No, Caps Are Not Totally Gone - page 2

by DoGoodThenGo | 31,684 Views | 176 Comments

Nurse proudly wears the cap that defines her profession If you've visited McKay-Dee Hospital, there's good chance you've seen nurse Linda MacPherson. There are a lot of nurses at the hospital in Ogden, though, so what... Read More


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    Not for nothing but, felt that was one of the most spot on and informative nursing related articles put up in quite some time. We need more of them I say!
    HazelLPN and kcochrane like this.
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    I agree with her statement regarding the general public--not being able to tell everyone apart, quite confusing for the patient and family. Often the patient will assume that the "nurse" is the aide if not informed verbally. How about we hang around our necks gaudy fat chains with our said school dangling from them. We could introduce ourselves by stating: "Whatsup homey?! I'll be your nurse, for real. You in pain? Want some drugs, Fool?"
    Teacup Pom and redhead_NURSE98! like this.
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    I didn't get a cap or a stripe. And I want one.
    HazelLPN, nursel56, and CaLLaCoDe like this.
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    Up here, you can tell where an LPN was educated by the colour on her cap. Mine has two dusty rose velvet stripes (Alberta) I've seen aquamarine and a soft green (British Columbia and Ontario, I think)
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    we all graduated in our whites and a cap...
    the cap, i believe, was circa 1900-1910.

    i love my whites.

    leslie
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I didn't get a cap or a stripe. And I want one.
    Oh girl if it means that much to you!

    Will see what is in my old bedroom closet back at my parent's house. Failing that am sure lots of friends still have theirs chucked into some closet somewhere.

    Whatdoya want? St. Vincent's (no stripe), College of Staten Island (stripe), Wagner College (stripe), maybe even can scrounge up a Hunter-Bellevue (stripe). Choice is yours, knock yourself out!
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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Oh girl if it means that much to you!

    Will see what is in my old bedroom closet back at my parent's house. Failing that am sure lots of friends still have theirs chucked into some closet somewhere.

    Whatdoya want? St. Vincent's (no stripe), College of Staten Island (stripe), Wagner College (stripe), maybe even can scrounge up a Hunter-Bellevue (stripe). Choice is yours, knock yourself out!
    YOU'RE FROM STATEN ISLAND! SO AM I!

    HUNTER! That's where I started college in 1971, back when the earth was still cooling!

    THANK YOU!
    Teacup Pom and Fiona59 like this.
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    I didn't get a cap or a stripe. And I want one.

    I'll gladly give you mine, I hated it, I was already 5'8" and it added another 4" - it made me look like the flying nun. It was really hard to work in as I was constantly getting it caught in something.

    I do remember going for lunch break with a sea of nursing caps it was fun to learn about where they all went to school as each school's were different and there were some real hum dingers.
    HazelLPN, RetRN77, nursel56, and 3 others like this.
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    No one can be taken seriously as a health care professional if they are wearing something on their head that looks like a cupcake holder.
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    Seriously. Only when men started becoming nurses were we permitted to stop dressing like nuns. Now RNs are supposed to start dressing like Student Nurses/orderlies again, go figure.
    apocatastasis and DogWmn like this.


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