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Girl in my cohort is cheating

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by KitKat2019 KitKat2019 (Member)

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sradnothy has 3 years experience.

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i always like the old saying...."if you aren't cheating you aren't trying and if you get caught you aren't trying hard enough"

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i always like the old saying...."if you aren't cheating you aren't trying and if you get caught you aren't trying hard enough"

??? You condone cheating...and that's your first post since you joined in 2014???? :facepalm:

Or am I misunderstanding...??

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OP - you need to set some boundaries, and quickly, or she'll continue to talk to you like this.

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milesims works as a Nursing Student.

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Cheating is wrong, but what you described does not sound like cheating to me at all. It's just as wrong to accuse someone of cheating who isn't as it is to not report cheating.

You said she copied down a "mock dosage calculations test." Mock dosage calculation tests are frequently handed out by professors to students in my university, and they are not the actual test. They are practice. A professor will NEVER show you the actual test, or even previous tests, before it is administered. They are just practice, and perfectly fine to study from or "copy."

If you tell an upper or spread rumors, it will seem as if you are grasping at straws.

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I reported another student for cheating on a test once. I was outraged and concerned that someone that cheated their way through nursing school might someday treat a loved one. My instructor basically said "even if they pass an exam by cheating now, they will never pass the nclex. You can't cheat the nclex and they will never become a nurse." It never came back on me that I reported the person.

As for your other (In my opinion) more pressing issue-- You need to learn how to be more assertive. A firm "No thank you, I will get my own pass but maybe you can find someone else to ride with." Would have been perfectly acceptable. In the future remember that if the person is dictating that you must do something be firm. "No, thank you."- "No, that doesn't work for me"-"No I have other plans" If the person asks why not, just reiterate your first response. If it is a personal question, be frank and say that you would rather keep your school and personal life separate. Chances are this person will find a more pliant individual to harass once you put up a brick wall.

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Cheating is wrong, but what you described does not sound like cheating to me at all. It's just as wrong to accuse someone of cheating who isn't as it is to not report cheating.

You said she copied down a "mock dosage calculations test." Mock dosage calculation tests are frequently handed out by professors to students in my university, and they are not the actual test. They are practice. A professor will NEVER show you the actual test, or even previous tests, before it is administered. They are just practice, and perfectly fine to study from or "copy."

If you tell an upper or spread rumors, it will seem as if you are grasping at straws.

Actually,this is not true. Our professors said, "No phones, no taking pictures.. all tests must be returned before leaving." The test was practically the same as the mock test.

The professors were appalled when I let them know someone was cheating. They are probably going to watch this girl from now on.

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These questions are not very intrusive. I think you need to toughen up quite a bit to become a nurse. I wouldn't tell on her either, as her cheating will affect nothing. Just move on and if you dont like talking to her then dont. Not complicated.

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These questions are not very intrusive. I think you need to toughen up quite a bit to become a nurse. I wouldn't tell on her either, as her cheating will affect nothing. Just move on and if you dont like talking to her then dont. Not complicated.

Oh, so you condone an aspiring nurse to cheat her way through school? I'm sure you would want her saving your loved one's life in the near future... Nice to know!

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