I'm A Nurse!

  1. Just had to share...I got pinned last night! :smiley_aa

    It was such a neat ceremony. I was on the pinning committee, so I was in on the planning, but it turned out so much better than I imagined! Everyone I talked to said how impressed they were with it.

    We processed in from the back of the theater, up the stairs & onto the stage to the song "Where My Heart Will Take Me" by Russell Watson & were greeted with a HUGE amount of applause! I leaned over & whispered to my friend "we're rock stars!" Haha!

    We had two student speeches, a poem, blessing of the hands, and then we got pinned. There were 47 of us graduating, so it took awhile. They played a piano version of "How To Save A Life" in the background while we got our pins. After than, we had the candlelight ceremony where we recited the Nightingale Pledge, we had a closing prayer and then a bagpiper walked in playing, stopped at the podium & we walked out the same way we came in, and the bagpiper followed us (our school was founded by a Scotsman & our mascot is a scottish lion). We left to a ton more applause. (We're rock stars!!) It was awesome!

    Now I'm a graduate nurse. I can hardly believe it! Now I just have to tackle the boards & find a job!
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  3. by   nurz2be
    Quote from AmyLiz
    Just had to share...I got pinned last night! :smiley_aa

    It was such a neat ceremony. I was on the pinning committee, so I was in on the planning, but it turned out so much better than I imagined! Everyone I talked to said how impressed they were with it.

    We processed in from the back of the theater, up the stairs & onto the stage to the song "Where My Heart Will Take Me" by Russell Watson & were greeted with a HUGE amount of applause! I leaned over & whispered to my friend "we're rock stars!" Haha!

    We had two student speeches, a poem, blessing of the hands, and then we got pinned. There were 47 of us graduating, so it took awhile. They played a piano version of "How To Save A Life" in the background while we got our pins. After than, we had the candlelight ceremony where we recited the Nightingale Pledge, we had a closing prayer and then a bagpiper walked in playing, stopped at the podium & we walked out the same way we came in, and the bagpiper followed us (our school was founded by a Scotsman & our mascot is a scottish lion). We left to a ton more applause. (We're rock stars!!) It was awesome!

    Now I'm a graduate nurse. I can hardly believe it! Now I just have to tackle the boards & find a job!

    CONGRATULATIONS
    NURSE AMYLIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Yay!

    Hoorah!
  5. by   Achoo!
    Congratulations!!!
  6. by   LesMonsterRN
    Congratulations!!!
  7. by   Conrad283
    Congrats. Wahoo!!!!!
  8. by   CarolinaGirl'99
    Quote from AmyLiz
    Just had to share...I got pinned last night! :smiley_aa

    It was such a neat ceremony. I was on the pinning committee, so I was in on the planning, but it turned out so much better than I imagined! Everyone I talked to said how impressed they were with it.

    We processed in from the back of the theater, up the stairs & onto the stage to the song "Where My Heart Will Take Me" by Russell Watson & were greeted with a HUGE amount of applause! I leaned over & whispered to my friend "we're rock stars!" Haha!

    We had two student speeches, a poem, blessing of the hands, and then we got pinned. There were 47 of us graduating, so it took awhile. They played a piano version of "How To Save A Life" in the background while we got our pins. After than, we had the candlelight ceremony where we recited the Nightingale Pledge, we had a closing prayer and then a bagpiper walked in playing, stopped at the podium & we walked out the same way we came in, and the bagpiper followed us (our school was founded by a Scotsman & our mascot is a scottish lion). We left to a ton more applause. (We're rock stars!!) It was awesome!

    Now I'm a graduate nurse. I can hardly believe it! Now I just have to tackle the boards & find a job!
    Congrats to you!

    I am the VP of my nursing class and will be graduating in May 2008. We are starting to plan our pinning ceremony. Can you give me any advice as to how to get started, how to plan, or give any ideas. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.
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  10. by   beth66335
    Okay that description made me tear up! Congratulations and I can't wait to be where you are in May 2009!
  11. by   AmyLiz
    Thanks! :smiley_aa I'm still on cloud nine! It's been a long, hard road! Now I just have to pass the boards!
  12. by   Monica D
    Congrats to you and your class!!! I can't wait to be there!

    :hatparty:beer:
  13. by   simplyVy
    that sounds like a lovely ceremony! congratulations!!! best of luck with the future
  14. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Yee Haw!!! Now That Is What I Am Talking About!! Congrats And Good Luck On The Boards.

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