UTMB’s Dr. Michael Warren responds to the question: “Whatever happened to nurses dressed in beautiful, starched, white uniforms with caps?”  He writes, “Not only have the uniforms changed, but the jobs they do also have changed. In the old, white uniform days, nurses might have looked professional, but their professional duties were very different from what they are now. Both groups did bedside nursing, taking patients’ vital signs, giving shots, making beds, and even cleaning patients and their rooms. Today, they do much more ….”