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No graduation ceremony!?

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I am a nursing student at CCI in Garden Grove CA. My LVN program is coming to an end - March 29th to be exact. My school recently dropped a bomb on my class stating that we will not have a graduation until NEXT YEAR, 2020! As a single mother, working full time while taking this program, all time away from family sacrificed and put into studying, sleepless nights and mini break downs every so often, I feel this decision by the school is ridiculous! We are being pushed to the side because “we didn’t make the cut”. Graduatuon is in February. Had I known this, I would have never signed up for this school. Yes, finishing the program is the main goal, but a graduation means so much to me especially for my daughter to see me walk in my cap & gown. 

Has anyone else experienced something similar? I just want to know what my options are, if I have any. I am extremely sad about this. 

Thanks 

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Omg I would be absolutely disappointed if my school tried to pull this on my cohort! So Sorry 

 

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This is how the school I graduated from is also. They hold one big graduation for the entire campus once a year in May. I graduated in July so my cohort missed the big graduation but we did have our capping a pinning ceremony. We also have the option to attend the graduation this May if we choose to do so. I’m not attending it. I don’t need a cap and gown since I’ve received my diploma and did my capping and pinning. I’m working full time and that was the end goal for me. 

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Maybe your class can put together a pinning/nurse lamp ceremony?  My nurse pinning ceremony was more meaningful to me than the graduation ceremony.  

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My school does the same. One big ceremony in June (I think) and I graduate in August. I can walk in June, but it seems dumb to me since I won't be done. I have already walked for my other degrees and I'm really just looking forward to pinning. I would possibly go to graduation if it was when we graduated, but oh well. I can understand how that's upsetting for you though. Can you do a pinning ceremony for your class? Each of our classes gets one when we finish (trimesters) then there's the one graduation. I also don't think it would be too crazy to walk next year. You will still have earned it and your daughter could still see it all happen. 

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I have an update I just found out it’s the same way at my school my cohort graduates in December but they have one big graduation in June that we can attend.. But we still have a pinning ceremony in December when we graduate 🎓 which is more meaningful to me

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