I just graduated in May, so you can take this for what you think its worth....
Graduating with honors is fabulous. You'll be proud of yourself for maintaining the GPA to have a cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude on your diploma. Secretly, you'll feel just the tiniest bit superior to all your classmates, but you'll have the good taste not to advertise the fact. I graduated cum laude from Spalding, and I show my diploma off to anyone who'll look at it. I'm proud of it. When I go to apply to a Master's program, that cum laude will be right there to back up my claims of worthiness. When I apply for scholarships
or grant money, it's right there with the rest of my awards to let them know that I'm the girl with the plans for success...
Real life....well, that's a whole different set of values. Employers don't really care about cum laudes. Employers care about your work history--i.e. are you going to show up? will you be on time? are you dependable? Employers are concerned about passing the NCLEX so that you can sign RN behind your name. Employers want to know that you are able to take on the responsibilities of the job--and honors look nice, but don't really enter into their decision. Right now, the nationwide nursing shortage is so bad that employers will take anyone with an RN (or LPN) license.
Besides, you can't put the "BSN, cum laude" on your badge. They won't let you
Best of luck,