Going Back To Wearing Whites and The Cap! - page 5

Yeppers......strongly thinking about it! There's a nurse on my unit who wears her starched white nursing dress, white stockings, white shoes, and her nursing cap every tiime she works. ... Read More

  1. by   roxannekkb
    Originally posted by jnette
    heh heh... good points, Roxannekkb ! And what is a "real lady", anyway ? I've seen many a welldressed woman, but would hesitate to say that all were a "lady"...
    And what about, um, those pesky male nurses? Would putting them in a starched dressed and cap make "real ladies" of them too?

    Or will it make them into "real men?":roll I'd love to see a guy in the large starched cap that supposedly will garner him great respect!
    :hatparty:
  2. by   jnette
    In the sevice, the guys (mostly medics) had to wear starched whites... and they all looked like cooks ! :chuckle
  3. by   roxannekkb
    Originally posted by jnette
    In the sevice, the guys (mostly medics) had to wear starched whites... and they all looked like cooks ! :chuckle
    LOL! And with a cap, they'll look like French chefs! :chuckle
  4. by   live4today
    Originally posted by jnette
    In the sevice, the guys (mostly medics) had to wear starched whites... and they all looked like cooks ! :chuckle
    Men in "white".......have you seen up close and personal those fine Navy men in their very white starched uniforms and caps? If not, you've got to see one............you'll never see a man "in white" as a cook again honey. Promise you that! :kiss

    Nighty night!
  5. by   bedpan
    Originally posted by roxannekkb
    And what about, um, those pesky male nurses? Would putting them in a starched dressed and cap make "real ladies" of them too?

    Or will it make them into "real men?" I'd love to see a guy in the large starched cap that supposedly will garner him great respect!



    Since I am bald in addition to being male I would either have to superglue or staple the cap to keep it on -

    Thinking I would wear the starched dress before choosing either of those options!
  6. by   live4today
    Hey bedpan...how about male nurses wearing sailor caps? They're white caps, too. Men wear hats in many professions....why should nursing be any different?

    Don take it seriously....me luvs to tease when I get in the mood to tease and all... :chuckle
  7. by   bedpan
    LOL - I try to only take those things that are serious seriously! :chuckle

    Which NEVER includes myself!!!!

    Wouldn't wanna live in a world without smiles and laughter
  8. by   live4today
    bedpan...you rock buddy! You can work with me anytime at any hospital! Thumbs up to ya!
  9. by   jnette
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Men in "white".......have you seen up close and personal those fine Navy men in their very white starched uniforms and caps? If not, you've got to see one............you'll never see a man "in white" as a cook again honey. Promise you that! :kiss
    Oh yes ! I have, inDEED !

    But they look far different than the medics in their whites ! Truly, these poor joes looked no different than the cooks ! :chuckle
    I'm sure I was no sight to behold myself in my starchy white dress.. even tho' my hem was just a weeeee tad higher than was
    "military code"... Guys didn't have that option... heh.
  10. by   live4today
    Hi jnette

    (clearing my throat here) Uh...my husband IS a nurse who trains medics and all the military nurses (men and women) still wear white and clean shoes. I've worked in several military hospitals as a DOD Clinical GS nurse for many years, and I never tired of seeing those men in white. :kiss

    BTW...they can also wear their fatigues to work in, but I still prefer seeing them in those whites. Ahhhhhhh....
  11. by   bedpan
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    bedpan...you rock buddy! You can work with me anytime at any hospital! Thumbs up to ya!
    Awwww thank ya kindly!

    (now where is that blushing emoticon?):imbar
  12. by   jnette
    Hey, Renee ! Don't get me wrong ! I do LIKE whites !!! Wear mostly whites myself. I was just remembering the fellas back then, and I can't help but think THEIR uniforms made them look like the kitchen help... the women looked rather sharp, actually.

    I think now military does get to wear solid scrubs now, too, tho'??? Or they have a choice? I believe I've seen them in the recruiting materials... correct me if I'm wrong. No, don't like fatigues in a hospital setting at ALL.. for the field, fine, and appopriate. Still like whites in-hospital.
  13. by   Ariko
    Uniforms are one of my favorite subjects.


    If I were to see a nurse in full sail with a dress and cap, I would tell her that she looks great. Does anybody still make nice DRESSES white?? Sometimes I look at old issues of nursing magazines to recall what they really looked like. I mourn daily the loss of professional appearance that used to be a part of nursing.

    Now comes the more interesting question of what would the male nurses wear. Cheerfuldoer s comment that men wearing white look like cooks, just mean that she has had narrow exposure. See any Navy men in dress whites, and Navy women too for that matter, and it will change your views. Actually that is a good point. The Navy women I have seen dressed in white, with a white SKIRT AND CAP look fabulous. >>Sigh<<

    I have attached an old photo of both make and female nurses in whites, and I like it. I could be persuaded to dress like that if I were not the only one.

    Cheers.

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