pins....what do you think? - page 2

I'll be graduating from my ADN program in May 2005, and need advice on our class pins. I'm the class president, and the officers get to decide what our fundraising money is spent on (we have about... Read More

  1. by   Sis123
    Actually, if he sat for the NCLEX-PN to get his LPN, he could be working as a nurse already. Many "ladder" programs qualify students to take this test and be licensed as a LPN after attending nursing school for one year. That way, one would have the ability to work part-time to generate some $$ if time allowed, of if for some reason the student wasn't able to complete the ADRN.

    Re: the Pins issue. I personally think that the school should pay for this, just as they pay to have dipomas printed. They need not be expensive, and they are a nice tradition. Of course I attended NS in the late 70's, so I'm old school.
  2. by   Rambob
    Quote from emsboss
    I graduated last night...Was pinned by my sister and as far as wearing it...Probably not. But...I ALSO have Airborne wings, Air Assault wings, Pathfinder badge...I don't wear'em...But I EARNED them.
    You may not wear them, but if you are like me...... you still have the "Holes" where they go.


    AIRBORNE

    Bob
  3. by   Catys_With_Me
    Quote from Sis123
    Re: the Pins issue. I personally think that the school should pay for this, just as they pay to have dipomas printed.
    Yep, they pay for that allright. After you submit your graduation application fee.
  4. by   nursemike
    So, this pinning--is it like a Navy SEALS deal, where they jam it into your flesh? Because, I'm pretty sure some of my instructors would get into that.

    I have to do a careplan for my last week of classes.

    I truly hope I am going to enjoy being a nurse, but I'm sure I'm going to love not being a nursing student.

    Boy, would it ever suck to flunk, now.
  5. by   Rambob
    Quote from nursemike?
    So, this pinning--is it like a Navy SEALS deal, where they jam it into your flesh? Because, I'm pretty sure some of my instructors would get into that.

    I have to do a careplan for my last week of classes.

    I truly hope I am going to enjoy being a nurse, but I'm sure I'm going to love not being a nursing student.

    Boy, would it ever suck to flunk, now.

    We were discussing it today. They are not allowed to.

    Because.......


    Someone would have to:
    Write an incident report.
    Call someone to clean up the blood.
    Call for orders, you will need pain meds.
    Arrange for a "Psych consult" (for your PTSS)


    Think of it this way.... it will be the only time they are NOT jammin' it in ya.


    "He who dances with cats, never leads."


    Bob

    You don't have to crazy to love nursing school, but it sure helped me.
  6. by   elainemarie
    my opinion for what it's worth is that you should be proud to wear your pin and it represents the school you graduated from as well. It also depends on what area of nursing you are employed in.Generally not worn in the O.R., nor is other jewelry.
    Last edit by elainemarie on Apr 28, '05 : Reason: error
  7. by   elainemarie
    I felt proud to wear my pin when I graduated, it is one way of distinguishing you as a professional nurse,especially when so many other workers wear scrubs as well as the nursing staff. I was proud to be able to show the school that I graduated from. Earning your pin is alot of work.
  8. by   LeahJet
    Quote from mariedoreen
    Anyone see the movie Office Space? Lol, it's like FLARE for nurses...
    OMG.....Office Space....there are a few of us at work that drive everyone else crazy quoting it. =) Our favorite is Lumberg (the boss)...."Ummm...yeah...I'm gonna need to you to ahead and put that foley in" And when we get one of our "memos"....we refer to the TPS reports.....too funny.
  9. by   nursepotter05
    Our pins costed between 18 and 100+. The brass pin was 18, gold plated was more and the 14 ct gold was over 100. I have seen several nurses where I work who wear there pin on their namebadge.
  10. by   nursemike
    Quote from Rambob
    We were discussing it today. They are not allowed to.

    Because.......


    Someone would have to:
    Write an incident report.
    Call someone to clean up the blood.
    Call for orders, you will need pain meds.
    Arrange for a "Psych consult" (for your PTSS)


    Think of it this way.... it will be the only time they are NOT jammin' it in ya.


    "He who dances with cats, never leads."


    Bob

    You don't have to crazy to love nursing school, but it sure helped me.
    You got that right. Especially about the cats.

    What troubles me most is that I know myself pretty well, and I know that in a year--two if I'm lucky--I'll be thinking to myself what a magical experience nursing school was, how I learned so much--and not just about nursing, but about life, the universe, and my place in it all--and I'll get all nostalgic and stupid and decide I'm ready to go for my BSN. For all my going into this thinking that if I was going to work in healthcare, I might as well do something interesting and get paid reasonably well for it, I've done gone and decided this is going to be more than a job.
    Hell, at the rate things are going, I could end up teaching nursing someday. Er, maybe not.
    It takes a special kind of lunatic to decide that being a nurse isn't thankless enough--I'm going to be a nursing teacher. Thank God for them all, but my, they are a demented bunch.
  11. by   angelladyclaire
    I graduate May 13th!!!!! WOO HOO! We had to buy our own pins, but they were only like 50 bucks as compared to 75 or 100. I have kind of a unique situation though... I am graduating in the first generic BSN class from my university, but next fall our university is changing names, so I'm also graduating in the last class from my university! I think that's kind of special, so I'm going to wear my pin.
  12. by   ivypetals
    Well, my school pins range from $58.00-325.00...lets get real...I'm a student and I'm broke. My class decided to boycot the school and not buy the pins...we found a company online that made the design we wanted for 6.95...they look better than the school pins...what can they do..not pin any of us? No pinning ceremony? No way!

    Quote from rach_nc_03
    I'll be graduating from my ADN program in May 2005, and need advice on our class pins. I'm the class president, and the officers get to decide what our fundraising money is spent on (we have about $1400). We're required to buy our own pins, and the cost is between $50 and $75. Maybe I'm about to be a blasphemer, but I don't see what the big deal is about the pin; it has the year our program was founded on it, not our graduating year, and i've never seen a single nurse wearing his or her class pin. we have a lot of students who are stretched financially, and I'd rather see them be able to put that money toward NCLEX-RN fees or something. We're considering subsidizing the cost of the pins (or part of the cost) with a good chunk of the money. What do you all think? And should we push the issue about being required to have them? A few students have complained to me about it.

    I won't even get into the brouhaha over white dresses and caps for the ceremony.


    rachel
    ADN grad may 2005
    'an unexamined life is not worth living'
  13. by   futuregaspasser
    We also boycotted the pins. We were all going to order them from a company for about $6 each. But apparently our school is now GIVING us a pin (worth about $6). :chuckle Works for me! Besides, if you get all centimental later and decide you want one, you can go pick one up, (at least ours) are the same from year to year.

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