Stoles & Cords for Pinning?

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by OrlandoNursing OrlandoNursing Member

Has <1 years experience.

Hello all!

I graduate May 2nd and was wondering if it would be weird if I wore my honor stole and cord for my pinning pictures? I will not be attending the commencement graduation, just the pinning ceremony. Has anyone worn their stoles/cords for pinning pictures? 

Thanks!

Spinmass

Spinmass, ADN, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Has 6 years experience. 96 Posts

I have never seen graduation regalia worn for nurse pinning. Pinning is the ceremonial culmination of transferring from a student to a nurse and I would imagine that most programs want that to be relatively uniform among the students. Whereas graduation is the culmination of an academic career for a certain degree and students who have earned honors etc. should be celebrated for the accomplishment. 

Now, if you are taking individual pictures separate from the the group pinning then I would say by all means wear the regalia if you are not going to commencement. 

Just my 2cents. 

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 17 years experience. 5 Articles; 10,985 Posts

7 hours ago, Spinmass said:

I have never seen graduation regalia worn for nurse pinning.

This was actually the standard for my program's pinning ceremony. I believe related to how some "dressed" for the pinning ceremony. And any honor cords/additional regalia was expected to be included.

nursedreams2022

nursedreams2022

39 Posts

On 3/21/2022 at 4:08 PM, OrlandoNursing said:

Hello all!

I graduate May 2nd and was wondering if it would be weird if I wore my honor stole and cord for my pinning pictures? I will not be attending the commencement graduation, just the pinning ceremony. Has anyone worn their stoles/cords for pinning pictures? 

Thanks!

Nothing weird about it! My pinning is May 11th and I'll be wearing mine :)

Tenebrae, BSN, RN

Specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 1,752 Posts

what do you get pinned with?

 

We have a nursing badge which goes for all of NZ, but we don't get pinned at gradiation

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My pinning ceremony was also graduation. I was in an accelerated BSN program for students who already had a previous non-nursing bachelor's degree. 

We wore our cap and gown, and also our nursing pin. 

There is no right or wrong way to do it, so wear what you'll want to see in your own pics!