i received this letter in my email and thought i would share it with the rest of the board.
it concerns the subject of nursing caps and it is from someone called email@example.com
"I would expect a nurse of your age to understand the history and
symbolism of nursing caps. The capping ceremony we went through in
school was a proud moment for all nurses. Now I am a male RN, and
couldnt wear a cap but At least I recognize the history of the nursing
profession, and if you are any kind of nurse. You should have enough
pride in yourself and your chosen profession to understand this
Maybe then you would be a nurse rather than just frustrated.
know your heritage and be proud
Thomas Livingston RN"
mr livingston RN, symbolism aside, my question was WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE CAPS??????
THEY DONT HOLD YOU HAIR IN PLACE.
surely they must have served some purpose at one time. since you are the self proclaimed historian why not enlighten me?
i realize that your mail was intended to make me angry but it made me laugh. im sorry but im far too busy taking care of my patients and trying to keep on top of all these new drugs to research nursing traditions. please stop cluttering my mailbox with your opinions on what kind of nurse i am. you dont know anything about me or what i do.
i might ask you what kind of PERSON you are to judge someone's professionalism or standard of practice by a post on a message board regarding caps?
mr livingston RN, i am happy for your pride in your profession. i'll bet you would look mighty cute in a cap. be proud....wear one to work.
ill thank you to address any further comments to me on the board rather than junk up my mail.
Oct 15, '01
Last edit by nur20 on Oct 15, '01
Oct 15, '01
Hey, now I feel left out!!!
I don't care for nursing caps myself. Besides, they would serve absolutely NO purpose in the OR.
Can I have my e-mail now Tom???
PLEASE?? PRETTY PLEASE??
Last edit by KC CHICK on Oct 15, '01