The Importance Of Cheating

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According to a confidential survey taken in 2002 of 12,000 students, 74 percent admitted to cheating on a test at least once in the last year. This is an appalling number. College students are in the mindset now, because so many people are doing it, that cheating is not wrong so they are doing it regularly. Are people even learning anything in college anymore, or are they just there to learn how to beat the system? There is a lot of pressure to get good grades so that you can get a good job. "Grades can determine your future, and if you fail this then you 're not going on to college, you 're going to work at McDonald 's and live out of a car," said high school student Spike. Where is the integrity? (ABC News)

If you want to be a successful
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Clement Stone says, “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” We need more people that will do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. Building a culture of integrity will build a generation of nurses that have pride in doing the right thing and providing the best care that they can to their patients. It will create a generation of nursing students that put the care of the patient above their own selfish needs, and this starts with people that believe in following a code of honor.

What is being done to deter cheating in nursing education? John Hopkins University School of Nursing (along with most other nursing programs) follow an Honor Code that is based on core values. Students that attend this nursing program are supposed to act in a way that upholds the values of this code. One of the principles of the code states that all students must act with honesty and integrity in the performance of all academic assignments, exams, and interactions with others. If this is something that is heavily enforced it will help
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Nurses are often held to a higher ethical standard due to the fact that other people’s lives are at stake every single time they go to work, so if a person is willing to cheat or lie their way through their education, what risky shortcuts would they be willing to make while on the job. Cheating is not a new issue in an educational setting, but with all of the new technology, it is getting easier and easier for students. If parents and teachers start encouraging ethical behavior at a young age it could carry on into adulthood and make for more people with
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