It's getting real!

  1. My pinning ceremony is today. Somebody pinch me because it still doesn't feel real that I really am done!

    And for those still in school...there is a light at the end of that looooong tunnel All of the stress, the loss of social life, sleepless nights...totally worth it! It seemed like it would never end when I started this program, but it really has flown by!
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    About Racer15, ADN, BSN, RN

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  3. by   Esme12
  4. by   ADN2B
    Way to go! You did it!
  5. by   DawnCaprice
  6. by   Kimynurse
    Enjoy the day
  7. by   BloomNurseRN
    That's awesome! Congratulations!
  8. by   Shorty11
    Yay! Congratulations!!! Can't wait for the light at the end of my long tunnel! : )
  9. by   AutumnLeavesRN
    My pinning ceremony is next thursday and so far I have no plans to go. My mom can not make it because she lives so far out of town and the silly class officers planned the pinning and graduation 2 days apart because they thought it would work out for everybody. I just don't know what to do. I am not close with anyone in my class and not the most favorite student with faculty so couldn't imagine anyone besides family pinning me. My 2 sisters are teachers and will be teaching that day and the next day as well. I have the option of obtaining my pin from the class pres and seeing them at graduation. I don't know what to do now. Have 24 hours to think about it.

    Congrats on ur pinning ceremony. Hope u had an awesome time!
  10. by   x_factor
    Congratulations, what a wonderful achievement!!
  11. by   Shorty11
    3SemStudent-I think you should reconsider not attending your pinning ceremony. I'm sorry that your family or those who are close with you cannot attend. I know it is hard to imagine someone who is not close to you doing the pinning, but I personally would still attend and have the class pres or a member of the faculty pin me. Graduating is such a huge accomplishment! You might regret not attending your pinning ceremony years down the road. Congratulations!
  12. by   AutumnLeavesRN
    @Shorty11 That's what I keep thinking about. I am going to talk long and hard with my mother to see how she feels about it because that's my mom, my lady I love her to pieces and want her apart of everything!!! But the timing of this thing is just so wrong! There's no way she can drive 4 hours to attend pinning then go back and drive 4 hours again. And a hotel is out of the question because we are doing nothing on Friday (no events) and my mother, although a nurse practitioner, is still not seeing the brightest days financially so I would never have her wasting money like that if nothing is going on. I can see if I can make a deal with one of my sisters. They live about an hour to an hour and a half away so I may be able to come up with something. It would just be weird to be the only one there without family, looking like orphan annie or something lol.
  13. by   Racer15
    Thanks! I actually won two awards, so it would have been kind of awkward if I didn't go, lol. I was completely not expecting that as I never really felt that my instructors thought that highly of me, but I guess I thought wrong!
  14. by   AZMOMO2
    Yay congrats! Mine is next week. Awesome feeling right!