I'm a 2nd semester nursing student but I have many friends who will be graduating this semester. I was talking with them today and they said the school doesn't have anything to do with their graduation. They are having to put together their own pinning ceremony and gather their own money for any kind of reception. Does this seem odd to anyone or is this the norm? They don't get to walk across stage unless they want to come back in May to do so. Are all school as unsupportive of their graduating nursing students? This just really struck me as odd. Paying for my own ceremony would be a little strange.....Luckily a University up the road donated a hall for them to use for the pinning at no charge. Thanks for any input.