Family at school orientation?

  1. 0 Do you think it would be okay to bring a family member to you nursing schools orientation?(it doesn't say on my letter if it was okay or not)
  2. Visit  Summergrace profile page

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    Joined Jun '13; Posts: 16.

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  3. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    I do not. Besides the presentations not being anyone else's concern, it looks juvenile. You will be distracted too, as the family member will get bored, there will be sidebar discussions, etc
    DizzyLizzyNurse, llg, hiddencatRN, and 8 others like this.
  4. Visit  Summergrace profile page
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    Thanks! It makes sense....
  5. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    School orientation is a time for STUDENTS to learn and ask questions. Neither the time nor place for parents.
    GrnTea, loriangel14, and Fiona59 like this.
  6. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Never thought to bring a family member to nursing school orientation.
  7. Visit  kjo1127 profile page
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    Absolutely not. That is completely unprofessional. Would you bring them to work? Same concept.
  8. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Quote from kjo1127
    Absolutely not. That is completely unprofessional. Would you bring them to work? Same concept.
    Or a job interview???

    I've actually read where this is really occurring in some interviews. And it was the parents who were commandeering the interview. (The applicants were NOT getting the jobs.)
    DizzyLizzyNurse, llg, GrnTea, and 5 others like this.
  9. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Sorry to be blunt but the reason it doesn't say on your letter if it's ok or not is because they assume that you know that nursing school orientation is precisely that- orientation for accepted nursing students, not a family event.
  10. Visit  Nurse_Diane profile page
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    Congratulations on being accepted! Your family can always throw you a party after the fact
  11. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Gotta agree with the previous responders.

    Good luck!
    aachavez, loriangel14, and Nurse_Diane like this.
  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Summergrace
    Do you think it would be okay to bring a family member to you nursing schools orientation?(it doesn't say on my letter if it was okay or not)
    Well.....no it would not be appropriate. It is not that they have anything to "hide" per say....but they are expecting a mature independent young person that will be capable of having someones life in the palm of their hand. while the temptation your family member feels to help you and support you is with the best of intentions......it will be better for you to go this alone. If your family member will feel better...... have them wait in the common area or the cafe....and you two can share the experience right away.

    Good Luck!!! I'm excited for you!!!
    Nurse_Diane and loriangel14 like this.
  13. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    I'm going to add one more thing here, because the OP's post reminds me of another student who was facing being thrown out of school for bringing someone to a clinical. I seem to think it was a boyfriend, don't remember, but the "other party" was nearby while she was charting, reading patient charts, etc. She didn't see a problem with it as I recall, but it was so clearly a HIPPA violation in action we were surprised she DIDN'T see the issue.

    School is for YOU. Clinical environments allow YOU to attend. Your family can show up at your graduation, in the audience
    Fiona59, GrnTea, Hygiene Queen, and 2 others like this.
  14. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from Summergrace
    Do you think it would be okay to bring a family member to you nursing schools orientation?(it doesn't say on my letter if it was okay or not)
    Congratulations on your acceptance into nursing school! It would be absolutely disastrous to bring a family member to nursing school orientation.

    Bringing a family member to your school's orientation would give your nursing instructors the impression that you have not fully launched into adulthood, especially if the person you bring is a parent. Arriving alone in a timely manner will signify that you are a mature adult who is ready to attend to the needs of future patients.

    Good luck to you!


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