Forced to wear nurses' hat - page 2

Every Sunday when we serve we have to wear all white with the nurses' cap. Everyone on the nurses ministry hate wearing the hat for obvious reasons( falls off, gets dirty, ugly). I liked the hate... Read More

  1. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Good for you!!
  2. Visit  Msmedic68w profile page
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    Hmmm, well I could see the use of a hat. When service was in session everyone would know where to find you. But I am sure just wearing different color scrubs would suffice. Not sure if you're catholic but maybe wearing a St. Agatha (patron saint of nurses) would suffice? All those wearing the pin must be RNs. The hat is terribly old fashioned, honestly I would have trouble taking you seriously wearing that thing. Which may be something to bring up at the meeting. That's like a doctor wearing one of those headbands with the mirrors (Otolaryngologist's Mirror) there's no way I could have a serious conversation with him/her until he took it off....
    aTOMicTom, Oldest&Ugliest, RNitis, and 2 others like this.
  3. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    So what do you do when the BON says wearing hats are not allowed if you are not a RN and LPN but the lead nurse continues to purse this?
  4. Visit  Not_A_Hat_Person profile page
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    Non-nurses giving meds and wearing nursing caps could cause serious legal problems for the church. If the lead nurse doesn't want to change things, perhaps the head pastor will. I doubt they want to see church members end up in the news for impersonating nurses.
  5. Visit  suzycap profile page
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    Hope you have Good Samaritan law in your state.
    Julianna55 likes this.
  6. Visit  Oldest&Ugliest profile page
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    Seriously whacked! Where would you even get one? Nursing antique store?
  7. Visit  FransBevy profile page
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    This is absurd. Most hospitals don't even allow nursing caps because they're just plain unsanitary. I think there are serious liability issues at stake here so I'd think twice before blowing my nursing license here.
  8. Visit  aTOMicTom profile page
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    I guess there aren't any guys on the team, huh? That'd be precious!

    I have never heard of a church needing first responders (that's what it sounds like your team is providing) standing by during service. Is your church near a retirement community? Do you do the snake-handling thing?

    Good luck, remember God does have a sense of humor, he invented the duck-billed platypus!
    toomuchbaloney and Squad51KMG365 like this.
  9. Visit  Orca profile page
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    Quote from aTOMicTom
    I guess there aren't any guys on the team, huh? That'd be precious!
    My school did away with caps for women two or three years before I went through school. My school's caps were hideous. I'm glad that my female classmates didn't have to endure that. I went to a striping ceremony once while they still wore caps, and the guys just got lapel pins that looked like black lieutenant bars.
  10. Visit  Squad51KMG365 profile page
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    Quote from aTOMicTom
    I guess there aren't any guys on the team, huh? That'd be precious!

    I have never heard of a church needing first responders (that's what it sounds like your team is providing) standing by during service. Is your church near a retirement community? Do you do the snake-handling thing?

    Good luck, remember God does have a sense of humor, he invented the duck-billed platypus!
    Snake handling? Tooo funny! Seriously, I've been at a church with quite a few elderly members and one dragged an oxygen tank behind her...bless their hearts. Apparently EMS would sometimes be called and they would quietly take someone out of church, and the service never missed a beat.
  11. Visit  jeastridge profile page
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    I'm sorry but I can hardly believe that anyone still wears a nurse's cap, let alone a parish nurse. May God bless you with lots of patience!
    tnbutterfly likes this.
  12. Visit  toomuchbaloney profile page
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    Quote from prnqday
    So what do you do when the BON says wearing hats are not allowed if you are not a RN and LPN but the lead nurse continues to purse this?
    I pray about it and then tell the lead "nurse" that I cannot break the law or participate in something which has no clear purpose but may put people at odds with the law.

    It sounds to me like the leadership needs some prayer and correction. A small dose of humility might well improve that ministry. Until then, I would spend some time in prayer to find my peace with God and then I would walk away from that "ministry" until they came into alignment with the laws that govern my practice as an RN and just plain common sense. The cap requirement suggests that the leadership is stuck in some unnecessary devotion to stuff that is meaningless (to me). Their unwillingness to step away when presented with sound argument makes me worry about what other silly and baseless stuff they require of their congregants.

    Good luck.
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  13. Visit  cockadoodie profile page
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    I remember wearing my cap! The men would be so courtly opening doors and smiling at me. LOL, maybe I should get a new cap and wear it while I run errands before work, its great to be able to be allowed first in line at the check out counter !
    Last edit by cockadoodie on Jun 17 : Reason: grammer


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