An intervention aimed at reducing plagiarism in undergraduate nursing students

Alison Smedley, Tonia Crawford*, Linda Cloete

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Plagiarism is a current and developing problem in the tertiary education sector where students access information and reproduce it as their own. It is identified as occurring in many tertiary level degrees including nursing and allied health profession degrees. Nursing specifically, is a profession where standards and ethics are required and honesty is paramount. The aim of this study was to evaluate the change in nursing student's knowledge and understanding of plagiarism before and after an educational intervention in their first semester of the Bachelor of nursing degree at a private college of higher education in Sydney, Australia. This study concluded that an educational intervention can increase knowledge and awareness of plagiarism among nursing students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-173
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • plagiarism
  • nurse education
  • academic dishonesty

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