In today’s depressed economy, more and more people decide to go to school and to get a nursing degree because it is one of the few careers that are still in demand. Yet, because it is a demanding career and many students want to have a degree and find a job, academic dishonesty cases among nursing students has raised significantly. Nursing, as the same as other health professions, is heavily based on skills and knowledge. Some people propose that in order to deliver quality care, nursing students should have a more strict academic dishonesty policy to force students learn what they need to know. Specifically, the nursing schools should set up an honor code since it is the most effective program against academic dishonesty so far. The paper explores two different kinds of honor code systems and their effectiveness to determine if they are useful for nursing school to reduce cheating cases.
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