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Hi - quick question about guys and pinning ceremonies. Don't mean to offend anyone, but pinning ceremonies (pins, Nightingale lamps, etc.) don't seem very oriented towards the male gender. Do male... Read More

  1. by   tgb3rn
    My ceremony was as girlie as they come. White graduation gowns, red roses, the candle, they even played the hokey "I believe I can fly". I wanted to puke. I was the only male in my 32 student class. When I asked to not go to this and just recieve my diploma the instructors threw a hissy fit. I gave up and did it any way but feel it is NOT RIGHT!!! I know this is a female dominated profession but lets get freaking real. I have been a nurse for 3 yrs now and love it but that stupid event still makes me sick when I think about it.
    Tom
  2. by   jov
    Quote from tgb3rn
    My ceremony was as girlie as they come. White graduation gowns, red roses, the candle, they even played the hokey "I believe I can fly". I wanted to puke. .. that stupid event still makes me sick when I think about it.
    Tom
    thank you Tom for your honesty. I think the entire pinning ceremony gets put into perspective by flipping it. I am curious to see what a "male-dominated" pinning ceremony would look like. Let's write one!

    One year they can do the white gown/roses/"believe I can fly" thing.
    The next year everyone must wear ________,
    receive a ____________
    and listen to our theme song, _________________.
    Fill in the blanks for me!
  3. by   tgb3rn
    Ya, like this would have any chance, but it is unreal how many female nurses just think we are nuts for thinking there is a problem with the pinning thing.

    Quote from jov
    thank you Tom for your honesty. I think the entire pinning ceremony gets put into perspective by flipping it. I am curious to see what a "male-dominated" pinning ceremony would look like. Let's write one!

    One year they can do the white gown/roses/"believe I can fly" thing.
    The next year everyone must wear Camo,
    receive a _pen light_
    and listen to our theme song, _we will rock you_.
    Fill in the blanks for me!
  4. by   MsBruiser
    1. Wear Scrubs
    2. Receive a diploma
    3. Play "Dream On" by Aerosmith "SING WITH ME,
    SING FOR THE YEARS,
    SING FOR THE LAUGHER N' SING FOR THE TEARS.
    SING WITH ME
    IF IT'S JUST FOR TODAY,
    MAYBE TOMORROW THE GOOD LORD WILL TAKE YOU AWAY.

    DREAM ON, DREAM ON, DREAM ON,
    DREAM YOURSELF A DREAM COME TRUE.
    DREAM ON, DREAM ON, DREAM ON,
    AND DREAM UNTIL YOUR DREAM COMES TRUE.
    DREAM ON, DREAM ON, DREAM ON, DREAM ON,
    DREAM ON, DREAM ON, DREAM ON, AH. AH."

    Now that song kicks some butt compared to Celine Dione.
  5. by   jb2u
    Quote from jov
    thank you Tom for your honesty. I think the entire pinning ceremony gets put into perspective by flipping it. I am curious to see what a "male-dominated" pinning ceremony would look like. Let's write one!

    One year they can do the white gown/roses/"believe I can fly" thing.
    The next year everyone must wear ________,
    receive a ____________
    and listen to our theme song, _________________.
    Fill in the blanks for me!
    The next year everyone must wear anything comfortable,
    receive a gift card to a hardware store
    and listen to our theme song, "Big Balls" by AC/DC.
  6. by   cjohn99
    I will have my pinning on Dec 8, 2006 and our instructors said it is when nurses (instructors) welcomes me into their profession. I think it is wonderful and I am looking forward to every minute of it.
  7. by   kampswas
    I never went and didnt miss a thing nor do i feel like I did in retrospect My wife went and she felt silly. Go figure.
  8. by   HitmanCFYA
    Hearing them fight over songs, pictures, etc. makes me glad i'm not going to mine. If they do anything after though, I might have to show for that. Can't let a chance to drink beer go waste.
  9. by   KungFuFtr
    I am just starting Rn school in Jan. When I took my CNA pre-req we had to go to CNA graduation. The 4 cna classes had to show up; about 100 people. We had to wear scrubs and get our pin on stage. I was told the graduation ceremony was required hours for our certification and I must show (I should have checked with the state first)!The lame things...we had to show up at 8am and "graduation" wasn't until 11:00. It's not as if you need practice walking across a stage.
    Each class had a valavictorian who had to read a poem at the podium. They were about aging and maturing throughout womanhood.
  10. by   dfarr
    Our pinning ceremony was the lamest thing I've ever sat through. All it was was a ceremony worshipping Flo Nightingale. Look, that was 150 years ago, nursing is completely different now. I really don't like Flo.
    Last edit by Tweety on Nov 23, '06 : Reason: offensive wording removed.
  11. by   MsBruiser
    Quote from KungFuFtr
    I am just starting Rn school in Jan. When I took my CNA pre-req we had to go to CNA graduation. The 4 cna classes had to show up; about 100 people. We had to wear scrubs and get our pin on stage. I was told the graduation ceremony was required hours for our certification and I must show (I should have checked with the state first)!The lame things...we had to show up at 8am and "graduation" wasn't until 11:00. It's not as if you need practice walking across a stage.
    Each class had a valavictorian who had to read a poem at the podium. They were about aging and maturing throughout womanhood.

    ...and I thought pre-school graduations have gotten over the top. That is just too much...
  12. by   emeraldjay
    Quote from jb2u
    The next year everyone must wear anything comfortable,
    receive a gift card to a hardware store
    and listen to our theme song, "Big Balls" by AC/DC.

    :roll :roll

    The next year everyone must wear white scrubs or "orderlies uniform"
    receive a box of ABD pads and paper tape (for treating that half chewed a**)
    and listen to our theme song, "Wild Wild Life" by Talking Heads
  13. by   redsoxbrad
    Is it a real pin, with backing optional? Just wondering so maybe the other men (2) in my class and myself can ceremoniously punch it into each other's chests (i.e. awards earned, blood stripes in the Marine Corps) and add a little flavor to the ceremony. Candles and Roses any significance or just for show? So called "traditions" at schools change because some are outdated and offensive. I vote cigars ( Arturo Fuente) song ( Heading out to the Highway, Judas Priest (want to travel)) and some 20 year old single malt. Congrats to all who are geting pinned. Semper Fi

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