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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308650
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Academic Policies and Practices to Deter Cheating
Author(s):
Willson, Pamela; Stonecypher, Karen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Pamela Willson, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, pcwillson@mac.com; Karen Stonecypher, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Introduction:Cheating in colleges and universities is prevalent, a reported 40% to 90% of college students in all majors cheat and unfortunately nursing educational programs are not immune to the problem. Some nursing programs have communicated desired honor codes in university/college catalogs and program handbooks other schools have discussed ethical behavior in faculty and student orientation programs or prior to each testing experience. While the importance of faculty’s roles and responsibilities are clearly understood, no comprehensive summary of successful faculty practices to prevent cheating was found in the literature to base educational practice. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the evidence available in healthcare literature to facilitate nursing faculty in policy development and implementation of strategies to deter cheating.

Methods: The databases of Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, PubMed, PsychInfo, ERIC, Ovid, Medline, and Scopus were searched for the years between 1996 and June 2012. Each set of terms: nursing and policy; nursing and student misconduct; nursing and cheating; and nursing and integrity was entered for each database and identified 19,131 articles. Inclusion criteria of English language, United States educational system, and health care discipline was applied. Articles were excluded if they described bioethical issues, research misconduct, admission policy, workforce, or leadership delegation policy.

Results: Fifty-four articles were retained for full review. Strategies to deter cheating were categorized by academic policy, classroom examinations, on-line examinations, and plagiarism. Specific implementation strategies will be described for each of the categories.

Conclusion: Test security by faculty is the primary method to reduce the students’ opportunity for cheating. Consistent administrative enforcement of policy supports a culture of integrity that nursing students can translate to their future nursing practice.

Keywords:
Nursing Program Policies; Honor Code; Academic Dishonesty
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAcademic Policies and Practices to Deter Cheatingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWillson, Pamelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStonecypher, Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsPamela Willson, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, pcwillson@mac.com; Karen Stonecypher, MSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308650-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Introduction:</b>Cheating in colleges and universities is prevalent, a reported 40% to 90% of college students in all majors cheat and unfortunately nursing educational programs are not immune to the problem. Some nursing programs have communicated desired honor codes in university/college catalogs and program handbooks other schools have discussed ethical behavior in faculty and student orientation programs or prior to each testing experience. While the importance of faculty’s roles and responsibilities are clearly understood, no comprehensive summary of successful faculty practices to prevent cheating was found in the literature to base educational practice. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the evidence available in healthcare literature to facilitate nursing faculty in policy development and implementation of strategies to deter cheating. <p><b>Methods: </b>The databases of Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, PubMed, PsychInfo, ERIC, Ovid, Medline, and Scopus were searched for the years between 1996 and June 2012. Each set of terms: <i>nursing </i>and<i> policy; nursing </i>and<i> student misconduct; nursing </i>and<i> cheating; </i>and <i>nursing </i>and<i> integrity</i> was entered for each database and identified 19,131 articles. Inclusion criteria of English language, United States educational system, and health care discipline was applied. Articles were excluded if they described bioethical issues, research misconduct, admission policy, workforce, or leadership delegation policy. <b></b><p><b>Results: </b>Fifty-four articles were retained for full review. Strategies to deter cheating were categorized by academic policy, classroom examinations, on-line examinations, and plagiarism. Specific implementation strategies will be described for each of the categories. <p><b>Conclusion:</b> Test security by faculty is the primary method to reduce the students’ opportunity for cheating. Consistent administrative enforcement of policy supports a culture of integrity that nursing students can translate to their future nursing practice.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Program Policiesen_GB
dc.subjectHonor Codeen_GB
dc.subjectAcademic Dishonestyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:05Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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