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

Engaging Nursing Students in a Culture of Integrity.

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. [J Nurs Educ. 2018;57(4):237-239.].

PMID:
29614194
DOI:
10.3928/01484834-20180322-09
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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