Quote from stopnik
pinning ceremonies (pins, nightingale lamps, etc.) don't seem very oriented towards the male gender.
gotta tell ya here, stopnik, that i'm with you. pinning ceremonies don't seem very oriented toward a profession- period. i'm having a hard time with a lot of these nursing ceremony traditions. they just seem to squeak "handmaiden." for pete's sake, i'm a grown, married woman who pays my mortgage, travels internationally and owns my own business. i'm supposed to go up on a stage and have a piece of white cardboard put on my head and be happy about it?
if it is o.k. with the moderators, here is what some previous posters said about their pinning ceremonies...
complete with white uniforms, caps, lanterns, nightingale pledge, etc
we had a very eligant pinning ceramony as the only graduation. we all wore all white uniforms of our choice and recieved the lamp on knowledge our school pin and recited the nursing pledge. it was a very emotional time with many tears for most of our graduates.
for the pinning ceremony we're required to wear our uniforms and have the hair up off the collor.
it's a special night with everybody wearing semi-formal black and white. we are pinned with our school pin, receive a cap if we want one, and light our own personalized ceramic lamps
our own personalized ceramic lamps? i mean, can you imagine graduating from law school and getting your own personalized ceramic lamp?
and finally, here is the one i thought i would barf...
i found it to be very emotional and beautiful. we were required to wear all white, almost like virgins going out into the world.