Hi, I recently graduated from LPN school. Our ceremony was very traditional, complete with the white nurses cap, white starched below the knee length dress, pinning, and of course the lit lantern when we recited the nurses pledge. The director of the program also gave a brief history of the nurses cap, the lantern and the pinning and why it is all incorporated into the commencement exercises. A friend of mine who was an LPN and graduated last year with an ADN told me that she felt her graduation from LPN school was so much better because of the fact that it was so traditional and only for graduating nurses. I would like to know how everyone else graduated and for those of you that did bridge over to a higher degree, what were the differences, if any?
Thanks for any and all comments!