Nurse uniforms thru the years: The first class of student nurses entered Royal Columbian Hospital in 1901 – the era of the horse and buggy doctor and a Victorian way of life. The last class graduated in 1978
student nurses - the only change in student nurses uniforms for many years was the white hose and shoes. My class that entered Phila. Gen'l Hosp. School of Nursing in 1960, was the first not to have to wear black hose and shoes as they entered the school.