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I just want to preface this by saying that I understand why it has to be done, but I’m still bummed.

My school cancelled graduation and pinning. I don’t know why they’d do that rather than trying to postpone, but yeah. Again, I understand why but it’s something I’ve been looking forward to since my first semester and as I progressed through the program it was what kept me going after the mental breakdowns and all the tears.

I can’t complain because we will still graduate on time and yes I will get my diploma which is what the ultimate goal is, but those are once in a life time experiences that have been taken away from all of us and I’m heartbroken. I think part of the reason why I was so excited is because in my family we don’t really celebrate anything. Birthdays and holidays tend to feel like any other day, but these days were going to be special and something that I could remember for the rest of my life.

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HiddenAngels has 7 years experience.

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Awwww I’m so sorry for this... Hang in there.... Maybe try to get creative with a few friends from school after everything has passed and take a nice vacation and celebrate somewhere... CONGRATS! You did it! Welcome Aboard!!

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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It is OKAY to be disappointed! Don't feel badly about that. Our lives have been changed for something bigger and the greater good, but we don't have to like it. My husband is graduating from medical school, and his Match Day was canceled. Match Day is when all the new physicians in the graduating class find out where they go for residency. It is probably the most important and celebrated day in medical school. We dress up in costumes and thousands gather to celebrate. But instead, the school live-streamed the PowerPoint of individual slides that the students made and we found out his destination quietly via email instead of in a local large venue by surprise envelope. But hey, he matched and we are happy about the location! But I spent months putting together our costumes, including one for our daughter. Oh well, hopefully we can use them at Halloween! We are doubtful about his holding ceremony in May, too. And graduation. We'll probably just quietly slip away to our new city! Nothing like house-hunting and moving during a pandemic, haha.

Maybe you can do a one-year post-grad celebration next year? Throw a big party, invite family?

Congratulations on finishing!!

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FlyinRN2B has 20 years experience.

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Be happy you're getting your diploma and will be able to sit for the exam. My program has suspended all classes. My cohort was scheduled to graduate in May.

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17 hours ago, HiddenAngels said:

Awwww I’m so sorry for this... Hang in there.... Maybe try to get creative with a few friends from school after everything has passed and take a nice vacation and celebrate somewhere... CONGRATS! You did it! Welcome Aboard!!

Thank you. I'm trying to think of some nice things to do to celebrate in the future.

12 hours ago, Pixie.RN said:

It is OKAY to be disappointed! Don't feel badly about that. Our lives have been changed for something bigger and the greater good, but we don't have to like it. My husband is graduating from medical school, and his Match Day was canceled. Match Day is when all the new physicians in the graduating class find out where they go for residency. It is probably the most important and celebrated day in medical school. We dress up in costumes and thousands gather to celebrate. But instead, the school live-streamed the PowerPoint of individual slides that the students made and we found out his destination quietly via email instead of in a local large venue by surprise envelope. But hey, he matched and we are happy about the location! But I spent months putting together our costumes, including one for our daughter. Oh well, hopefully we can use them at Halloween! We are doubtful about his holding ceremony in May, too. And graduation. We'll probably just quietly slip away to our new city! Nothing like house-hunting and moving during a pandemic, haha.

Maybe you can do a one-year post-grad celebration next year? Throw a big party, invite family?

Congratulations on finishing!!

I'm so sorry to hear that! Med school is brutal and I'm sorry he won't get to experience Math Day, but still, congratulations that he is graduating. That is an amazing accomplishment!

3 hours ago, FlyinRN2B said:

Be happy you're getting your diploma and will be able to sit for the exam. My program has suspended all classes. My cohort was scheduled to graduate in May.

I am, but I'm also allowed to express my sadness at never being able to experience pinning nor a nursing school graduation. I am sorry your classes have been suspended.

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FlyinRN2B has 20 years experience.

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9 hours ago, PianoTiles said:

Thank you. I'm trying to think of some nice things to do to celebrate in the future.

I'm so sorry to hear that! Med school is brutal and I'm sorry he won't get to experience Math Day, but still, congratulations that he is graduating. That is an amazing accomplishment!

I am, but I'm also allowed to express my sadness at never being able to experience pinning nor a nursing school graduation. I am sorry your classes have been suspended.

Sorry, yes you're absolutely allowed to express your sadness. Didn't mean to come across that way.

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magnoliablush has 2 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I'm so sorry you are not getting to go through the experiences that make us feel good. 😞 My little sister is graduating as well, and feels the same way. It is hard to not get to have all those things to look forward to. ((hugs)) Hang in there!

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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I'm sorry about the cancellations. My institution hasn't made a decision yet on Spring commencement. Likely to postpone but TBD. Why do I care? I'm a MSN grad who graduated last Summer/fall and was supposed to go to commencement (School of Nursing doesn't participate in university fall graduation at the end of fall term).

It's OK to be disappointed by losing out on things we were looking forward to. If it's too much logistically to postpone/delay, perhaps students who were supposed to graduate in May can participate in fall term commencement or next Spring - for the experience?

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on the same boat! was looking forward to pinning but can't really have that during social distancing LOL

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