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I don't know if this is a stupid question, but I was curious and thought this would be the best place to ask; I hope no one who reads this is insulted though. I just wanted to know if nursing students still have to wear the cap and if so is the cap for the male nursing students different from those of female nursing students

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The program I'm beginning lets us choose, as a class, whether or not we will wear caps for our graduation photographs, but we don't wear them day-to-day. The male members of the class will not wear caps in the photos.

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Ari RN has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU, Peds Ambulatory, Peds LTC.

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NO, NO, NO, NO.......... It's funny you asked. :rotfl: You must be bugged out if you thought that.:rotfl: LOL. If there was such a request for us guys to wear the "famous" cap, I wouldn't have entered this field. :imbar That would be the limit for me. :chuckle

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We have five males in our class of 30ish. There are no hats/caps/dresses involved. We wear red polo shirts and white scrub bottoms.

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No caps here....although some of the female students *did* wear them to the pinning ceremony.

I believe that we have 2 nurses in a 330 bed hospital who still wear the caps. Personally, I find it a little easier on the patients to know "who is who" i.e. they LOOK like nurses to the older patients. Frequently, I enter the room and am greeted with "who or what are you?" LOL

(Not a bad question altogether) But I understand the confusion when everyone dresses alike - except maybe the docs, who wear street clothes!

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Altra is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

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No caps here - same uniform (white t-shirt, navy blue scrubs) for men & women.

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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No, most of the school nowadays don't make their females wear caps either. Good luck!

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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Chill. No caps.

You can opt to buy a school pin when you graduate.

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We don't wear caps in our ADN program. We are told that you have to earn your cap. Hence on graduation day when we wear it for the only 10 minutes in our life for pictures.

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We had to wear caps when I graduated and were threatening the guys in the class that we would superglue them to their shaved heads -- no requirement any more!! Don't miss the cap at all!!!

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