I have read with interest the thread about going back to white caps and uniforms.
I would like you for a minute, to put yourself in "patient" mode and write your thoughts on what makes a nurse. If you feel like it, you could even ask some of your patients. I think that it would be interesting to see nursing from a patient's point of view as they see nursing now.
I don't think the clothes make the nurse-it's an attitude. I choice to wear professional clothing (usually a white/colored top over white pants)-to be easily identified as a nurse by anyone who might need one-be it a resident or family member. Besides- with a stethoscope around my neck half the day, it's hard to be mistaken for a housekeeper!
Last edit by jenac on Aug 22, '03