connotation...in the real world, not only is it the responsible thing...it's usually the law) someone i saw cheating (not talking about gossip, etc.) because it is an issue of honor. i signed an honor code and if i don't uphold it....it's as bad as me cheating myself.

    pretty clear cut.....i don't understand the whole concept of only telling if it "hurt" me....if i saw someone rob a bank, that wouldn't hurt me, yet i would still report it. if i witnessed someone assaulting someone, i'd report it. if i witnessed a nurse stealing narcotics...i'd report it. you see, none of those situations would directly effect me. but reporting is the right thing to do.
  9. by   ShortStackRN
    We had a problem recently in my class with students being accused of cheating and it was a NIGHTMARE. Our policy doesn't state anything about us being responsible if we know that it's going on, but what it DOES state is that if we accuse someone of cheating and they get brought up before the board on the issue...if we or the instructors cannot provide proof the accuser will be held equally responsible and faces possible expulsion for the accusations. In your situation you have SEEN it so maybe it would be a good idea to "mention" it to your instructor and give her a heads up that you think you may have seen notes being passed and such. Just be careful what you get yourself involved in and remember that someone who cheats in nursing school is only cheating themselves. They will never pass the NCLEX or cut it as a nurse...Good luck with whatever you decide!!
  10. by   melmarie23
    Unless there was a way I could prove that they were cheating, I'd probably just keep my mouth shut. The way I see it, they are only hurting themselves in the end. Cant exactly cheat on the NCLEX, so hopefully they will get weeded out by that one.
  11. by   OhBoy123
    hahahah no i would not report them.
  12. by   ProfRN4
    one of the students in my school was suspected of cheating on an exam, as reported by a student. it was very hush-hush (but not really), so i don't know all the specifics, but i do know other students did support the suspicion as well. said student ended up passing that class, but failed another one, so is now a semester behind that group. this student was a prro performing student to begin with, and had no friends in the group. the entire class knew what went on, and was not happy about it, nor about the outcome (the faculty could not prove it, and our legal department backed down, and said we didn't have a leg to stand on). the student is now about to meet his fate (as mentioned by the op), by failing a second nursing course, and will be dismissed from the program.

    my advice: definitely report your suspicions. even though the particular student you have witnessed may not reap the repurcussions this time, it will put the faculty and administration in check. it did for us. we were forced to step up the proctoring and the exam rules (cell phones, hats, hoods, calculators, etc). i hate exam days, b/c i have to put my b@#ch act. while i know the students find it irritating that there are multiple proctors walking around, literally up their @sses, they know why it needs to be done. and i think the hard working students appreciate it.

    [font="fixedsys"]cheaters never win, and winners never cheat (anyone know where that is from? :d)
  13. by   cursedandblessed
    actually the other's cheating does affect me. for someone with attention deficit, the unwelcome sound of the keystrokes on the cell phone is distracting when i'm trying to decipher 50-100 nclex style questions in an hour to an hour and twenty minutes.

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