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Keeping her cap


When I received my January issue of, I was eager to read it.

On the first page, I read that nurses “said goodbye to nursing caps and hello to scrubs” in the 1980s. A few of us did not say goodbye to our caps (and starched uniforms and white stockings). I was one of them.

Then I read a letter in “Letters to the Editor” about age discrimination from a 72-year-old RN who was unemployed.

At age 80, I plan to renew my RN license at least one more time. Several of my nursing friends my age still are employed. It’s not to fair to label everyone in nursing with a few statements.

— Barbara A. Meyer, RN
Englewood, Fla.


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