Nurses Uniforms Through the Decades

We explore the evolution of nurses uniforms throughout history and the significant changes that lead us from Florence Nightingale’s conservative dresses to today’s more practical unisex scrubs.

There was a time when nursing wasn’t considered to be a true medical profession and nurse insurance wasn't a thing. Luckily, those days are well and truly over and the National Health Service (NHS) is crying out for qualified nurses. Over the years, changes in nurses uniforms have developed to accommodate practicality, hygiene and identification - not to mention a higher intake of male nurses. Here’s how they look now, way back when and in between. Click here to view the nurse uniform infographic in full.

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