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Nursing: Plagiarism


What is Plagiarism?

A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without giving an appropriate acknowledgment to the source. A student must give due credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following:

1. Quotes another person’s actual words, either oral or written;
2. Paraphrases another person’s words, either oral or written;
3. Uses another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories;
4. Cites facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge.

(The above policy is taken from the online Student Handbook 2011/2012)

You may also find it helpful to read more about Plagiarism at the Purdue OWL website:

Purdue OWL Section on Plagiarism:


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