Title

Engaging Nursing Students in a Culture of Integrity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2018

Disciplines

Medical Education | Nursing

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In order to become safe, effective professionals, nursing students must have a working knowledge of academic and professional integrity principles. However, nursing students have knowledge gaps in these areas, which may lead to unethical practices postgraduation. Inconsistencies in faculty enforcement of integrity principles may lead to student confusion and further student risk.

METHOD:

An interactive online integrity course was designed to address knowledge gaps related to academic and professional integrity. Course engagement occurred through self-reflection, quizzes, and a commitment statement. The pilot course was deployed to all nursing faculty and staff for feedback and approval.

RESULTS:

Of the 38 faculty and staff invited, 20 participated in the course. Based on feedback, course adjustments were made to address navigation, quiz clarity, and content. The online integrity course received full faculty approval.

CONCLUSION:

An interactive online integrity course is one option to support student engagement in and assimilation to a culture of integrity.

Rights

Copyright 2018 all authors

Comments

Published in The Journal of Nursing Education:

J Nurs Educ. 2018 Apr 1;57(4):237-239. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20180322-09

PMID: 29614194

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