Cheating in the Classroom - page 5

Students who cheat also run the risk of being expelled, if caught. Cheating is problematic from an ethical standpoint, in that students who cheat in school will likely behave unethically in real life... Read More

  1. by   Okechi
    My "lovely" teacher has teacher's pets...3 to be exact. One of them (who is from her country of origin) had the nerve to say " she will not let me fail"
    Ohhh goshhhh there's been soo many times i wanted to cry because this teacher would even give them THE TEST we were going to take that week. EVEN bring it to clinicals. Oh man oh man! It's sooo frustrating when she thinks none of us notice it, but during scoring she would say " EVERYONE" passed....and look at a certain someone in obvious signs that student fail but she was not gona let it happen. I thought to myself, this is not my problem....but it just affects the way your mind functions in such a bad way.
  2. by   2bNurse-88
    Quote from Okechi
    My "lovely" teacher has teacher's pets...3 to be exact. One of them (who is from her country of origin) had the nerve to say " she will not let me fail"
    Ohhh goshhhh there's been soo many times i wanted to cry because this teacher would even give them THE TEST we were going to take that week. EVEN bring it to clinicals. Oh man oh man! It's sooo frustrating when she thinks none of us notice it, but during scoring she would say " EVERYONE" passed....and look at a certain someone in obvious signs that student fail but she was not gona let it happen. I thought to myself, this is not my problem....but it just affects the way your mind functions in such a bad way.
    I would report that to the Dean ASAP!
  3. by   ClinicalJunkie
    There were a few suspected cheaters in my class, one of whom was the President of our class. He failed his first attempt at the Boards. A fellow student who I USED to hang out with e-mailed me with test questions. I don't know how she got them, but I told her I refused to open the attachment and to NEVER send anything like that again. That's the only test that quarter she did well on, and it took her SIX times to pass Boards. Some people!
  4. by   belgarion
    In my nursing classes if your cell phone goes off during a regular class you get a demerit. No excuses, no exceptions. If it goes off during a test it's even worse. I know. Mine went off one day. It was nurse at the ICU where my mother was a patient and under heavy sedation. I had her medical power of attorney and they needed my permission to do a couple of procedures. Even after explaining this, I still got the demerit.
    I can't think of any one in my class with the guts to even look at a cell phone during class, much less a test.
  5. by   roses246
    Some time ago, I was taking some courses, I was seated at the very front row across from the instructor's desk so I was able to see most of what the other students did when they came to the front of the class. All of us were advised to wash our hands after each break. The sink was located directly behind the instructor's desk. Every once in a while, some of the students would walk up to the sink to wash their hands, at the same time they would take a glance over to her desk. The cheaters would copy the answers and share with others in the back of the class. One day they copied the answers for the wrong test.
  6. by   CityKat
    Quote from ClinicalJunkie
    There were a few suspected cheaters in my class, one of whom was the President of our class. He failed his first attempt at the Boards. A fellow student who I USED to hang out with e-mailed me with test questions. I don't know how she got them, but I told her I refused to open the attachment and to NEVER send anything like that again. That's the only test that quarter she did well on, and it took her SIX times to pass Boards. Some people!
    I would just like to point out that just b/c someone fails the boards, does not mean they were cheating in school. Sadly, I failed the boards a few times and I was a hardworking student who graduated with honors. I'm just a bad test taker when I am timed. I actually knew a lot of students who cheated, passed the boards the first time and they work in LTC and the ICU. So..
  7. by   ClinicalJunkie
    Quote from CityKat
    I would just like to point out that just b/c someone fails the boards, does not mean they were cheating in school. Sadly, I failed the boards a few times and I was a hardworking student who graduated with honors. I'm just a bad test taker when I am timed. I actually knew a lot of students who cheated, passed the boards the first time and they work in LTC and the ICU. So..
    Oh! I certainly didn't mean it to sound like that! So sorry. I guess at the time the rest of our class just felt like it served them right. Sorry for any offense that may have been taken!
  8. by   Moogie
    I'm concerned about cheating in prerequisites as well as in nursing courses. Seems to me that the extreme competitiveness of many programs may tempt a lot of students to cheat. How can someone be a successful nursing student if he/she cheated on the prereqs?
  9. by   VickyRN
    Quote from Moogie
    I'm concerned about cheating in prerequisites as well as in nursing courses. Seems to me that the extreme competitiveness of many programs may tempt a lot of students to cheat. How can someone be a successful nursing student if he/she cheated on the prereqs?
    I'm not discounting the difficulty of some science prereq or co-req courses (such as anatomy or organic chemistry), but because of grade inflation it is a whole lot easier to get an "A" in most college-level courses than it used to be. Then, when the student is finally admitted into a nursing program, what a shock! A "C" truly is average, and "As" are rare.
  10. by   Moogie
    Quote from VickyRN
    I'm not discounting the difficulty of some science prereq or co-req courses (such as anatomy or organic chemistry), but because of grade inflation it is a whole lot easier to get an "A" in most college-level courses than it used to be. Then, when the student is finally admitted into a nursing program, what a shock! A "C" truly is average, and "As" are rare.
    That's a really good point. Was talking to the head of a graduate program once who said that if the high GPAs that are required for admission today were required back when he was a pre-nursing student, he doubts he would have ever gotten into a program. But back in the day, an A WAS an A and a C was average in pre-reqs as well as in nursing courses.
  11. by   LenaLoo
    There were girls in my class that cheated. They didn't pass the NCLEX.
  12. by   jdethman
    i don't want to be defending cheaters, but its up to the instructors to prevent it. i never cheated in nursing school, but was never in a position where their was a high probability that i was going to fail. many nursing students are weak students. they have gambled all their money, job, family respect their whole lives on this thing we call nursing school. nursing school that has more in common with usmc boot camp that college (i have been through both). many posters on this site are elite nurses and i would bet many where exceptional students so of course we didn't cheat. i am not saying that cheaters should not be kicked out and never be aloud to return. i think they should. what we should avoid it long winded diatribes of the lack of integrity in students, when we should be talking about lack of security of testing in the class room. i understand the argument if the cheat they will be bad nurses, but there are plenty of lazy unreliable nurses that never cheated.

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