Quote from hiddencatRN
So, the way you ask this makes me think you are preparing to have to fight to defend your rights. It has been my experience, as a former pagan and current atheist, that almost no one is as bothered by an alternative religion as much as you want them to be. I bet most people will look at your pentacle and think "oh, pretty star necklace" rather than "omg she is a Wiccan, MUST....SAVE....SOUL.....".
This was my thought when I read it, not so much the technicalities of wearing jewelry to clinicals.
OP, as a Buddhist I'm a pretty freakish abnormality in Texas. Nursing programs don't take stands against or for any type of religious affiliation unless you're signing up to attend a religious school, and even then, most will leave well enough alone.
At the same time, nursing programs are made of real, live people with real live opinions and judgments, so maybe someone will think you're weird. I don't know. But I'm pretty sure they won't throw you to lions in a makeshift Colisuem behind the school.
The first week of class some students and I got into a religious conversation and someone said, "Stephalumpc, what religion are you?"
To which I replied, "Buddhist.". To which someone said, "Sp how do I reach the path of enlightenment?"
And we talked and joked about it and I never heard anything else about it. Most people don't care. And if they do, I've found that our personalities probably didn't mesh beforehand and we probably wouldn't get along even if we were both Southern Baptist.