Our pinning ceremony
As a group, Cohort 14, we all worked hard to make it this far. We are a nursing family and it is disheartening to see that some of our members will not be able to celebrate in that moment with us, when we all know how much effort was put in by everybody.
While we understand the process it takes to reach that point, we do not think it is fair that some of us do not receive a second chance prior to pinning, or are able to attend and be a part of pinning, due to the issues some of us faced with the test.
Glitches and issues with the test crashing are distracting and out of our control, and can affect our progress and process of completing and being successful on the exit exam. While some of us were able to over come that issue and pass, we need to understand that not every one tests the same. That is one thing we have learned about each other in the past 20 months, we all have different environments where we thrive.
Cohort 14, being the first group to test out the new curriculum, has faced many challenges. There were many changes we had to endure while going through this new curriculum, making it difficult for us. To add to it, during our last few months, a lot of our dates for important events were frequently changed adding to our stress, confusion, and panick. We have made many changes to accommodate the school, and the program, and are asking that the favor is returned to us.
Miss Franklin, and Mr. Montano, please reconsider your stance on allowing our classmates the opportunity to attend and be apart of the pinning. It has been done before, and we know it can be done again.