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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-5

When in doubt, cite! do nursing students care to cite? A nurse educator's perspective on plagiarism


Principal, College of Nursing, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijcn.ijcn_103_21

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Plagiarism is an age old problem that has plagued the academic landscape. This problem has gone unabated in educational institutions across disciplines. Nursing Education in India is no exception. Many nursing students are unclear as to what amounts to plagiarism or that cheating has consequences. Nurse educators can play an important part and need to feel strongly about academic integrity and not ignore cheating. Creating awareness about academic writing and teaching students to cite, starting from their inception into the program and reinforcing this behavior regularly is an essential component to curbing. Nursing Educational Institutions have to upscale their strategies to prevent this menace. Finally, crucial to understanding and countering academic dishonesty in the classroom and clinical settings; and finding innovative strategies including the role of nurse educators, is to conduct high quality researches


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