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Early Fashion...remember this?

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Specializes in Maternity.

Circa. 1970's. Crusty Old Bats!!

RNIBCLC

Specializes in Maternity.

Note the sexy pose in second pic....lol

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Yeah, but those gapped front teeth are all the rage now.

Cheyenne RN,BSHS

Specializes in Med Surg, ICU, Infection, Home Health, and LTC. Has 35 years experience.

I heard that people with a gap between their two front teeth were descended royalty and blessed.

RNIBCLC

Specializes in Maternity.

Yeah, but those gapped front teeth are all the rage now.

I had gapped front teeth...it's a very strong family gene. Thankfully, my parents had it clipped and I can longer spit through them. Just call me "Your Highness".

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Which one are you in that group pic? (Send me a PM if you wish to remain anon. I'll send you my graduate pic. ;) )

RNIBCLC

Specializes in Maternity.

Which one are you in that group pic? (Send me a PM if you wish to remain anon. I'll send you my graduate pic. ;) )

I'm not in any of the pictures...in fact I don't know any of those people. I just like the fashion: tongue in cheek...

sharpeimom

Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience.

Crusty ol' bat here. I graduated in the 1970's too. I worked in orthopedics and kept knocking my cap off whenever I had a patient in traction. A couple of times, my cap hit the traction frame and landed in a loaded bedpan.:yuck: So much for grace and charm!

abbnurse

Has 29 years experience.

Note the sexy pose in second pic....lol

:D I thought exactly the same thing as soon as I saw her picture! Girlfriend has got it goin' on!

Random side comment....your avatar is beautiful, RNIBCLC !

RNIBCLC

Specializes in Maternity.

:D I thought exactly the same thing as soon as I saw her picture! Girlfriend has got it goin' on!

Random side comment....your avatar is beautiful, RNIBCLC !

Thanks!!!

RNIBCLC

Specializes in Maternity.

Crusty ol' bat here. I graduated in the 1970's too. I worked in orthopedics and kept knocking my cap off whenever I had a patient in traction. A couple of times, my cap hit the traction frame and landed in a loaded bedpan.:yuck: So much for grace and charm!

Yuck!

applewhitern, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 30 years experience.

I wore this type of garb in the late 80's. My white cap had a thick black velvet ribbon and two little gold RN pins. I threw my cap away, to my regret, because it turned bright yellow from all the cigarette smoke floating in the breakroom, back when nurses could smoke at work. I was so proud of that dang thing!

Christy1019, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma/Critical Care Nursing. Has 11 years experience.

Just out of curiosity, how did one wash their cap if it got soiled? And were you able to get a new one if it got ruined?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

You could buy a new one with your school.....and they could be dry cleaned

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Does anyone know if there's a company that cleans/restores nursing caps that have yellowed? I would really like to spruce mine up and then put it in a display box. I did do a google search, but I couldn't find anything. My school closed nearly 20 years ago, so I can't get another, and besides, a new one would have the sentimental feel of the old one.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

Does anyone know if there's a company that cleans/restores nursing caps that have yellowed? I would really like to spruce mine up and then put it in a display box. I did do a google search, but I couldn't find anything. My school closed nearly 20 years ago, so I can't get another, and besides, a new one would have the sentimental feel of the old one.

I would think that any place that restores old wedding gowns and things of that nature could also do a nursing cap. Might be worth a shot.

Crusty ol' bat here. I graduated in the 1970's too. I worked in orthopedics and kept knocking my cap off whenever I had a patient in traction. A couple of times, my cap hit the traction frame and landed in a loaded bedpan.:yuck: So much for grace and charm!

I graduated in the early '80s and started my career in real "whites," including including white hose and my cap. I never had any problems with the cap when I worked in orthopedics. My cap was, fortunately, fairly small and sat close to the head; maybe your cap was one of the big, clumsy ones.

Just out of curiosity, how did one wash their cap if it got soiled? And were you able to get a new one if it got ruined?

Every nursing cap, regardless of the specific design, can be unfolded into a flat piece of fabric. The simpler designs can simply be unfolded, laundered, ironed/starched, and folded and secured back into shape. Lots of nurses used to clean their own caps. For the ones that are too elaborate in design to be easily disassembled for cleaning, most hospitals used to hve at least one drycleaner in town that was familiar with dealing with the nursing caps that were common in that community (I'm sure that's not the case any more, since caps have, sadly, become so rare).