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1 Tonia Grant, MSN,RN Winston-Salem State University Leadership For Excellence Conference VI June 13-14, 2014

2 It is any type of cheating on any formal academic exercise such as: Exams Writing assignments Class assignments Computer assignments

3 The integrity of the nursing program is compromised Violation in the Code of Ethics, ethical and integrity High attrition rates Low NCLEX pass rates

4 Faculty –students relationship Damages the trust placed on students A burden on the faculty to confront and report students The relationship with students is damaged Legal ramifications Fear the student will retaliate Faculty –faculty relationship Not always positive during the investigation Not always supportive Faculty –administration relationship Negative impact on student retention (revenue) Legal difficulties for the institution

5 Short-term effects Poor outcomes- Failing to progress in the program Patient safety Poor clinical performance Public and patient safety Passing boards Failure to identify clinical manifestations to accurately treat Inability to perform appropriate nursing interventions Long-term effects

6 Clinical instructors relying on the students to be honest and trust worthy Patient safety-do the student fully understands the disease process ? If unethical behavior happens in the classroom why not in the clinical setting?

7 The use of smartphones The use of smart pens MP3 players/iPods The internet- Google Cutting and pasting information

8 Explain to students what is expected of them and set the standard for them Read their handbook on academic integrity and go over it with them Teach them how to write APA style to avoid plagiarism Explain all assignments given to students Let the student know whether or not if it is a group assignment Do not assume they know what you want Turn off cellphones, and put away all electronic devices

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10 Arhin, A.O., & Jones, K.A. (2009). A multidiscipline exploration of college students perceptions of academic dishonesty: Are nursing students different from other college students? Nurse Education Today, 29, p , doi: /j.nedt Fontana, J. S (April 2009). Nursing faculty experiences of students academic dishonesty. Journal of Nursing Education,48 (4),p

11 Any Questions???


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