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Asking someone to pin you - Ideas?

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Hello all. I would like to ask one of my teachers to pin me for my ceremony and I would love to do it in a creative way. Any ideas? Thank you in advance for your help!

What, is this like the downward evolution from down-on-one-knee-with-the-diamond-will-you-marry-me to these over-the-top "surprise" invitations to junior proms, some of which bid fair to make the Darwin Awards nominations?

Just ask her. PLEASE don't make it a big thing with flowers, an exploding flash page in the email, a box she opens with a replica pin, or like that. This isn't a marriage. It isn't even prom. Simplify, simplify. "I'd like to know if I can ask you to pin me at the ceremony."

Don't be surprised if she says no, for a multitude of reasons. She might not want to be seen as giving preferential treatment to you, she and the faculty might have other roles to play and none of them will be doing this for anybody by general agreement, she might have dreadful arthritis in her hands, she might be away for a family wedding that weekend, who the heck knows. But just ask.

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

This just seems inappropriate and awkward to me. It is a pinning ceremony, just ask...

I just happened to be browsing on this site, and just thought I'd put my opinion on here. I NEVER do this so excuse the rant.

Whoever posted this question:

It is not a dumb idea to come up with a cute idea to ask someone to pin you. You worked hard for this day, and you can do whatever you want.

Whoever commented:

Just because she has a special way of wanting to ask, it does not make her weird. It is a special day for all nurses- and it should be to you both too, because nursing means so much to us all, right?

Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

I'm interested in your question because it is my understanding that all the graduates get their pin from the same person during the ceremony - probably the director of the nursing school or someone similar. Are you requesting that yours be pinned by someone in particular, so that during the ceremony everyone gets theirs by one person and you get yours by this other person?

nalie2, ADN, BSN, RN

Has 4 years experience.

I'm interested in your question because it is my understanding that all the graduates get their pin from the same person during the ceremony - probably the director of the nursing school or someone similar. Are you requesting that yours be pinned by someone in particular, so that during the ceremony everyone gets theirs by one person and you get yours by this other person?

I think at the OP's school they choose who they are pinned by and wanted her instructor to do it. My school did it this way, too.

Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

I think at the OP's school they choose who they are pinned by and wanted her instructor to do it. My school did it this way, too.

How interesting! So there could be 10 graduates and 10 different "pinners"!