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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159765
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Academic Integrity of Nursing Students
Abstract:
Academic Integrity of Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Keep, Suzanne, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Detroit Mercy
Contact Address:4149 Dunes Parkway, Muskegon, MI, 49441, USA
Contact Telephone:231-780-1067
Co-Authors:S.M. Keep, L. Thiel, R. Thomas, K. Burritt, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Grand Rapids, MI;
Academic dishonesty on college campuses is believed to be a common occurrence. Faculty members within the nursing profession are especially concerned because of its potential effect on professional practice. In 2006, faculty at a Midwestern university developed a plan to address student and faculty issues related to academic dishonesty / integrity. Based on supportive evidence that honor codes influence academic integrity (Hendershott, 2000; McCabe, 2000), a plan was developed to implement an honor code and measure its effect over time. This study is the first phase of a longitudinal study to determine the effect of an honor code on academic integrity. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the culture of academic integrity among nursing students, prior to instituting an honor code. The design of the larger study is descriptive, qualitative and longitudinal. A convenience sample was comprised of 120 pre-licensure BSN students. After approval from the IRB, participants completed the Academic Survey (McCabe) which is a 66-item questionnaire. The findings describe a student culture that views current cheating policies as perceived as being effective in hindering cheating. Respondents reported being aware that cheating exists as well as other issues of academic dishonesty. It was also reported that inaccurate information (knowingly) occurs in the clinical setting. Respondents learn most about cheating policy from faculty (discussion in class, syllabi, course outlines). Belief that students should be held responsible for monitoring academic integrity of other students is mixed. In conclusion, the study emphasizes the importance to develop a plan to address student and faculty issues related to academic dishonesty/integrity. Implications for future research include; implementing an academic integrity program/plan, engaging faculty and staff in academic integrity program planning and completing the planned longitudinal study to determine if academic integrity program has impacted academic dishonesty among nursing students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAcademic Integrity of Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159765-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Academic Integrity of Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Keep, Suzanne, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Detroit Mercy</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4149 Dunes Parkway, Muskegon, MI, 49441, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">231-780-1067</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">keepsm@udmercy.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S.M. Keep, L. Thiel, R. Thomas, K. Burritt, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Grand Rapids, MI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Academic dishonesty on college campuses is believed to be a common occurrence. Faculty members within the nursing profession are especially concerned because of its potential effect on professional practice. In 2006, faculty at a Midwestern university developed a plan to address student and faculty issues related to academic dishonesty / integrity. Based on supportive evidence that honor codes influence academic integrity (Hendershott, 2000; McCabe, 2000), a plan was developed to implement an honor code and measure its effect over time. This study is the first phase of a longitudinal study to determine the effect of an honor code on academic integrity. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the culture of academic integrity among nursing students, prior to instituting an honor code. The design of the larger study is descriptive, qualitative and longitudinal. A convenience sample was comprised of 120 pre-licensure BSN students. After approval from the IRB, participants completed the Academic Survey (McCabe) which is a 66-item questionnaire. The findings describe a student culture that views current cheating policies as perceived as being effective in hindering cheating. Respondents reported being aware that cheating exists as well as other issues of academic dishonesty. It was also reported that inaccurate information (knowingly) occurs in the clinical setting. Respondents learn most about cheating policy from faculty (discussion in class, syllabi, course outlines). Belief that students should be held responsible for monitoring academic integrity of other students is mixed. In conclusion, the study emphasizes the importance to develop a plan to address student and faculty issues related to academic dishonesty/integrity. Implications for future research include; implementing an academic integrity program/plan, engaging faculty and staff in academic integrity program planning and completing the planned longitudinal study to determine if academic integrity program has impacted academic dishonesty among nursing students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:18:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:18:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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