Carry on Nursing

8 May 2019

Is a nurse still a nurse if they wear scrubs? Not according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Nurse Jessica Anderson’s world record attempt, to run the fastest marathon whilst wearing a nurse uniform, was denied after Guinness World Records determined that the nurse’s medical scrubs didn’t constitute a nurse outfit.

They went further, to confirm that a legitimate nurse’s outfit must include: a blue or white nurse dress, a white pinafore apron and a traditional white nurse’s cap.

Something of an old fashioned idea of a nurse’s outfit, or as the runner described it ‘a Carry On version of a nurse.”

Are the Guinness World Records right to be this strict, or do we need to accept the world of nursing has moved on and modernise the rules?