there is a cheater amoung us ! there is a certain group of students in my class that cheat on a regular basis usually ever exam...should i report it or should i let them dig their own graves... Read More

  1. by   snag
    I would report it. It's time to do the right thing regardless of whether or not action was taken. Cheating is WRONG! Cheating demeans the other hard workers in your class. It is ethically wrong. It should not be tolerated. What happens when this individual makes a mistake with meds or some other procedure and a pt is hurt or killed? If a person has to cheat to stay in school or get good grades they shouldn't be there in the first place. Get rid of them. They hurt the profession. Let them go be medical malpractice lawyers where they can really cheat and get paid for it. They are no good to the nursing profession. There are plenty of good applicants out there to take therr place in school.
  2. by   mspringer
    I knew some people in my Anatomy and Physiology classes who cheated. If they get into nursing school they will most likely flunk out because they don't know a darn thing. I remember who these people are and they will never touch me or my family if they become nurses. If they wan't to know why I won't let them, I will be more than happy to let them and their fellow co-workers know why!

    Integrity is everything. If you don't have have nothing.

  3. by   kats
    I took Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology from the same teacher. I noticed some people cheating in Anatomy and even asking me questions during lab quizzes when he would leave the class for a minute. I would always just kind of pretend that I didn't hear and then afterwards explain that my education is very important to me and I wouldn't even risk getting kicked out if my husband were taking the class with me. I didn't feel like I could say anything though. Anyways, during my second semester with this teacher while taking Physiology, we were on a break and some of us students were talking about different stuff in the class. I don't remember how it got there, but the teacher claimed that nobody would ever cheat in his class. I did say something then however. I didn't mention any names or even where they sat, but I did tell him that I did witness cheating and that it would probably be a good idea to keep a closer eye on things. From then on, he walked occasionally through the class during tests and didn't leave the room anymore.
  4. by   adreamcometrue
    We had the same problem in school...what's really crummy is there goes the whole honesty/veracity issue. What else will these people cheat on??? Anyway, someone told our instructor cheating was going on - don't had to even tell her who. Result was, we all got yelled out, and in every exam in every class from then on we all had to separate. It worked I guess, but the cheaters and still going to graduate...I feel sorry for whomever they take care of.
  5. by   dosamigos76
    I had this situation in my Chemistry class. After one particular exam, a bunch of us were discussing the "cheater" and we all agreed that the prof. need to be told, not to mention we all felt that our silence implicated us as well. No one else wanted to talk to the prof., so I approached him and asked him if a student was aware of cheating taking place would he prefer that we tell him. He stated that there was an honor code and we had an obligation to relay the information to him. I told him that a student in our class was taking information off of other students exam papers-without the other students permission- and he thanked me. He stated he was aware of the situation, didn't need the name, but was glad someone had the honor and courage to approach him with the information.
  6. by   TinyNurse
    I'm a new grad as of last week (yay!) but I can't believe that you all have cheaters..........
    my school was completely strict. All personal belongings were left at the back of the room, everyone sat a seat apart in a lecture hall. We also used scan trons sheets to mark our answers.
    cheating consisted of getting kicked out of college bottom line.
    also, just to note, there were no "hats, ballcaps" allowed on testing day.

    I take my NCLEX mid-July, wish me luck
    Jen, RN
  7. by   nursebucky
    I am so glad someone posted this.
    I emailed my Chem teacher when a student out of high school tried to cheat off of me (a mid 30s yr old student).
    He appreciated and she was promptly given an F.

    On the flip side, our A&P class was so hard or the teacher made it hard, so the majority of the class decided to cheat. Well those girls will be in the nursing program with me this Fall. I am anxious to see how they will do, and I have promised myself to not sit anywhere near them. I re-took A&P II, got an A, just to make sure I understood it. I got a C the first time, but barely made that.
  8. by   Momto2Boys
    originally posted by born2banurse
    there is a cheater amoung us !

    there is a certain group of students in my class that cheat on a regular basis usually ever exam...should i report it or should i let them dig their own graves what would you do??? ps. other students know about the cheaters also..
    i am just curious how do you know that they are cheating? do they talk about it or do you see it being done during exams?
  9. by   BadBird
    They may make it through nursing school by cheating but they will sit alone at the NCLEX, ever wonder how some nurses fail time and time again. If you feel so strongly about the cheating, talk with a guidence counselor or advisor, perhaps that person could do the reporting.
  10. by   mother/babyRN
    I would also anonymously report it and keep a copy.....These cheating nurses could be taking care of your family someday....I wouldn't risk it, not in times of a severe nursing shortage and low morale...You want the best you can get, not the worst...
  11. by   renerian
    Just focus on yourself, doing well, studying and you will become a good, knowledgeable nurse. Don' t let it get to you. You will find it everywhere your entire life.

  12. by   Audreyfay
    They will cook their own goose some day. Make sure you are not a part of it. As mentioned, they will find out that state boards are very difficult to pass if they don't know the information. Anyway, they will be contributing to the school's wallet. I do like the idea of speaking with one of the guidance counselors so they can report it to the instructor. Most instructors are aware of this and watch it.
  13. by   rnnurse2be
    Originally posted by Momto2Boys
    I am just curious how do you know that they are cheating? Do they talk about it or do you see it being done during exams?
    I kow for me it was very very obvious. I was taking a test and looked up (this was in Chem so people were on BOTH sides of the lab table) to see the two boys across from me cheating. They were not even really trying to hide it either!