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Our students are asking to be pinned dispite the fact that they haven't passed their hesi yet. They say its not fair since they worked hard all year..but those of us who have passed think that its a... Read More

  1. by   dschueler
    LOL!!!

    Thanks, so much!!! Yeah, I am watching my TYPOS too, seems someone is on the bandwagon for perfection??

    ANywho!! I have too much going on in life to worry about the small things!!

    Thanks so much for your reply!! You seem like a sweetie!! I have no idea if the school I am going to attend uses the HESI or not. I am going tomorrow to look at the school.

    Stanbridge in Irvine, CA. I wish I had stayed and finished my RN way back when I was almost 7 months from graduation, but we moved to Germany, and I went with my hubby. Then when we moved back to the states, we went to IL instead of SC again, and all my labs were too old to count, so I hated the idea of re-doing A&P, Micro, and clinicals again....but looks like I will be doing it again now. The LVN ( I am used to LPN) is teh quickest way to get your RN here in SoCal, 1 yr LPN, and then 1.5 yr ADN afterwards, so I plan to go to school back to back, but I might feel like sitting out a year...school just blows, and I am an atypical student, I will be 41 in June!

    I wonder if I am the oldest or near oldest?? SO many of these young 19 yr old girls are sooo immature (some, not all)!! Anyway, I hope you are not 19!! LOL


    Blessings,

    Deb
  2. by   moongirl
    Quote from dschueler
    LOL!!!

    Thanks, so much!!! Yeah, I am watching my TYPOS too, seems someone is on the bandwagon for perfection??

    ANywho!! I have too much going on in life to worry about the small things!!

    Thanks so much for your reply!! You seem like a sweetie!! I have no idea if the school I am going to attend uses the HESI or not. I am going tomorrow to look at the school.

    Stanbridge in Irvine, CA. I wish I had stayed and finished my RN way back when I was almost 7 months from graduation, but we moved to Germany, and I went with my hubby. Then when we moved back to the states, we went to IL instead of SC again, and all my labs were too old to count, so I hated the idea of re-doing A&P, Micro, and clinicals again....but looks like I will be doing it again now. The LVN ( I am used to LPN) is teh quickest way to get your RN here in SoCal, 1 yr LPN, and then 1.5 yr ADN afterwards, so I plan to go to school back to back, but I might feel like sitting out a year...school just blows, and I am an atypical student, I will be 41 in June!

    I wonder if I am the oldest or near oldest?? SO many of these young 19 yr old girls are sooo immature (some, not all)!! Anyway, I hope you are not 19!! LOL


    Blessings,

    Deb
    40. 1/2 way to 41, and I graduate next month.

    You will find that you are not the oldest in an RN classroom, nor will you be the youngest. Good luck with your adventure.. and yes, school blows. My ride, however, is almost OVAH !!!!!!!!!
  3. by   dschueler
    Lucky You!!!! I am soooo not looking forward to this, but at least it will give me something to do. My hubby is gone all the time and my kids are both in college, and I am stuck out here in CA. I just moved here in August and no offense to anyone, but most of CA just plain sux!!! It is soooo crowded and not to my liking...I am a southern girl.

    Anyway, since I am home alone most of the time, might as well do something worthwhile. I hate I did not finish my RN before, but better late than never. I really am not relishing 2.5 yrs of school, but its better than waiting 2 yrs to get in, then once accepted to the local RN program, its a 3-4 yrs wait period to start!!! I can do the LPN thing, and then get my ADN while waiting to start an RN program, so I am going that route.

    Anyway, thanks very much and I am happy for you!!! COngrats!!!

    Deborah
  4. by   suzy253
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  5. by   Honeychild
    My school does allow students who have passed all other requirements other than passing the HESI to be pinned.
  6. by   Honeychild
    Quote from Hopefull2009
    I don't see anything wrong with it. There are even schools who allow seniors to walk across the stage in May, at graduation ceremonies, if they are going to be completing their studies during the summer months.

    My school doesn't have HESI...THANK GOD! I agree with HESI being used as an evaluation tool to find a program's weak points...but to use it as a determination for graduating?

    Nope...that is what the NCLEX is for.

    If a school is having issues with it's pass rate, it needs to take a good hard look at how it conducts the program and the instructors, because the students can only be blamed for so much.
    I know that the reasoning behind passing the HESI as an requirement to graduate in my school is because the administration has research (or so they tell us ) that shows that graduates who have passed the HESI generally pass the NCLEX on the first try. I know there are people who haven't. But we are a fairly new program and the statistics need to be high as far as the State is concerned. At least they give us two attempts and LOTS of help as far as figuring out what we did wrong, and what areas we should concentrate on.
  7. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from TurtleSoup
    WHY do some people seem so interested in keeping others down? Do you and your hesi-passing classmates really think you're that much better than the other students who have completed the program? :icon_roll


    I don't think they are holding people down. I think the pin is a symbol of passing it. If somebody gets it who hasn't passed...then the pin is pointless. We have students with pins that got good grades. They aren't better then me. In fact some stink on the floor yet they get a pin for grades. There is no pin for being a kick butt caregiver on the floor.

    It's a symbol for something specific.
  8. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Quote from moongirl
    40. 1/2 way to 41, and I graduate next month.

    You will find that you are not the oldest in an RN classroom, nor will you be the youngest. Good luck with your adventure.. and yes, school blows. My ride, however, is almost OVAH !!!!!!!!!


    We have a woman who is 60. We love her. She's just so fun.
  9. by   lovejana22

    Quote from iceyspots
    spell check please

    oh please there are worse things in the world than a mis-spelled word!!
  10. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Hi,

    We do HESI, but it does not count against you if you do not pass. I think they should be allowed to go to the pinning since if they do pass the HESI they probably wont have another pinning just for them.


    Sweetooth
  11. by   bighousenurse
    my school also did hesi...we had 2 people out of ummm, i think 28 that didn't pass it. the rest of us were p****ed that they weren't allowed to go through the pinning ceremony with us. after all, they worked just as hard, passed theory tests, clinicals, skill evals, etc. i feel the schools should only hold their college degree until they pass it. to work that hard and not be recognized for achievement was humiliating for them. it could be done another way.
  12. by   jodyangel
    Quote from TurtleSoup
    WHY do some people seem so interested in keeping others down? Do you and your hesi-passing classmates really think you're that much better than the other students who have completed the program? :icon_roll
    Why are you implying Im putting anyone down? I just asked a question to see how other schools had decided.
    I didn't say I was better.
    Yep I passed tho. I do care about my classmates. Why the attitude?
  13. by   NurseLatteDNP
    My school allows them to go to pinning. I agree, they have worked hard for it and they deserve it. I just don't know if I would if I didn't pass. I know, that I would not be able to enjoy it at all. During the whole pinning ceremony, I would be thinking what if...(I have to repeat the class).

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