Nurses rejecting the white nursing uniform start #NightingaleMustFall campaign

It is reported that a campaign called #NightingaleMustFall was instigated by a group of nurses calling for the outright rejection of the white nursing uniform. This are nurses belonging to the Young Nurses Indaba.

The group has declared the white nurse uniform as a product of apartheid which has held back transformation.

Simon Hlungwani, President of Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says people who are saying #NightingaleMustFall are throwing away the whole profession of nursing as Florence Nightingale is known as the pioneer of the profession.

Listen to the full conversation below:

For our country the whiteness of the uniform is taken as the angelic symbol of nursing

Simon Hlungwani, President - Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

At the moment there is no researched evidence to suggest that the colour contributes towards to any outcome.

Simon Hlungwani, President - Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa

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