Happy Graduation to all of the new Grad Nurses!!

  1. this past tuesday, i played piano for the nurse pinning ceremony at the college where i received my a.s. in nursing 15 years ago. i've been doing this "gig" for many, many years. it's nice to go back to the college and play a part in its nursing pinning ceremony as well as visit my former professors. this particular class of new grads seemed quite excited about entering their new profession. the now-former-student speakers at the pinning ceremony were quite inspiring. all wrote excellent speeches! although the writing styles of the three student speeches were quite different, all were positive, hopeful, grateful and clever. all demonstrated a determination to enter the nursing profession with the intent of providing the best nursing care possible. it was an honor to play music as each new nursing graduate received his or her nursing pin. all smiled; all seemed grateful to be at this "end" of this part of their education; all seemed quite proud to be where they were that day. the pinning ceremony was an afternoon of celebration, of sharing gratitude and of hope and anticipation for their new career. it was, indeed, a special afternoon.

    so. . . i guess there are a lot more colleges with nursing programs having similar ceremonies!! lots of new grads! lots of new nurses! lots of "not-so-new" nurses receiving their advanced degrees!

    so, in the spirit of hopeful celebration i share to all of the new grads:

    congratulations!!



    :hatparty:


    congratulations on a job well done!

    with much admiration. . . .

    ted















    (gosh! i hope i spelled the word "congratulations" correctly!! or is it "congradulations"????)






























    peace!
    Last edit by Ted on May 17, '07
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   nicuRN2007
    [font="arial black"][color="deepskyblue"] thank you!!!
  4. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    thank you :mortarboard:


    and thank you for sharing your musical tallent with others...

    swtooth
    Last edit by AnnieOaklyRN on May 20, '07
  5. by   Mommy TeleRN
    You spelled it right

    I loved our pinning..it is a great way to end your nursing student life .. a great celebration with your classmates you struggled with for a few years. It's a very exciting time!
  6. by   abundantjoy07
    :spin: awww...thanks!
  7. by   lilkimball05
    Thank you
  8. by   Kristi Lee
    Thank you! I graduated from an ADN program May 12, 2007. At my school we didn't have a pinning ceremony, we went through graduation with the rest of the college. As a matter of fact, we were given the option to buy our pins. I didn't buy one my LPN year but I did this year.
  9. by   Ted
    It's nice to read the stories of the people who recently graduated.

    Please continue to share graduation stories. What was the ceremony like? Are you doing anything special for yourself post-graduation??
  10. by   NeosynephRN
    thank you!!!!

    grad with adn may 12 2007!! our pinning was a private party at a hotel, we had a great dinner, and had lots of fun. the graduation ceremony was the next morning. it was a nice way to finish out this step in our carrers. i took that weekend off, and have since started the nclex march...studying more now than i did for school!! lol!!
  11. by   Ted
    Quote from calla2114
    thank you!!!!

    grad with adn may 12 2007!! our pinning was a private party at a hotel, we had a great dinner, and had lots of fun. the graduation ceremony was the next morning. it was a nice way to finish out this step in our carrers. i took that weekend off, and have since started the nclex march...studying more now than i did for school!! lol!!
    oh my gosh! i forgot all about the studying for nclex. it seems like studying and learning never ends! and there always seems to be yet another test to take!

    for all of the new grads/new nurses! good luck with the studying and the taking of the nclex!!

    and for the new grads/not-so-new nurses. . . congrats on your graduations too!

    ted
  12. by   jodi_cmsrn
    Congratulations to all of the new GN's. Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing.

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