i am taking finals for my first semester next week so i am admittedly inexperienced. i am very curious about a post i read in the "eww white uniforms" thread, claiming that complaints were disrespectful to the "veteran" nurses. throughout my semester there has been a huge emphasis placed on the image of nursing. multiple lectures by different professor (all rns that went to school with the caps and all) have all stressed that the typical uniform creates a negative stigma on the profession. they all feel that the all whites dresses, shoes, caps, etc that they were forced to wear, all have a negative impact on the profession. is this not a commonly held belief? i'm curious because it's been such a theme in my program. in one class my professor put on her cap and paraded around to prove the point that it was absurd for a "professional" to wear such a thing.i also attended the california student nurses association convention, where this theme was heavily stressed as well.i would love to hear other views on this topic. i’m also curious if this opinion may differ between the different entry to practice routes that one takes to become an rn. my program is bsn.