So I've been lucky enough to be accepted to a few ABSN programs (yay!) and their Accepted Students Days are approaching. My parents really want to go. They aren't overbearing, they simply want to see the schools
and learn about the programs. However, I don't know how weird this would be? Since ABSN students are older, I don't want to be looked at strangely for bringing a parent. I understand why they want to come, but I also don't want everyone to look at me negatively right off the bat.
I would talk to the program about the focus of the day but at my campus orientation day was very much aimed at students and students only. Much of the day was focused on the program we were entering, meeting peers, general logistics, what to expect and how to survive. We also were given information on campus supports (e.g. tutoring services, student health center etc) a brief tour of the campus, and had our faculty introduce themselves and a Q&A with prior students, and probably more stuff I've now forgotten. There were a few events (e.g. all-campus welcome BBQ) that were appropriate for families to attend, and we were encouraged to bring spouses/kids/parents etc to those events but orientation was not one of them.
Last edit by verene on Feb 16