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Do nursing students still wear caps?

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by carilyn carilyn (Member) Member

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I found out yesterday that we wear caps. I thought those were obsolete. I thought they carried germs in and out of the hospital so nurses stopped wearing. Any other schools wear caps?

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ZooMommyRN has 9 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ER, Peds ER-CPEN.

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We wear caps, first year RN and LPN students get them at a capping ceremony in Jan each year, the LPN's are bigger than ours but they keep the orange stripe and we get a black stripe for 2nd year

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Thedreamer has 4 years experience and specializes in PCU/Hospice/Oncology.

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Id die if i had to wear a cap :X

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Ms Kylee has 4 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, Hospice.

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No caps for my class, but we do get one to wear for our graduation picture.

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i think that is would be discriminatory if they had caps for female and not for male

caps are nasty ugly little things

Yes, this would be discriminatory. I know there will be male students but I don't think I will be starting any trouble about it. LOL

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i think that is would be discriminatory if they had caps for female and not for male

caps are nasty ugly little things

I disagree. It's no more discriminatory than in certain professions, some companies require women to wear skirts and men to wear pants...and the military has been doing it for Y-E-A-R-S.

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Wow, I didnt know anyone wore caps anymore--we just wear them for our grad picture--not even for actual graduation/pinning!

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I disagree. It's no more discriminatory than in certain professions, some companies require women to wear skirts and men to wear pants...and the military has been doing it for Y-E-A-R-S.

I'm curious: what companies in what professions would require women to wear skirts? Obviously men ARE required to wear pants, as this is our culture's custom. I suppose an argument could be made for wearing traditional kilts, but let's not go there. What business REQUIRES women to wear a skirt nowadays?

Are you speaking of military dress uniforms? Where both the men and women have caps/hats?

Not quite the same as requiring ONLY females of a certain profession--and a private sector one at that--to wear an unnecessary accessory. As a modern cap obviously is: it's decorative only in this time, serving no functional purpose.

I don't think we can look to the military, either, as a model of what is and is not discriminatory.

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