How Much Do You Know About the Nursing Cap?

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by Scrubs Magazine

Why was the nursing cap such a cherished accessory in the early decades of nursing? Do you think you know what inspired the first design and what that mysterious black band stood for? Test your knowledge and find out some facts you may not have known.

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    For the nurse, the cap was a symbol of:

  • 2.

    True or false: "Dust-caps," which covered the whole head and were considered unbecoming, were replaced by small caps that covered only the knot of hair at the top of the head.

True or false: The origin of the cap style was fashioned after sailors off of Nantucket.