I went to an old fashioned nursing school 15 years ago. We wore light blue pin stripped uniforms with white aprons. We had to wear white nursing shoes and white hose. We too wore nursing caps. ..... THey were very very strict. Mashie
@Mashie Ohhhhhhh I can totally relate! But, imagine what it was like 30 years ago, before looking at someone sideways could get you plastered with a sexual harrassment suit, Instruction was female dominated, but administration was still very much male dominated. Dress code fell under administration's domain, as "you are representing this fine institution and will always present yourself properly"!
White skirted uniform, not a crease permited, heavily starched to the point that it was "extra crispy", white tunic top. We had a red and white sash the we wore over the shoulder and tunic top to signify our "status" or lack of. Hosiery had to be white, undergarments white, shoes white. Inspection was held at roll call daily, and you could also experience what we called "being tagged" by any administrator, male or female, at any time. Don't even let a uniform with pants cross your mind until graduation, and scrubs were only for the OR, still. I always found that the men seemed to be more dedicated to their job or administering the dress code. The era of "strict discipline" (I will intentionally leave it generic) was not yet over, and nor had sexism taken a nose dive.
But they were still and all, some of the best years, with the some of the best memories of my life, including meeting my late hubby! (Z"L)