June 14, 2006, 10:02 pm

Change of Shift – T-minus 7 Days and Counting!



I have died and gone to nursing cap heaven.

I want the one in the middle, fourth row from the top.

Oh wait, I have that one.

But how can I wear it without looking pretentious?

That’s never stopped me before.

In fact, I wore my cap the day before John got sick because it was National Nurses’ Week and I had planned to wear it the next day, too.

Then his gall bladder went bad.

He owes me a cap day.

Maybe I’ll wait and put it on after the PM shift leaves. The night shift won’t make fun of me…..much.


Just a reminder to get in your entries to the first nursing blog carnival: Change of Shift!

We have 7 days left before blast-off!

If you don’t submit, all we’ll have is a sputter!

Send submissions through Blog Carnival or right to me at kmcallister nine one one at yahoo dot com.

Nurses, Doctors, Students, Administrators….come one, come all.

No shyness, now!

No worrying that you don’t write well enough or often enough or witty enough…..all stories of all types are welcome as long as they have something to do with the nursing profession!

Old post, new post – we here at Change of Shift (meaning me) are not picky!

I await your submissions with bated breath – fill my email with your stories!

Geeze, you’d think I was begging on my knees or something (oooo….maybe that’s why everyone here in the coffee shop is looking at me….slinking back into chair).

And after you have sent in your post, check out my new post at Scared to Health.

Ah…the joy of self-linkage…..


  • kt

    June 15, 2006 at 6:37 am

    looking forward to the blast off! have spread the word to as many nurse bloggers that i know, and some non-nursey friends. thanks again for starting this!

  • kt

    June 15, 2006 at 8:42 am

    thank you again for starting the nursing grand rounds..it should be fun! loved the poem you submitted to the other grand rounds.

  • TC

    June 15, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    The night shift will SO make fun of you….but wear it anyway.

  • Sarah

    June 16, 2006 at 3:49 am

    I have worked as a RN for 15 years on a MedSurg unit. This year for Nurses Week the powers that be suggested we dig out our caps for Florence’s birthday(Friday). My nursing school did away with caps years before and I have never owned one or even wore one. I bought on from Scrubs by Design on the internet. Since I work the Night shift, I wore mine Thursday night. The only nurse in the entire hosptial wearing a cap! I felt like I could have had a giant wart on my nose and no one would have noticed. Every one was staring at the cap and the white uniform.
    I was afraid I would have difficulties keeping the cap on, I have very short hair, but just one clippie kept it fairly snug.
    So all in all it wasn’t that bad wearing the cap. Maybe I’ll even wear it next year too.

  • Jodi

    June 18, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    I changed my mind and sent you an older post. I promise I’ll get more creative after the NCLEX! 😉

  • marcia

    June 19, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    I would like to know the source of the picture of the nurses and caps.
    I would like to use it for a nursing history lesson.

    Thank you.

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