Men in Caps?

  1. The pinning disscussion reminded me of a question I'v always had.

    Back in the days of white skirts and hats what did the few male nurses wear? I know there werent many but did they wear hats too?
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  3. by   live4today
    HA!!! What a site that would have been! :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  4. by   James Huffman
    Baseball caps. It was standard.

    Jim Huffman, RN
  5. by   P_RN
    We had 2 that wore the surgery type head cover that the males wear. 1 wore the regular paper one and one wore a white fabric one I guess he had it made. He always looked spiffy.
  6. by   JohnnyGage
    Heh... it reminds me of a t-shirt I had made after I graduated:

  7. by   gwenith
    The follwong story was told to me by a male psych nurse about the time back in the days when we Australian nurses wore veils (YES! I wore one but breifly). It seems that in the psych hospital where he worked, the nurses were trying to slowly "get rid" of the veils by leaving them off at teh weekend and then expanding theat time to fridays and mondays. The DON (in those days - Matron) sent out a letter stating that ALL registered nurses were to wear veils while at work. WEll, this wag of a guy borrowed a colleagues veil, put it on and then marched up to the Matron where she was standing surrounded by VMO's - handed the day report to her and walked off. She could not say a thing as the memo had stated "All registered nurses". They won - the veils came off- permanently.

    But for us even in the days of the veils the guys just didn't wear anything................................ on thier heads!

    (I KNOW what you were thinking!)
  8. by   funnygirl_rn
    Funny story Gwenith!
  9. by   karenG
    dont know of any men wearing caps........and I trained in the days of caps, pinnys and peter pan collars!! also wore white cuffs!! looked good but totally impractical!!