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A Question of Identity: Should White Uniforms Be Standard for Hospital-Based RNs?

Krowchuk, Heidi VonKoss PhD, RN, FAAN; Albert, Nancy M. PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM; Bowen, Cherrie BSN, MBA, RN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July-August 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 186–187
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3181dd9dc4
Ongoing Column: Second Opinion Column

Who's a nurse? Who's a nursing assistant? Would a white uniform make a difference to the public we serve?

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, is a Director, Nursing Research and Innovation Nursing Institute Clinical Nurse Specialist at George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.

Cherrie Bowen, BSN, MBA, RN, is an Associate Director, Perioperative Education, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Heidi VonKoss Krowchuk. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: Dr. Krowchuk can be reached via e-mail at:

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