c.1914-18 First World War volunteer nurse's uniform: The uniform comprises a blue cotton chambray dress with concealed buttons down the centre front & a starched white cotton apron & cap. The nurses caps in addition to covering hair, were used to denote rank or seniority. Museum of London
student nurses - the only change in student nurses uniforms for many years was the white hose and shoes. My class that entered Phila. Gen'l Hosp. School of Nursing in 1960, was the first not to have to wear black hose and shoes as they entered the school.
Nurse uniforms thru the years: The first class of student nurses entered Royal Columbian Hospital in 1901 – the era of the horse and buggy doctor and a Victorian way of life. The last class graduated in 1978
British Red Cross nurse at the first World War, composed of purple striped cotton dresses with front detachable sleeves, apron, stood on the shoulders with buttons, collar, and cuff. The set was generally completed by white cuffs or short sleeves.