Calling all LPN Students Graduating Soon!!

  1. I'm class Vice-President at an LPN school in PA. Our graduation date is August 28th of this year, and my fellow classmates as well as I couldn't be more excited. My question is regarding graduation though: What do your schools have planned for your graduation ceremony? Are you wearing caps and gowns, or are you wearing uniforms? Are you having a ceremony with several speakers, or just getting your diplomas and pinned?

    Our class President has made it painfully obvious that she doesn't really have an interest in what we do for graduation-one way or another. I'm really miffed because I worked really hard for this and I'd like the ceremony to
    be professional, as well as something to be proud of.

    I'm even irritated with the school itself. We were all charged a $60 graduation fee (there's approximately 30 of us) and all they said they're gonna do is have the instructors speak, hand out diplomas and pins (which we had to pay for out of pocket if we wanted pinned) and they'll have cookies and punch. They aren't even going to provide caps and gowns or anything! Our school is affiliated with the place our graduation is planned, so the graduation fee wouldn't cover the hall rental, and i've seen the diplomas we get and they're hardly worth the paper they're printed on.

    I want to really make it an nice ceremony-but the whole general attitude of the class is apathetic. I'm thinking if I tell the others that other schools do have nice ceremonies, that they'll want to follow suit. Hopefully I can even convince faculty to help us with a nicer ceremony than those in the past.

    Any help with this would be much appreciated!
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  3. by   luv_a_nurse
    *Point of clarification, the $60 Graduation fee was charged to each student. So $60 x 30 students= $1800; that did not include the cost of school pins or caps and gowns.
  4. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    I'm the class rep for our class and our pinning is next month ! I can't wait. I'm trying to take pics now so that we can put together a slide show.
  5. by   1uvakindmom
    At my school we are wearing white scrubs (no caps and gowns) and white shoes. We were charged $150 to graduate. There is one student speaker who was nominated by the students and we voted for a best alumni award for someone who best exemplifies the program.