This elegant uniform was worn by Grady School of Nursing Black students from 1949 to 1964 when the Black and White schools merged. A navy blue, three quarter cape, or white cotton sweater were worn in cool weather.

The first uniform was designed by Ludie Andrews in 1915. It was a blue chambray, ankle length dress, with short cuffed sleeves and a white straight apron. A white Buster Brown collar and white sleeve cuffs were attached with pearl buttons. Uniform accessories were a white cap, black shoes, and black hose.

In 1944, the official uniform was changed to a cotton, rose color, ankle length dress with a white, straight apron, buttoned at the waist. Uniform accessories were: white cap, brown hose and brown shoes.

    • The following changes were made in 1949 and remained until 1964:

    • The ankle length uniform was shortened to 17 inches from the floor.

    • The white straight apron was replaced with a white pinafore, gathered apron.

    • Accessories were: white cap with white shoes and hose, white cotton sweater, and navy blue, ¾ length cape with banded collar, bearing the optional initial: GMH

Full Uniform



Hat and Pin


Pins For Nurses

On the left, designed in 1898 by Dr. J. H. Johns of West Minister, South Carolina

On the right, the newly designed pin, when two nursing schools merged in 1964
Designed by: Bernice k. Dixon, Mrs. Maggie Bastin and Mr. Jimmie Wampler