There used to be a time when you could tell a nurse’s history by her cap. In the days where nurses wore crisp white uniforms rather than the scrubs we are so used to today, nursing schools had their own signature caps. The capping ceremony was a very exciting and sacred time. Upon graduation, the nurse would receive the wide black band on her cap to signify that she was a Graduate Registered Nurse. I remember when I received mine. It was a very proud day for a job well done.ne.