Forced wearing of nursing cap. - page 19

I'm a senior registered nursing student and our school has a pinning ceremony to mark the completion of our program. Our class contains about 20% men, equal split of black and white in both... Read More

  1. Visit  Mimi2bRN profile page
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    I am really pulling up a chair on this discussion, but really have a strong opinion so wanted to contribute. I have been an LPN for 38 years now; I graduated from PN school in 1974. Everyone was still wearing nurse's caps, including at work- not just for pictures. I even graduated before they began being able to wear pan uniforms (which was a real curse, trust me!) Nursing caps catch on everything when you are caring for patients with multiple lines and wires attached, heavy equipment overhead like trapeze bars, and monitors hung above a bed. There are dress codes to address keeping hair need and out of what you are doing with patients. Since the wearing of caps is pretty much extinct in the workplace, I do not see why one should be made to wear them for the pinning ceremony. It just doesn't signify anymore. Plus, to me, the cap has always been a symbol of servitude, not caring. Nurses are more than servants, and I believe we should avoid all symbols which would agree with that view. I'm in school now, almost finished. I wouldn't mind a pinning ceremony, that is a matter of pride and nurses do still wear their school pins. I very much doubt that I will go to any ceremony, though, as I will have plenty of expenses, am working on a strict time table (under a lot of pressure to get done) and won't wait for a ceremony. I am >50 years old, and don't need that to know I have an Associate's Degree. I hope I haven't sounded too hard-line, I just do by now have strong feelings about the nursing cap, etc. Hope this gives someone a new point of view.
  2. Visit  crossfitnurse profile page
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    Is this really happening? This is really a thread?... Sorry but just graduate and go about your biz. Isn't there bigger fish to fry?
  3. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from Esme12

    ps.... technically, nursing began as a practice reserved for men. The first nursing school was established in India in about 250 B.C., and only men were permitted to attend because men were viewed to be more pure than women.
    Then if we're going with "tradition," instead of making only women wear a cap, we should not allow the women to attend at all.

    Is that ok with those who are arguing to stick with the tradition?

    There are lots of things that are traditional, and need to end. If it's sexist, I don't care how "traditional" it is, it's STILL SEXIST and needs to stop.
  4. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    Quote from Jessatkinson86
    Is this really happening? This is really a thread?... Sorry but just graduate and go about your biz. Isn't there bigger fish to fry?
    Praise!
  5. Visit  stephanie. profile page
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    If you're complaining about wearing a cap to a ceremony because it isnt fair- I can only imagine what you'll complain about once you start working.
    HazelLPN, weemsp, Szasz_is_Right, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  crossfitnurse profile page
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    I really don't get why this thread is 16 pages long... Can someone explain this!?... It's kinda driving me crazy.
    Maybe there's a link to that and people not doing well in nursing school... LOL cause we care too much about the small stuff and don't see the bigger picture. Hate me all you wanna, but really. All this over a HAT?... And that's sexist?...
    I'm confused.
    YOU signed up for the gig. Should of asked about hats before you applied. Lol.

    Does this thread make anyone else want a beer?
  7. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    Quote from Jessatkinson86
    I really don't get why this thread is 16 pages long... Can someone explain this!?... It's kinda driving me crazy.
    Maybe there's a link to that and people not doing well in nursing school... LOL cause we care too much about the small stuff and don't see the bigger picture. Hate me all you wanna, but really. All this over a HAT?... And that's sexist?...
    I'm confused.
    YOU signed up for the gig. Should of asked about hats before you applied. Lol.

    Does this thread make anyone else want a beer?
    Praise again!
  8. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from Jessatkinson86
    All this over a HAT?... And that's sexist?...
    Just because it may not be something you deem worth fighting over, it IS sexist. If applies to only one gender. That would be sexist.

    Besides, if it's not a big deal to wear the hat, then why not make the men wear the hat too?
    joanna73 likes this.
  9. Visit  MereSanity profile page
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    Some idiot brought about legal action and at my school we weren't allowed to wear our caps to graduation. First class that was told they wouldn't attend the ceremony if try came with a cap. Grow up already. Would have loved to wear it just because it is a part of our (nursing) history.
    HazelLPN and Szasz_is_Right like this.
  10. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    Quote from wooh

    Just because it may not be something you deem worth fighting over, it IS sexist. If applies to only one gender. That would be sexist.

    Besides, if it's not a big deal to wear the hat, then why not make the men wear the hat too?
    So because a female has to use Maxxi Pads (and the like products) and I don't, it's sexist????

    Because according to your logic that's what your suggesting.
    Last edit by PatMac10,RN on Apr 29, '13
  11. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    The maxi pad analogy is not very sound.
    Females wear maxi pads or tampons because we have no control over the fact that menstruation is messy.

    However, as nurses, men and women, we are involved in the same profession. Likewise, it IS sexist to demand that women don the cap. There should be a choice.
  12. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    Quote from joanna73
    The maxi pad analogy is not very sound.
    Females wear maxi pads or tampons because we have no control over the fact that menstruation is messy.

    However, as nurses, men and women, we are involved in the same profession. Likewise, it IS sexist to demand that women don the cap. There should be a choice.
    Ok........ If its something that is not like then don't do it, don't go to a school that does the tradition, or don't go to the pinning. Simple as that.

    Why is it that's led have to have a female staffer in the room when doing "intimate" assessments and procedures with a female client, yet female nurses, for the most part, don't have to have a male in the room when they are doing "intimate" assessments and procedures on males??????

    Do you see a whole bunch of people making a big "to do" about it???? No, most just carry in bc there a too many other Important issues to phase than to complain about tradition that was never meant as derogatory.
  13. Visit  crossfitnurse profile page
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    If its not one issue it's another... Do you guys have like... Passions or is this something that's a REAL issue?
    *remember this when you all go to work in a hospital. Is it REALLY worth an argument?

    This is dumb.


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