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Academic Integrity, Academic Writing, Nursing Education, Paraphrasing, Plagiarism



  1. Smedley, Alison
  2. Crawford, Tonia
  3. Cloete, Linda


Abstract: Pre- and postintervention surveys of first-year nursing students were undertaken to establish the students' knowledge of plagiarism following implementation of an online library-based Academic Integrity Module and the use of plagiarism detection software. Knowledge and understanding of plagiarism improved, but students' ability to paraphrase remained poor. Students entering postsecondary educational institutions require ongoing support and learning opportunities to improve their skills in paraphrasing and referencing to avoid plagiarism.