Skipping Pinning

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by oldie oldie, CNA, LVN Member Student

Specializes in CNA. Has 13 years experience.

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Anyone else here decide to skip it ? It was just stressing me out and it’s over two hours away from my home. We had to do everything the music the speech the spending of 100 dollars for a pin ughhhh. So I officially told the dean I won’t be there and I feel great! Anyone else ? 

203bravo

203bravo, MSN, APRN

1,202 Posts

didn't go to pinning or graduation.. no regrets... 

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience. 4,422 Posts

Passed on it (decades ago). Never regretted it.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience. 4,066 Posts

Skipped it. Why purchase a pin that I will never use. 

oldie

oldie, CNA, LVN

Specializes in CNA. Has 13 years experience. 65 Posts

1 hour ago, NICU Guy said:

Skipped it. Why purchase a pin that I will never use. 

Yes and why are they so expensive!?

FiremedicMike

FiremedicMike, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in 20+ years as a firefighter/paramedic, new ED RN. 279 Posts

I went to pinning but not graduation.

For me it was a final piece of closure to that chapter in my life.. 

londonflo

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 45 years experience. 2,023 Posts

I graduated in December, so there was no all-university graduation ceremony. I was very proud of receiving my pin at our small 'pinning' ceremony. I have always worn my pin (umm..my second one...my first one was stolen with my lab coat.) 

On 7/23/2022 at 4:15 AM, FiremedicMike said:

For me it was a final piece of closure to that chapter in my life.. 

For me it wasn't closure...it was a celebration of my resilience and drive to succeed (my mother died when I was in college and father.....well let's say he was happy any dependence on him was completed.) Wearing my pin has also shown my pride in my school. 

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 30 years experience. 31,583 Posts

On 7/23/2022 at 5:15 AM, FiremedicMike said:

I went to pinning but not graduation.

For me it was a final piece of closure to that chapter in my life.. 

100% of my class went to the pinning but only about 1/3rd went to graduation.  I thought that strange because to me graduation means a cap and gown and walking across a stage.  That was for my ADN.

15 or so years later when I got my BSN I just had them mail me my degree and didn't attend anything.  

feelix

feelix, RN

313 Posts

Skipped the pinning and ring purchase. I was a mature adult and these honors meant nothing to me.

Saved me a lot of money and time. The instructors, however, gave me a lower grade, as they were really pushing it.

No regrets though.

nikxi36

nikxi36, MSN, RN

Specializes in Case Management, CCM, CNL. Has 5 years experience. 31 Posts

On 7/21/2022 at 11:08 PM, 203bravo said:

didn't go to pinning or graduation.. no regrets... 

Same!

BBP42

BBP42

101 Posts

I went to pinning. A small ceremony with the students who survived clinical and studied with me and faculty I knew. I skipped graduation, with a thousand other students herded through to collect a piece of paper from some college official I never saw before. Never regretted not going.

Not_Just_A_Nurse

Not_Just_A_Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Staying Calm. Has 1 years experience. 1 Post

I was in a concurrent enrollement program with a community college and a university. There were 2 pinning ceremonies and 2 graduations. Skipped all 4, no regrets. With how overwhelming nursing school can be, there's no shame in skipping. You got to do what you think is best for you.