Celebrating Nurses: What Happened to the Cap? - page 2

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Enjoy this Medcape Nurses 2013 Nurse Week Special Celebrating Nurses: What Happened to the Cap? Part 1: Dignity and Dedication The 'captivating' early history of the nurse's cap is illustrated in this slideshow... Read More


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    I blame it on the 70s. When I left Nursing school in '65,to get married, have 2 kids...Caps were IN. When I returned to University to finish school (1973) skirts were up to yonder, no slips heck no bra required. Only had to buy one wash and wear uniform, instead of the 6 starch and iron ones from before... and the director actually said... if you want a cap go to XXXX uniform shop and pick out one you like. No school cap, no ribbon, just pick. So I got a catalog from Kay's Caps and picked one I liked (more to choose from). I put it in a display case with my pin, my original license and the ticket for my family to see me graduate in a sea of black gowns and mortarboards. No white dress,no cap.
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    Well the first group of nurses in the "Profession" were prostitutes. Maybe we should also incorporate fishnet stockings as well. It seems more appropriate. lol

    I want to implement the use of a tactical vest for male RNs. I think it looks much more professional and utilitarian.
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    Mine is long gone, but, my patients still see it when I greet them with a smile and my name." I am your nurse"
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    Quote from suzycap
    Mine is long gone, but, my patients still see it when I greet them with a smile and my name." I am your nurse"
    thanks for sharing. this is so nice. simple yet effective
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    It's sad but when I go out to eat I think that the average waiter uniform looks more professional than scrubs to me. I think the main thing that looks unprofessional to me is the lack of collars on most uniforms.


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