So the giant name tags with the letters RN don't mean anything? In reality, the only people this will help are other hospital employees who will know which department wears what color. Most patients will think any female wearing scrubs
or a uniform is a "nurse", and any male wearing one is a "doctor".
Now nurses and school lunch ladies will all be dressed in white. We will all look so professional in all white.
As far as the comment...."what would a heart patient think if I came in wearing Sponge Bob?" I think he would just hope I had some morphine for pain and knew what to do in an emergency. I think this whole uniform thing is a crock. Hospitals are using this as an excuse not to hire enough nurses. HUMMMMM, the patients are unhappy and are not receiving adequate care....could it be we don't have enough nurses to do the work??, NAHHHH, it's because the patients don't know who works here. Oh well.....