@Dubuquedogtrainer - I do agree with you. There are actually practical and logical reasons for the strict implementation of the nursing uniform and the cap, especially in school. In Philippines, there are still hospitals who require their Nursing Staff to don the traditional white uniform and cap. But there are other hospitals that have adapted in allowing their Nursing Staff to wear the now-modern Scrub Suit. Personally, there are pro's and con's with wearing the cap and wearing the scrub suit. Scrub suits are definitely comfortable, especially for an Emergency Personnel performing the adrenaline-hyped CPR procedures, and of course for the O.R. Nurses as well. But for the rest, I do believe that Nurses in their prim and proper white uniforms and Nurse's Caps gives this distinguishable identity calling out: "I am a Nurse!" It is a symbol of a Nurse's pledged dedication for the craft and science. It is more like a crown worn with pride that has, for generations, bring out the image of the best we can expect from Nurses.