Family at school orientation? - page 5

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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)... Read More


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    This is a great question, I was wondering the same thing... Guess I gotta let mom down the easy way LOL.
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    Thanks! Off to read!
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    Quote from Morganalefey

    Thanks! Off to read!
    Ugh! How terribly dissatisfied I am. OP never came back to say what happened...

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    Quote from edmia
    Ugh! How terribly dissatisfied I am. OP never came back to say what happened...

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    haha! I thought the same thing! I'd guess she was kicked out of the program. I'm sure she would have been kicked out of the program I was in!
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    My family didn't even come to my graduation. (not due to drama or bad feelings. We're just not that kind of family)

    Never in my wildest dreams could I envision a scenario where my parents came to my nursing school orientation. Well, except maybe in a nightmare....
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    My family didn't even come to my graduation. (not due to drama or bad feelings. We're just not that kind of family)

    Never in my wildest dreams could I envision a scenario where my parents came to my nursing school orientation. Well, except maybe in a nightmare....
    That makes me sad.
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    Well, orientation happened yesterday. I would say it was 80% with a parent/guardian/spouse, 20% by themselves. As previously stated, at my school the letter encouraged for someone to attend. We started out together, got our student ID's, then split up for about 3 hours to get our schedules and book list, got back together for lunch, stayed together the rest of the day for ordering uniforms, etc. Final thing was a very informal orientation from the nursing school staff. It was really quite nice. After the expected nursing school is tough, we are very selective so we believe you can do this, NCLEX pass rate so we know what we are doing (put much nicer but you get the drift), question/answer, we left.
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    Nursing school orientation isn't like general orientation that some schools will aim for students to bring family members. It's boring as heck.
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    Quote from LoriKiersteadMattis
    That makes me sad.
    That's how my family is, and it's not sad at all. We are not into making each other sit around for a couple of hours and make small talk to complete strangers for the 20 seconds it takes to walk across a stage and get handed a piece of paper.
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    Quote from hecallsmeDuchess
    At my school, it was actually mandatory to bring family to orientation or you would lose your spot. They were that serious, their argument being that they needed family present to impress on them the seriousness of nursing school and how much their support would mean to the student's success. I remember all the hoops I had to jump to prove I had no family near-by before they allowed me to be there by myself.
    If faced with this absurdity, I would have contacted all the students in my class who had children (particularly YOUNG children) and had them bring THEM along. I personally would have escorted a preschooler and toddler. And made sure the school had lots of playspaces, snacks, and bathrooms with easy access.

    Bet they wouldn't keep THAT requirement for long! LOL.....


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