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Do you have to plan and fund your own graduation?

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Tayloran Tayloran (New) New

Get this, your in a school that you already have to pay 25,000+ dollars for your education. You are practically having to teach yourself just to pass the classes and with the struggle of that and NCLEX coming at the end of the year, you also have to plan and fund your own graduation?? Is there anyone out there that has to do this?? It just seems to me that most nursing students already have enough on their plate while they are in school; are so stressed out they are lucky they still have any hair on their heads to pull out and the class has to plan their own ceremony for completing the program on top of everything else. Anyone have any suggestions on how we are suppose to do this and pass? :banghead:

I haven't ever heard of a school that required the students to plan and fund their own graduation ceremony. However, there are plenty of schools that require nursing students to plan and fund their own pinning ceremony if they wish to have one in addition to the regular school commencement ceremony. Is that what you're referring to, possibly?

We have to fund and plan our own pinning ceremony.

flightnurse2b, LPN

Specializes in EMS, ER, GI, PCU/Telemetry.

Get this, your in a school that you already have to pay 25,000+ dollars for your education. You are practically having to teach yourself just to pass the classes and with the struggle of that and NCLEX coming at the end of the year, you also have to plan and fund your own graduation?? Is there anyone out there that has to do this?? It just seems to me that most nursing students already have enough on their plate while they are in school; are so stressed out they are lucky they still have any hair on their heads to pull out and the class has to plan their own ceremony for completing the program on top of everything else. Anyone have any suggestions on how we are suppose to do this and pass? :banghead:

we must go to the same school. sounds exactly like the situation i'm in now.

locolorenzo22, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ortho, Neuro, Detox, Tele.

We did too, but it fell mainly to the president and vice-pres....it would have been nice to have a committee or something with some input, but it just didn't work that way. I consider myself blessed, they are trying to do away with pinning at my school, so I didn't want to fight that fight...

no we don't have a pinning ceremony. We had a graduation ceremony that we have to plan and fund. Then after we graduate we have to pass 5 tests to actually get the certificate of graduation and for our school to send our papers away to take the NCLEX. So, really you can plan this graduation, fund it, and walk in it, but you may not actually even pass the tests to get your certificate of graduation or the ability to even take the NCLEX. Ridiculous!!

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 43 years experience.

I was never big on graduation ceremonies. So, I would just say, "No thanks, I just stop by the office and pick up my diploma." Then ... if and only if I wanted to ... I would have a private party for my family and friends on my own terms.

NoviceRN10

Has 5 years experience.

I think many schools charge a graduation ceremony fee.

I think many schools charge a graduation ceremony fee.

Yes, but they don't make the students plan and organize the commencement ceremony. That, I've never heard of!

Yes we do too and it is expensive enough for nursing school and then we have to pay for the previous classes graduation and then we have membership fees and then have to raise money for the fund for next year students. I didn't want to belong to a club for nursing school and only want my degree but they make us waste our time and money on this crap when it is hard enough to get through the classes.

3sodapop

Specializes in Geriatrics, pediatrics.

We have a joint graduation & pinning ceremony next week with the day & night students. We had a raffle & snack center to help raise money for the flowers, photographer, snacks & whatever. We had a little money left over and it went toward our pins and a separate party. The school organizes the graduation with the class officers and we just show up.

We have to wear white dresses and white nylons, we have to wear our hair as if in clinical, and we get little caps. It sounds hokey but I don't care, I earned it! :nurse:

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