Nursing caps required at your job? - page 2

:o Are there still places that require nurses to wear nursing caps while they are at work? When I use to live in Wheeling,West Virginia I was told that nurses at the nursing home were required to... Read More

  1. by   Undecided7
    Where I got my BSN we got pins but I don't think caps were even an option. Do schools even make them anymore??
  2. by   Katnip
    Some schools still do. It depends on the style. Mine school does not because it requires special tools to make the proper flutings and ruffles.
  3. by   kathc
    I don't know of any workplaces in the Rochester, NY area that require caps. BUT I just graduated December '04 and we were required to wear them for our clinicals at the hospital. I think they still require it since I heard some students grumbling about them the other day (they do LTC clinicals at my workplace).
  4. by   fluffwad
    There are a lot of nursing homes where the nurses wear all white still, but very few that still require caps. I haven't worn a cap since 1990, and that was in some LTC that was stuck back in the 1970s.

    I don't like white uniforms and if someone in admin ever got the bright idea that it might be nice to have the nurses in caps again I figured I'd get a doily and go look for another job.

    My school's cap was this ridiculous cut off cone with pleats up the front. I tossed that right after graduation and got the 'generic' nurses cap. Got rid of the generic model after I quit the 'stuck in the dark ages' LTC
  5. by   SFCardiacRN
    I don't know of any workplaces in the Rochester, NY area that require caps. BUT I just graduated December '04 and we were required to wear them for our clinicals at the hospital. I think they still require it since I heard some students grumbling about them the other day (they do LTC clinicals at my workplace).
    Men too?
  6. by   Aneroo
    We do not. I have seen a few nurses wearing the caps, but they are usually of a different culture.
    For nsg graduation (last year), we wore caps when we got pinned. It was nice to have the pics. When I was leaving for the ceremony, my neighbor was leaving for work (he was a TICU nurse)- he knew exactly where I was going. lol
    During nsg school clinicals, we wore a very traditional uniform. It was all white, with a pinafore (spelling). You ahd the option to wear pants or a skirt/dress. Those who wore the skirt/dress always looked so professional, but I don't see my big butt wearing pantyhose all day long. The patients enjoyed it, esp the older ones. And our nursing students always stood out!
  7. by   clee1
    Quote from SFCardiacRN
    Men too?
    I can tell you this: my school/facility will play Hades getting ME into one of this silly-looking anacronisms.

    According to my instructors, the "good ole days".... weren't.
  8. by   TypicalFish
    Quote from orrnlori
    We have one nurse in our large hospital that still wears the white starched dress, white stockings, real nurses shoes (not tennis shoes) a pink sweater over her shoulders, a page-boy hair cut and the little cap. I always magically transport back in time 25 years when I see her. She always looks neat as a pin. No, I don't want to give up my scrubs and walkers but boy, she really does look neat and professional. I would guess her a 50. Everywhere she goes, people look at her. I just find it very interesting. I think she works in the urology offices, she's not a floor/unit nurse.

    When we took our pictures for the graduate collage, we voted to wear a cap in the pictures. We had one cap and it was passed from person to person during the shoot. I'm still very proud of my picture with my cap and pin.
    We have a resource nurse who sounds exactly like the person you describe; she actualy brings her nursing cap in to work in a little clear hatbox with a handle; she always has startched whites on, white stockings and white nursing shoes-they look like the old Clinic shoes-she wears a neat short pageboy, and does have the little sweater over her shoulders. It's pretty cool to see her walking around, and all the docs treat her quite respectfully, although I think some of the new young docs, don't quite know what to make of her......
  9. by   BamaBound2bRN
    Quote from tmiller027
    I wonder what people will do when I become a nurse if I wear a nursing cap? LMAO

    sorry, I'm in a smartass mood tonight.

    Tim

    Well, Mr. Timothy- I think you would look smashing in a cap and pin- oh and don't forget the white dress and stockings.
  10. by   lector
    Im a junior male student nurse, my co-duty mates is proud of wearing them....we are very traditional here in the phil. and to pair the cap we guys do wear our nursing badges.....we did a capping and badging investiture and we do always wear them when we go on duty.....caps and pins do symbolize us nurses...be proud when u do wear them....
  11. by   MayBoo
    Nursing has changed a great deal.

    I remember an older nurse shareing these experiences with me.

    I nurse had to stand when a doctor entered the room
    The nurse did not speak to a doctor unless spoken to
    A nurse wore all white, cap, hose, dress and no pants. And she wore a slip.
    The nurses made the doctors breakfast in the morning and served it
    The bedpan was silver metal and carried down the hall with a towel over it to be cleaned by the nurse in a special room
    There were only a few blood pressure machines in on the floor and it was wheeled to the patients room
    The beds had to be made so they looked the best from the door
    All the food was made homemade in the hospital
    All the laundry was washed in the hospital
    There was no air conditioning and nurses had to bring an extra uniform to change to mid-day from the heat

    This was really not that long ago.

    Nursing has changed so very much
  12. by   Flightline
    I like the traditional male uniform with the zip up shirt. That's what I wore in nursing school, but now I go for the scrubs and I tuck the shirt in. It seems to go better with the ICU image. And if you don't keep the traditional uniform ironed, it looks like crap.
  13. by   Flightline
    Quote from MayBoo
    Nursing has changed a great deal.

    I remember an older nurse shareing these experiences with me.

    I nurse had to stand when a doctor entered the room
    The nurse did not speak to a doctor unless spoken to
    A nurse wore all white, cap, hose, dress and no pants. And she wore a slip.
    The nurses made the doctors breakfast in the morning and served it
    The bedpan was silver metal and carried down the hall with a towel over it to be cleaned by the nurse in a special room
    There were only a few blood pressure machines in on the floor and it was wheeled to the patients room
    The beds had to be made so they looked the best from the door
    All the food was made homemade in the hospital
    All the laundry was washed in the hospital
    There was no air conditioning and nurses had to bring an extra uniform to change to mid-day from the heat

    This was really not that long ago.

    Nursing has changed so very much
    Wow! As a modern male nurse, I've never understood the servility of nurses to MDs, but I guess it wasn't that long ago when females, in general felt servile to males. Now we have women's rights--which I support more than most women I know--and a whole lot of porn. Go figure. Some things never change.:icon_roll

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