Uniform Question -don't hate me! - page 2

Can someone tell me about the belt with the clasp that was/is worn with the nursing uniforms? Does it serve a purpose? Is it tradition & if so, what is the story behind it? Reason for asking, is... Read More

  1. by   donmurray
    Sorry moe! I searched for "nurses buckle"
  2. by   SKM-NURSIEPOOH
    oh thx mike...i was having a time with visualizing the belts & buckles. so i would think that the nsg buckle is synonymous with our nsg school pins? or do ya have them made apart from the school?

    and thx don for trying!

    cheers!
    moe
  3. by   Mike RGN
    Quote from skm-nursiepooh
    oh thx mike...i was having a time with visualizing the belts & buckles. so i would think that the nsg buckle is synonymous with our nsg school pins? or do ya have them made apart from the school?

    and thx don for trying!

    cheers!
    moe
    we also have training school pins which the school dishes out on qualification and remain one of the allowed adourment to uniforms.

    unless someone knows different, i not worn a uniform for a couple of years now.
  4. by   critcarenurse16
    Hello, I'm a US nurse and found this bit of nursing history interesting. Hope no one minds the intrusion. In my hospital a few years ago administration decided to celebrate nurses week (last week in April) by encouraging nurses to wear their old school uniforms. Many nurses doned their nursing 'capes' and caps. We had a long since retired nurse who came wearing a nursing uniform from the 1920's complete with long flowing skirt and 'apron' for lack of official term. She was in her mid 90's at the time and has since passed on. At her funeral the older nurses wore their nursing capes as a show of respect for this woman who dedicated her life to helping others. Do you have traditions like that as well? I would love to here your stories.
  5. by   Anrol
    Hi I'm a UK nurse and all the nurses (inc. myself) on my ward (CCU) wear a dress and belt with silver buckles. I am newly qualified and I find it looks so much smarter and particularly in our trust most nusrse are seen wearing the dress and buckle.
  6. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Can anyone provide a link to a pic of a UK nurse uniform? Dress with belt, and also the pants and tunic. Are the pants and tunic anything like the scrubs we wear here in the US?
  7. by   Mike RGN
    Quote from Betty_SPN_KS
    Can anyone provide a link to a pic of a UK nurse uniform? Dress with belt, and also the pants and tunic. Are the pants and tunic anything like the scrubs we wear here in the US?
    try this

    http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=...-8&sa=N&tab=wi
  8. by   Betty_SPN_KS

    Thank you, Mike. I notice many have stripes on the sleeves and collar.
    Last edit by Betty_SPN_KS on May 23, '04
  9. by   Mike RGN
    Quote from Betty_SPN_KS
    Thank you, Mike. I notice many have stripes on the sleeves and collar.

    Never sure what these means in different hospitals, where I work
    Blue = Registered Nurse
    Green = Enrolled Nurse
    Brown = Nursing Assistant

    In my day (oh I feeling old) students use to have stripes on the hats
    1 = 1st year
    2 2nd year
    3 3rd year
  10. by   Chunter
    There are no enrolled nurses anymore, there is level one and level two registred nurses, in our department everyone is a staff nurse, no distinction, other than the sisters wear navy, although we are looking into scrubs for the whole department, much cooler and easier to wear.
    sorry to 'nit-pick'
  11. by   Chunter
    although, mike, the rest of the hospital do wear the blue, green and yellow, as you well know, time for a change i think.
  12. by   Mike RGN
    Quote from Chunter
    There are no enrolled nurses anymore, there is level one and level two registred nurses, in our department everyone is a staff nurse, no distinction, other than the sisters wear navy, although we are looking into scrubs for the whole department, much cooler and easier to wear.
    sorry to 'nit-pick'
    Rightly said, but i not sure about scrubs unless they identify staff clearly their roles, thinking this from the patients perpective.
  13. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Quote from Chunter
    There are no enrolled nurses anymore, there is level one and level two registred nurses, in our department everyone is a staff nurse, no distinction, other than the sisters wear navy, although we are looking into scrubs for the whole department, much cooler and easier to wear.
    sorry to 'nit-pick'
    Again, please enlighten this American, if you would. What is the difference between the level one and level two registered nurses?

    By the way, scrubs are quite comfortable. Some even use their old ones for pajamas. However, some object to what might be embedded in the fibers of the fabric.

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