Symbols of our Heritage


Inscribed on the reverse of the Alumni pin is “Vigilando,” which means “forever watchful.” The motto serves as a reminder of our historical and continuing focus on patient advocacy and a strong ethical and moral foundation for practice.

Hopkins Nurse’s Cap

Developed by Mary Gross Finney, a member of the first graduating class of 1891, the cap evolved as a combination of the Bellevue and New York Hospital styles and originally was large enough to completely cover a nurse’s hair. Though they are rarely worn in modern workplaces, caps are often purchased by nursing graduates as a reminder of their Hopkins heritage.

Order a Hopkins Nurses’ Cap
“White Crown #32” cap ($18)
Contact Kay’s Caps 
Ph. 576-791-8500