If nursing caps looked decent, would you wear one? - page 8

My school never issued nursing caps to us, only pins. Whenever I see old pictures of nurses wearing their caps I have this urge to want to find one for myself, if of course it looked decent. ... Read More

  1. by   Miriam57RN
    I say yes, as everyone including ancillary and clerical staff wear scrubs nowadays, blurring the lines of identification. Staff in doctor's offices wear white uniforms or scrubs (my 73 y.o. mother says things like, "the nurses in the doctor's office said such & such..." and I ask... "are you sure they are nurses?" and she says "well, they are all in white". My husband is also an RN and thinks health care facilities do this on purpose to give the illusion that there is more "health care staff" around than there really is.

    Is it true (as I think I remember reading somewhere here) that RN's in the UK where white tops and navy bottoms? I like that idea also. There should be a way for patients to know who is who besides straining to read an ID badge, if it's even right side up.
  2. by   NursingAgainstdaOdds
    I'd totally wear one, but I'm in the wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy minority. Personally I think going back to the cap w/ a uniform would do a lot for our professional image.

    At the very least I wouldn't have to see any of my co-workers show-up in Eeyore scrubs.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Only if i could put one of those biker helmet stickers on it that says "well today was a total waste of makeup."
  4. by   dfurbee
    No way!! Why should we look like maids? Some of the patients think we are anyway, so why push the issue?
  5. by   KrisRNwannabe
    not in a million years. NEVER!!! I don't need a hat to make me feel like a nurse. I have a degree, license, and name badge that all say I am and that is good enough for me!
    Kris
  6. by   suzy253
    I have a lovely nursing cap but I won't wear it because of infection control and it wouldn't look too good with my scrubs.
  7. by   rn/writer
    When caps were the norm, women were stuck wearing them and men, as the "new kids" on the block (and people who would look silly in the starched white hat anyway) didn't have to. Now that there are more men and any change would be evaluated by how it affected everyone, it would cause a huge ruckus to bring back the typical nursing cap for women and, once again, leave the men exempt. Unless we required men to wear the annoying things as well, and then "ruckus" wouldn't be a big enough word to describe what might well take place.

    We could use Eric's suggestion and use baseball-type caps for all. Or we could just let the issue die a sweet and peaceful death and realize that very few careers require the constant wearing of a cap. I have better things to do with my brain than to strain it trying to figure out how to keep the thing neat, clean, and perched on my head.
  8. by   SaraO'Hara
    I'd like to wear one, but I'm headed to LTC when I graduate. Pt response would be good.
  9. by   teeituptom
    I know one nurse who wears her whites and her nursing cap

    I respect her greatly
  10. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I might wear one if it helped keep my hair controlled...

    I'm not sure I like the ballcap idea, too casual.

    And males could wear caps as well--make them like the whitecaps the sailors wear! Very male, very dashing.

    OK, just kidding.....
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
    I might wear one if it helped keep my hair controlled...

    I'm not sure I like the ballcap idea, too casual.

    And males could wear caps as well--make them like the whitecaps the sailors wear! Very male, very dashing.

    OK, just kidding.....
    Do sailors still wear those

    they did when I was in, back in my Corpsman days
  12. by   danigrl034
    YUk to hats! No thanks.. no way.
  13. by   NursesRmofun
    Didn't get a chance to take the poll....but No way would be my answer. I say, "Why?" LOL

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