If nursing caps looked decent, would you wear one?

  1. 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.

    Think about it...most nurses haven't worn them since the 70's, but it stands strong as a symbol of what we do and who we are.
    I would definitely wear one, but I'm the least likely to start a trend.
  2. Poll: If nursing caps looked decent, would you wear one?

    • Definitely!

      13.43% 9
    • Maybe, if other people did.

      16.42% 11
    • No way!

      70.15% 47
    67 Votes
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  4. by   ageless
    I worn one at one time and I would not go back to it. They slide around at the worst possible time and carry a multitude of germs.
  5. by   Hardknox
    Last time I wore one the overhead trapeze knocked it off and it fell into the bedpan I was removing from under a patient. NEVER will I wear that demeaning contraption again--even if it meant being fired.
    Nope, I don't look good in hats.

  7. by   fergus51
    There is no way to make one of those caps look good. I don't like anything impractical. Besides, think of male nurses who are balding! What would they do?
  8. by   live4today
    When I graduated from college in the Spring of 1987, nurses were still wearing their nursing caps where I was from in Ohio.
    I wore my hat with pride, but the day it became obsolete, I stopped wearing it. I didn't mind one bit wearing my FULL NURSING UNIFORM! I sweated blood drops and shed lots of tears to be able to earn the privilege of wearing my FULL NURSING UNIFORM, and I wouldn't have a problem donning one today. I was proud to wear my nursing hat with the red stripes around it showing that I had achieved my goal as a registered nurse. There was no shame in my game, and never would feel any if I had to wear one again!
  9. by   caroladybelle
    I have very thin fine hair - I could pin it on with 4000 hair pins and it still wouldn't stay on - my nursing instructors gave up after nursing 1.
  10. by   l.rae
    i hate them! had one of those small tv's on a pole whap me in the head once and tore off my cap....and the pt. lol at me...well i did too when i re-gained conciousness! i posted the story about my cap falling over my face (do you remember your 1st im inj?}, during my very 1st im inj, right there with the needle sticking in the pt's a$$! no no no a thousand times no! lr
  11. by   JeannieM
    I might consider it if my male colleagues wore one also!
  12. by   kaycee
    NO! Hated them 20+ years ago, hate them now.
  13. by   Dr. Kate
    Well my cap isn't bad looking. I stopped wearing it when I went into ICU and started trying to hang myself by it from the tubes and wires.
    Would I wear it again? Nah.
    I remember vividly the last two nurses I recall wearing a cap all the time, circa 1986. They seemed a bit rigid at times but you sure knew they were nurses.
    Do I think we've lost something? Yeah. Can we get it back. I think so. By wearing a cap? No way.
  14. by   LilgirlRN
    I wore a cap in 1987 when I graduated. I was supposed to wear one when I worked in CCU too, but as previously mentioned my cap often got tangled up in IV lines not to mention that they are nasty, germ filled vectors. I was written up about 6 times before they finally decided that it might not be a good idea to wear caps. I'm such a rebel! lol NOT
  15. by   micro
    that is my favorite hat........

    micro in a baseball hat.....

    a nursing hat.....no way never

    have a pic of me around here somewhere when i graduated............with my little hat on...........