words on your graduation cap

  1. 0 Are any of you all going to write something on your mortar board for the crowd to see from above? If so, what are you going to write? Some of us were wanting to write, "RN" on the top but now I am thinking I want something different. So, any ideas?
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    36 Years Old; Joined Mar '05; Posts: 7.

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  4. Visit  jenrninmi} profile page
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    No, it wasn't something I've ever thought of. Sounds interesting though.
  5. Visit  mom2michael} profile page
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    Along those same lines...a group of students put RN on top on their hats at graduation last year and were asked to remove it because the state nurse practice act says you are not allowed to present yourself as an RN (or LPN) until you pass your NCLEX, which includes wearing anything or presenting yourself in any fashion that someone would think you are an RN (or LPN). That includes wearing those cute little T-shirts that say RN. In the mean time, you are a GN.

    Who would've ever thought that......
  6. Visit  HappyNurse2005} profile page
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    Our school prohibits it
  7. Visit  jenrninmi} profile page
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    Quote from mom2michael
    Along those same lines...a group of students put RN on top on their hats at graduation last year and were asked to remove it because the state nurse practice act says you are not allowed to present yourself as an RN (or LPN) until you pass your NCLEX, which includes wearing anything or presenting yourself in any fashion that someone would think you are an RN (or LPN). That includes wearing those cute little T-shirts that say RN. In the mean time, you are a GN.

    Who would've ever thought that......
    That makes sense to me. I won't consider myself an RN until I pass my boards.
  8. Visit  Pocamom} profile page
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    You could where your stethscope around your neck. A group of Nursing grads did that at my brother's graduation and I thought that was a neat idea. Everyone knew who the nurses were. It also is a little more professional.
    Just a thought.
  9. Visit  FarmgrrlRN} profile page
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    Quote from mom2michael
    Along those same lines...a group of students put RN on top on their hats at graduation last year and were asked to remove it because the state nurse practice act says you are not allowed to present yourself as an RN (or LPN) until you pass your NCLEX, which includes wearing anything or presenting yourself in any fashion that someone would think you are an RN (or LPN). That includes wearing those cute little T-shirts that say RN. In the mean time, you are a GN.

    Who would've ever thought that......
    Students caught some flack for the same last year...but it is OK (from my school's standpoint) to write "RNA" (RN applicant) on their caps...
  10. Visit  twinnurse} profile page
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    I think I am going to write: I.V. LEAGUE on mine!! What do you think?

    ETA: I didn't want to go with RN and actually had the SAME thought (law says i'm not an RN) about pinning. My pin has a pin guard that is not removable and the pin guard says RN. I am kind of at a loss.
    Last edit by twinnurse on Apr 27, '05
  11. Visit  wcu_nurse} profile page
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    Quote from twinnurse
    Are any of you all going to write something on your mortar board for the crowd to see from above? If so, what are you going to write? Some of us were wanting to write, "RN" on the top but now I am thinking I want something different. So, any ideas?
    So, my cap is going to say "Life is good c/o 2005"
    That is my favorite saying.
    I love the stethoscope at graduation idea!
    Congrats to all and all my love to the RN's already practicing. Y'all don't forget to do something every once in a while for yourselves...YOU DESERVE IT!

    Kimmie
  12. Visit  grinnurse} profile page
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    My little "study" group are decorating our caps but undecided about how as of yet. We were told NOT to put RN b/c we were not RN's yet. I have kept a couple of small mementos that I know I will glue on such as green ribbon from our health fair booth. I would love to see what everyone else if going to put on theirs...........
  13. Visit  twinnurse} profile page
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    Well, I talked it over with my fave instructor today. I never thought about not being able to do it until some said their school didn't allow it. Apparently the Big Cheese is very "romantic" (if you will) about Commencement. Everything is VERY traditional. While he won't say, "You cant do it", my instructor seems to think that he will look down on you if you do. So anyway, I guess I will be there, in my plain burgandy cap and gown. (which I am appalled by LOL b/c our school color is red, not deep burgandy! LOL)
  14. Visit  NYCRN16} profile page
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    I dont see what the big deal is about not being able to put "RN" on your graduation hats because you havent taken the boards yet. I mean we are talking about a graduation ceremony..

    Putting white tape on a hat that says "RN" for a ceremony is hardly the same as going out to hospitals pre-license and portraying yourself as an licensed nurse seeking a job.
  15. Visit  caligirl} profile page
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    I thought about putting "Thanks (insert hubby's name here)" because he is the reason I am getting to wear the dagum cap in the first place.
    But I probably wont put anything since we walk an entire semester early so we are not actually graduating AND our ceremony is indoors..

    When I was grad H.S. in 93 I put "I'm dope" which was a slang term back then for something like "hot" today. how LAME. haha..


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