Published Feb 6, 2005
I'm about to graduate and our school requires each student to purchase their own RN pin. I want a nice one - gold or sterling silver, but I have only been able to find cheap ones online. Does anybody know where to find a nice pin? I don't want custom, just something that is not plastic and won't turn green. Thanks.
gauge14iv, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP
Usually pins are ordered through the school and have the school logo on them - you cant wear the RN pin until you pass boards
Like I said, our school says we are on our own to purchase the pin. They will not be ordering them. For that reason, I need to find a company that makes a generic one, I guess. Or one who will customize one for our class. Thanks.
Both schools I attended did not order the pins for you - but they told you where you could order them from
I think we had to order them from one of those places that does class rings at the school where I got my ADN, and then we bought the ones for the BSN through the bookstore
Seems kind of odd that a nursing school wouldnt have it's own custom pin - that goes back to the old cap days and all of the "traditions". Surely they know where to get one though!!!!!! I think I'd be asking a few more people!
I have been looking around and there are a couple of places you could try - I would talk to the big class ring companies in your area first, if that doesn't yield results there is a company called James Avery in Kerrville Texas that does custom work for pretty reasonable prices - the more you order of course the cheaper it is - I would suggest rounding up your interested classmates and placing a group order.
and you could call jostens or balfour or art carved too - they do that kinda stuff - they just don't really advertise it. Unless they have previously done pins for your school it's unlikely you could order just one.
Try NursesDirect.com. They have a lot of nice stuff. :)
You can try jhrecognition.com. I have not ordered anything from them but they had a booth at the NSNA midyear convention and it looks like they have nice quality items.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try them. Our school is so aggravating. They are no help. Will be glad to graduate.
DutchgirlRN, ASN, RN
You can wear your pin as a GN you don't have to wait to pass boards unless your pin specifically says RN. If it's a school pin you can wear it as soon as you graduate. I will be looking for a pin also. I graduated from Excelsior 3 years ago and all they have is the $5.95 cheap-o pins. My LPN pin is 14kt and really nice.
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