Feature ArticlesAcademic Dishonesty Among Nursing Students A Contemporary ViewMcClung, Emily L. PhD, RN; Gaberson, Kathleen B. PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE, ANEFAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Jonas Scholar and Clinical Nurse Educator (Dr McClung), University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Ohio; and Owner and Principal Nursing Education Consultant (Dr Gaberson), OWK Consulting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Dr McClung, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 ([email protected]). Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.nurseeducatoronline.com). Accepted for publication: April 6, 2020 Published ahead of print: June 9, 2020 Cite this article as: McClung EL, Gaberson KB. Academic dishonesty among nursing students: a contemporary view. Nurse Educ. 2021;46(2):111-115. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000863 Nurse Educator: 3/4 2021 - Volume 46 - Issue 2 - p 111-115 doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000863 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Background Much has been explored about academic dishonesty among nursing students. Problem Nursing students continue to engage in a variety of dishonest behaviors in the classroom and clinical settings. Concerned faculty members are seeking assistance in understanding the problem and finding suggestions for reducing students' engagement in academically dishonest behaviors. Approach Drawing on current literature, we discuss an expanded definition of academic dishonesty, explore motivating factors for students' academic dishonesty, and summarize common ways to reduce students' engagement in academically dishonest behaviors. We also provide guidance for development of policies concerning academic dishonesty. Conclusions By cultivating a learning environment that promotes honesty and integrity, rather than waiting until a dishonest act occurs to take action, the likelihood is lower that students will engage in academically dishonest behaviors. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.