Nurses' caps also served as a non- monetary reward system for nursing students. Every 3 year diploma nurse vividly remembers their capping and banding ceremonies. It really was a big deal and the cap became a badge of honor.
The cap's demise was fueled by a perceived lack of function and nurses probably got tired of caring for them. The closure of 3 year diploma schools was probably the cap's death knell. There has never been a worthy replacement of the nurses' cap. This is about to change.
Now, from the Oldfoolrn product development institute, I am proud to present the Nurse's Helmcapet. I have spared no
This cap is very functional and will protect the nurse from swinging trapezes, hanging IV
It quickly, once the laugher subsides, identifies the person as a nurse. The plain white prototype model shown below is suitable for a beginning student. For senior student nurses and RNs a traditional black band is added around the lower circumference of the helmcapet with 3/4 inch wide black electrical tape. Now we call it the senior taping ceremony instead of old-fashioned banding. A true melding of tradition with modern practicality.
This is prototype helmcapet