If nursing caps looked decent, would you wear one? - page 4

My school never issued nursing caps to us, only pins. Whenever I see old pictures of nurses wearing their caps I have this urge to want to find one for myself, if of course it looked decent. ... Read More

  1. by   Teshiee
    Nadda naada naaaaaada. I hate white dresses why on earth would one subject themselves yeck never!
  2. by   aimeee
    Never had one and I am sure that it would be really a pain to keep on my head, what with straight short hair.
  3. by   nightingale
    :roll :roll Nah.... :roll :roll

    For a very long time I longed to have a cap. I graduated 4 years ago and we received a pin only. Then, I worked in the real world and the fantasies changed.

    Wearing a hat would be SO impracticle. I could just see me getting tangled up in all kinds of things!

    I saw, in an antique store, a 30-50's white uniform with sewn on red cross, blue cape, and a nurse hat (selling for $ 70.00). Now maybe for Halloween or something... but not in todays' work like aoggo, rush around like a maniac, and charting charting charting environment... nah...

  4. by   futrnurse
    We had to wear nursing caps all the way through nursing school and I just graduated in May......The new class now doesn't have to wear them but we have a very dorky white uniform with the ugliest green apron you ever saw.....STUPID looking we looked very dumb compared to all the other colleges... i would not wear a hat
  5. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    I just graduated from a catholic nursing program and I had to wear a hat for graduation, and the amount of trouble I had putting it on then and keeping it on......nah, I could never imagine having to wear one all day, and everyday that I will be working.........
  6. by   night owl
    Well the pole is closed, so I can't vote. BUT, would I wear a cap if it looked decent? A definate "NO WAY!" Hate hats of any kind.
    <--- Me without a cap!
  7. by   nu one
    Had to wear one during college in our clinicals. And had to wear one again on my first job. Wearing caps can give you that dignified feeling. However, it is just not practical...Just think of all those istances when your cap gets snagged on an IV line or on an O2 line. And imagine having your cap fall off your head just when you are wiping a patient's b**t!!!! So, NO I won't ever wear cap again...
  8. by   mark_LD_RN
    hell no! not ever. why would anyone want to wear one?
  9. by   RNConnieF
    I had one for LPN but my RN stressed the "college grad" thing and not only didn't have a cap we didn't have a pinning ceramony! I can deal without the cap, but not to pin a new nurse? Get with it.
  10. by   RyanRN
    Absolutely, positively, unequivacally, with a doubt NO!
  11. by   adrienurse
    Never had a cap, not even at graduation. I wouldn't be going around wearing my mortarboard either. I refuse to do things just because they are traditional.

    The history of that cap was the fact that the nurse was there to serve without question (idea was related to the millitary as well as the practice of making "the help" wear caps in order do signify their rank and position). This has little or nothing to do with what nursing is today.
  12. by   live4today
    I would proudly wear a nursing cap with the right salary and benefit package attached to the job.
  13. by   JailRN
    wore one when I graduated in 1973, you could tell what school a nurse webt to by her cap. We didn't have male nurses then, Now my husband is in nursing school. They were cleaned every so often, never often enough, you had to take them to the chinese laundry, when you did it yourself, it caused your cap to look worse than if you hadn't touched it. I'm glad they're gone-but I do still wear my cape'thry're cool