The nurse hat is worn by the nurse practitioner (NP) to signify the role of a nurse practitioner, while the nurse costume is worn to signify a nursing specialist (NS).
The winners of the nursing costume contest will be announced at the upcoming Royal Victoria Hospital nursing convention.
The winner will receive a gift certificate to the Royal Victoria Nursing Centre in Victoria.
“I am so excited that we have so many amazing nurses and their wonderful costumes, and it is great to have a contest like this to help make sure we all have a really great nurse hat to wear during our nursing journeys,” said Dr. Anupam Jain, chair of the committee.
“The nurses, and especially those who have never been in the profession before, will have a great time with this competition.
It will help to build relationships with the people who will be caring for our patients.”
The contest has been running since 2012 and is one of several nurse costume contests across Canada, including the Victoria Nursing Expo.
The contest was created to celebrate the diversity of the nurses who make up our profession.
“We have to remember that nurses are not all the same,” said Jain.
“It is important that we acknowledge that we all come from different backgrounds, races and religions.”
The event also brings together nurses who have travelled the world and want to experience life outside the hospital environment.
The nurse costume contest has brought together a number of nurses from across Canada and the United States.
It was created in 2012, and since then has been expanded to include more nurses from other countries.
“There is an enormous demand for nurses from outside the country who are willing to come and experience the challenges of nursing, whether that be in the United Kingdom or in the US or in other countries,” said Joanna Wachter, president and CEO of the Victoria Hospital Nurses Association.
“They will have an opportunity to meet and interact with other nurses and the nurses they are working with.
It is exciting to see how nurses are going to respond to the challenges they will face.”
This year’s winner of the contest will receive an exclusive gift certificate for their chosen nurse outfit.
For more information, visit the Royal Victorian Hospital nursing contest website.