December 06 grads, post in here!! - page 2

:mortarboard: December 16, 2006- I thought the day would never come!! Pictures are next Friday, and I'm going to wear a cap I've decided. Just for the pictures, not for the pinning. In... Read More

  1. by   heather2084
    Dec 16 here......appears to be a popular graduation date. Then I'm hoping to take the Nclex asap, as I wont be starting my new job until I pass it. I'm not so much scared about all the info that could be on the boards, as I am the process of taking it, then waiting for the results.

    Anyway! good luck to all!
  2. by   Ms. Mad
    My FINAL final is on Dec 11. My pinning ceremony is Dec 18, 2006. Unfortunately, we don't "officially" graduate until Jan 31, 2007. I'm going to my pinning ceremony then into a cave to study for the NCLEX. I'm already sending out my resume to local hospitals. I can't wait to finally graduate and be in the field!
  3. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Well, for many of us today was our BIG DAY! Congratulations to us all, and for those to follow soon!

    We did it. We've been through the trial and tribulations of NS, and now the real learning can begin!

    As I said in another thread, What a long, strange trip it's been.. eh?

    We took our exit HESI the 13th, I got a 958. I am so surprised at the number of people in my class who have to re-take though, it looks like almost a full third of the class failed! What a shame! No provisional license=no job for now, until they pass. Luckily, failing the HESI didn't mean not participating in the pinning.

    We have to complete another 120 hours of "internship" (new state law as of 2006) before we can sit for the NCLEX, so I'll be waiting until approximately Feb to take the boards. That's ok with me, although I'd rather get them out of the way while the info is so fresh. I took Kaplan a couple of weeks ago, and I'm convinced that really helped me with HESI. I didn't study at all for the HESI exam! When I took it mid-curricular, I got a 997, but I read that book frontwards and backwards and did the tests and online case studies as well.

    Do/did many of you have to take the HESI in order to get your provisional license?


    WE ARE GRADUATE NURSES! FINALLY!

    :mortarboard: :smiley_aa :caduceus: :smiley_aa :mortarboard:
  4. by   Sheri257
    Quote from leslasic
    In fact, I'm not sure I'm even going to the pinning.
    I seriously thought I wouldn't attend the graduation/pinning ceremony ... I was so sick of school it just felt like another obligation.

    But, now I'm really glad I did go. It was a lot of fun. I will have a lot of fond memories of it.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 16, '06
  5. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Oh I forgot to mention that I did decide to go to the pinning, and I, too, am glad I did. My son pinned me, and it really meant a lot to me!

    I'm glad you enjoyed yours too Lizz!
  6. by   Achoo!
    Well I have another year, but I am technically graduating from the LPN program and taking the PN boards
  7. by   heather2084
    Quote from leslasic
    Oh I forgot to mention that I did decide to go to the pinning, and I, too, am glad I did. My son pinned me, and it really meant a lot to me!

    I'm glad you enjoyed yours too Lizz!
    Is your son a Nurse, do do they allow anyone to pin you?
  8. by   Broombug
    December 15th Grad.:smiley_aa Now for the NCLEX-RN.
  9. by   WickedRedRN
    Pinned on December 15th too! Congrats everyone!

    I took a week to do nothing school/study related. Brushing up for the TEAS on Thursday for RN entrance, then its NCLEX PN study time!
  10. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Quote from heather2084
    Is your son a Nurse, do do they allow anyone to pin you?

    My son is 9, and definitely not a nurse.. lol. Yep, they let you have someone (or several someones) come on stage and pin you. It's very emotional.
  11. by   heather2084
    Quote from leslasic
    My son is 9, and definitely not a nurse.. lol. Yep, they let you have someone (or several someones) come on stage and pin you. It's very emotional.
    For ours, anyone can pin you as long as they are an RN. I think I liked it that way, being that it was coming from one nurse to you, the new nurse. Some of us knew nurses that we wanted to pin us, and others who didn't we chose the faculty member who we felt we were either closest to, learned the most from, or admtired the most. I'm sure all pinning ceremonies are very emotional.

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