Forced wearing of nursing cap. - page 20

I'm a senior registered nursing student and our school has a pinning ceremony to mark the completion of our program. Our class contains about 20% men, equal split of black and white in both... Read More

  1. by   crossfitnurse
    It's simple: if you don't like it. Don't do it. You graduated. Move on.
    And PLEASE DEAR LORD when you interview for a position as an RN ask if girls AND GUYS have to wear hats ever!!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   KATRN78
    This is great training for the real world of nursing. As nurses we often have to do things we do not like or want to do. If these things do not cause harm to someone, we must do them.

    Suck it up and wear the hat, its just a hat and its just for a few moments, its not for the rest of your life.
  3. by   s.marie333
    Quote from brillohead
    What have you been smoking? How can the pinning ceremony be a1000-year-old tradition when nursing school hasn't even existed for a fraction of that long? ? ?
    Actually, nursing began in about 250 B.C. I obviously don't know what their rituals or anything entailed after they became nurses, but either way, what I meant was that nursing has been around for a very long time, all of which had some sort of tradition. They may not have started a pinning ceremony or anything until Florence Nightingale (1800's), but do you really have to be that rude and ask what I've been "smoking?" Excuse me for not getting my dates correct (I'm okay admitting when I am wrong). How about next time, you use constructive criticism rather than an insult when you are letting someone know their facts are skewed. Something like, "Just so you know, nursing started around 250 B.C., but pinnings didn't begin until blah blah blah." That would have been a much more acceptable response.

    Learn to communicate more effectively and kindly, brillohead. After all, if you are a nurse, communication is a huge aspect of your job.
  4. by   Butterfly6890
    All this over a cap?? At my pinning ceremony all females wore caps. It looks nice and professional. It also pays homage to all the nurses before us. I don't understand why people are telling OP to get a lawyer. It's NOT a big deal. You wear it for about 2 stinking hours, take pictures and then take it off for good. My cap, lamp and pledge sit on my dresser and I feel proud. Don't make a nonsensical deal over wearing a cap and don't ruin it for those who really want to wear it. That is all.
  5. by   Sun0408
    I find it strange that after 26 pages the OP hasn't came back and commented..
  6. by   crossfitnurse
    Real world? No. This is just childish.

    Grow up.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Im thinking just about everything that can be said has been.