pin ? - page 2

I'm about to graduate this spring and have to decide whether to buy a school pin or not. Honestly......what % of guys actually wear their pin? Where do they wear it? Am I supposed to go to the... Read More

  1. by   Todd SPN
    Been out of school two-years now. Had forgotten about that ceremony until you posed the question. Didn't buy a pin, didn't go to ceremony. Didn't matter then, doesn't matter now. I still have student loans to remind me of that period.
  2. by   realmean1
    Got LPN pin, is in drawer somewhere. Got the RN pin, think it is beside the other one somewhere. Not into jewerly. Is personal choice, I guess.
  3. by   nursemike
    Quote from piper_for_hire
    I don't get the whole pinning thing. Seems rather overly-feminine to me - like wearing those nursing hats. I'll be happy going to graduation, but I have no interest in this pining stuff.

    -S
    Wearing the hats is feminine? Crap, I wish someone had told me that, sooner.

    Pinning ceremony May 12. Woo-hoo!
  4. by   CarlJ
    I am planning on getting a pin and going to the pinning ceremony. There is a lot of ritual to ceremony that I am not too keen on but I am going for two reasons. One is because the ceremony is more personal than the graduation. There will be less than thirty people graduating, most from my program, and this will be the last thing that I will get to share with all of them. During the past year we all went through a lot together, so this is something just for us, rather than having to share the day with thousands of other graduates from other programs.
    The second reason, at least in our ceremony, someone of significance to you can put the pin on you. This is a way of honoring those who worked with you as you persued your degree, and I look forward to being able to do that.

    I have skipped other graduations, think they were just a bother. But I am a bit sad that I let those moments go by without sharing it somehow with my friends and family.
  5. by   Rock
    YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD TO WEAR YOUR SCHOOL PIN. IT DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM OTHER HEALTH PERSONNEL.
    IT TAKES A LONG TIME AND A LOT OF EFFORT TO ACCOMPLISH
    GRADUATION FROM NURSING SCHOOL.
    WEAR YOUR PIN ON YOUR LEFT CHEST, JUST ABOVE YOUR NAME
    TAG THAT SHOWS YOU ARE A REGISTERED NURSE, LPN, LVN.
    WEAR IT PROUDLY.

    :kiss
  6. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I wear my pin and proudly, every time I work.

    Last night a family member recognized it--she is a student of the same school.

    People notice.

    I wear it out of pride and respect.
  7. by   tankity
    hey ken-pin-

    listen to this- i don't wear my pin, but that's just because it's one more thing to add to my morning routine. i will say, however, that the pinning ceremony meant more to me than the graduation ceremony. it really made me feel like a part of the profession. anyway, you'll never regret getting it, but you may regret not getting it.
    Last edit by tankity on Mar 18, '05
  8. by   mandykal
    Quote from piper_for_hire
    I don't get the whole pinning thing. Seems rather overly-feminine to me - like wearing those nursing hats. I'll be happy going to graduation, but I have no interest in this pining stuff.

    -S

    Doesn't interest me either.....my teacher says that when I do my job during clinicals...I use my feminine touch....I told her "Only on the clock"..
  9. by   Jenny Renn
    Quote from ken-pin
    I'm about to graduate this spring and have to decide whether to buy a school pin or not. Honestly......what % of guys actually wear their pin? Where do they wear it? Am I supposed to go to the pinning ceremony even if I don't order one? That whole jewelry schtick is SO not me...I don't even wear my wedding ring.

    Ken
    I say buy the pin and wear it with pride for successful conclusion of all the hard work that went into earning it J.R.
  10. by   mandykal
    Quote from Jenny Renn
    I say buy the pin and wear it with pride for successful conclusion of all the hard work that went into earning it J.R.

    CHEERS :biere:
  11. by   Jenny Renn
    Quote from ken-pin
    I think I'll pass on the pin and the ceremony. My diploma and nursing license will do very nicely as momentos thank you. Same goes for the Sigma Theta Tau jewelry/accessories, except for a ring..everything's feminine. Now, if they had a nice buck-knife or cool holster for my .45...now that would be worth looking in to.

    stay warm...be cool

    ken
    A cool looking Holster would look great in the ED if it could be designed to hold all that nursing equipment we need; steth, pen light, thermometer etc. It might make the police look twice but you would look very individual. J.R.
  12. by   anonymurse
    Quote from nursemike?
    Wearing the hats is feminine? Crap, I wish someone had told me that, sooner.
    Bummer. They said they won't give me a hat. Not that there's a bobby pin made that would nail it to my buzz, but hell, they make superglue, don't they?

    BTW, what's the reg on pins? Do you get to wear anywhich pins you want on the uniform, or nursing-related pins only? It would be really cool to juxtapose that nursing pin with some other stuff I'm entitled to wear.
  13. by   Jenny Renn
    Quote from kurosawa
    Bummer. They said they won't give me a hat. Not that there's a bobby pin made that would nail it to my buzz, but hell, they make superglue, don't they?

    BTW, what's the reg on pins? Do you get to wear anywhich pins you want on the uniform, or nursing-related pins only? It would be really cool to juxtapose that nursing pin with some other stuff I'm entitled to wear.

    I wear my RAS (Returned from Active Service) badge, that I earned for going to East Timor in 1999, while in the Royal Austrlian Navy. This badge is given to all Australian service personnel who see active service, and is a great ice breaker that all service personnel and ex service personnel recognise. J.R.

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