I'm curious, what is everyone else doing for their pinning ceremony? We took a poll last Monday to see what people preferred and I am disappointed with the results. Out of a class of 88 only 36 said they would go to the party/pinning ceremony!
The majority of the 36 who responded want to have an informal party (and the party is where the pinning has been taking place) in a park. Is my class unusual or is this a trend everywhere. I guess I feel bad because we work so hard in nursing school and I would like to celebrate with everyone.
A lot of the people who said they won't go to the party said "go to a bar" or "get drunk". I like to party too but.....
Anyway, let me know what your class is doing.
Mar 8, '02
My LPN pinning was also our graduation. We each chose someone to pin us, a husband, a whole family, a favorite instructor, who ever we wanted. We chose a class member to speak for us. It was held in the gardens of the Govenor's mansion.
My RN pining took place on the day of graduation a few hours earlier. Each of us wrote out a thank you to those who got us through and as our pinner aproached the stage that graduate's thanks were read by the dean of Nursing. We did the nightengale pledge with modification led by 2 graduates. our nursing class president spoke. then we all attended the colege cap and gown ceremony BUT. WE wore a stethoscope over our gown. AND we positioned ourselves together to go on stage and accept our degrees. Then WE desided that we would all stay on stage until the las nurse accepted her degree and bowed in unison before leaving.
You were suposed to accept your degree and keep walking off the stage. and you were suposed to be random in appraoacing the stage, i. e. not all persons with the same major together. We had a couple of other people mixed in with us and we nicely asked if they could allow us to cut in front or back of them to do this and they did.
We though they might make us get off stage, but no one did. They let us have this moment.
Nuring is different that any of the other degree programs and you build such a bond with other nursing students. We recognized this and wanted to be sure everyone else did too.
Let's keep these traditions alive. We wore white with caps for the ceremonies. I just wish we could have kept the caps they had to be turned back into the school for the next class. I don't even know were you can buy a cap today.
Oh my LPN was 1999 my RN 2001.
Last edit by Agnus on Mar 8, '02