Camp nurse uniform - page 2

by chrissypsychRN09 7,252 Views | 20 Comments

What do you wear to camp? I just got hired on and forgot to ask the director what I should be wearing. I assume it's probably khakis and a polo, but I have no idea. What do you guys wear to camp as nurses? Scrubs? Street... Read More


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    Our health care staff is very recognizable by the red "go bags" we all carry. Opening and closing we do wear a lab coat/jacket, but the rest of the time t-shirts are fine. Another caveat is remember to wear something to bed you can jump up and go out in, sweats, track pants, scrubs (although they wrinkle). One never knows what happens at 4AM....
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    would it be weird if i wore scrubs? I want to, my camp director say i could if i wanted to, but i didnt have to. But if i chose not to go with scrubs, what kind of shorts are appropriate. Im working at an all boys summer camp and i mean i have shorts, there not like booty shorts-would shorts be acceptable if they touchd my finger tips when i have my hads at my side? Like is that long enoug? whats an appropriate length
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    I wear shorts and a camp issued t-shirt at camp. I am also at an all-boys camp. Most wear shorts that are about mid-thigh length or so, therefore to your fingertips should be acceptable. It is all up to your director. I also wear capris and sweats depending on the weather which is very unpredictable in Maine. As for scrubs--I wear them all year and welcome the chance to be in street clothes it's camp, not a hospital. No problem being known as the nurse around there when there are so few female staff. Hope you enjoy your summer.
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    You want lots of pockets. Otherwise don't worry about it much. Everyone will know who you are pretty quickly.
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    Also a flashlight is endlessly useful. I have mine on me at all times. Shears likewise useful.
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    Totally Big Al, though I prefer a headlamp. I have to do a lot of catheters, lol. It's more important what you have in your head, heart, and go bag than what you are wearing. But, I do make sure my nurses look sharp on check-in days. Our campers don't have much separation anxiety, but our parents sure do! I guess special needs is a little different. Good luck to you this summer.
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    I work at a Boy Scout camp and it is required to wear scout shorts, scout socks, and a scout/camp t-shirt (Normally provide most of them) For dinner and campfires you had to where the shorts, socks, and class a shirt. I always where my name tag per the board of nursing. The other nurse I work with refuses to where hers. Our camp always gives our staff lanyards, which can be a safety/infection issue if you aren't careful which is why I bought a thing to just clip to my shirt.
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    My camp requires white shirt and navy blue shorts or pants for all staff including nurses. I decided to make my shirt unique and I ordered embroidered white polo shirts with a medical symbol and my name embroidered with RN after the name. Each camp has different requirements. Some want uniform while others do not. My camp sends out the laundry to be done for us each week.
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    For years I just wore a staff shirt. Now the camp provides me with a red polo with the camp name and camp nurse embroidered on it.
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    My new camp this year says "wear whatever you want". Of course this is nice, but I kinda like a staff shirt or I think it would be so nice to have scrub tops w the camp logo! Oh, well. I already own "whatever I want".


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