Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
About the Authors Christine Ann Devine, PhD, RN, an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, when this research was conducted. Elizabeth Danells Chin, PhD, RN, is an associate professor, Department of Adult Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Kristen A. Sethares, PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA, FHFSA, is a professor, Department of Adult Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Marilyn E Asselin, PhD, RN, is an adjunct associate professor, College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. Dr. Devine was a recipient of the National League for Nursing/Eastern Nursing Research Society Doctoral Research Award and a Sigma Theta Tau Iota Phi-at-Large Chapter PhD Dissertation Research Award. This research study was funded by these two awards. For more information, contact Dr. Devine at
Aim: This study aimed to explore how nursing students define and describe academic and clinical integrity and to identify social and psychological influences on student decisions to act with integrity.
Backgroud: Nursing students are exhibiting a decline in academic and clinical integrity. Academic dishonesty often correlates to clinical dishonesty, subsequently impacting patient care quality and safety. Read More