Anyone experiencing new uniform requirements?

  1. :angryfire
    Yesterday it was announced that all RNs will have to wear white jackets with "RN" embroidered on them. We have to wear these year-round including the summer. (It gets to be over 100 degrees here often in the summer.) I am so upset right now because I have so many matching jackets for my scrubs. Has anyone else experienced similar problems?
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    I have a lot of nice colorful matching outfits I have acquired over the years. Here in eastern Washington at the nursing homes they want all nursing staff to wear the same identical "ugly" outfits. It makes me angry. I hate being a "clone". Why don't they leave us the hell alone? Why can we be trusted with the narcotic keys but can't be trusted to dress ourselves properly? :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  4. by   capgirl
    At my hospital they are just now instituting a uniform dress code for the nurses

    We all have to wear white pants with any scrub top, or white dress/skirt.
    I have always mostly worn white pants, so it doesn't really effect me, but boy is it making some nurses CRAZY! As if it will increase good nursing care!
  5. by   mattsmom81
    Every time we get a new DON or dept manager we must switch to 'their' idea of a uniform. It must be a power play thing. <sigh>

    What bothers me most is we hear there will be zero tolerance for noncompliance, and then we watch as a few favorites wear the Spongebob scrubs with zero repercussions...
  6. by   wjf00
    I have no problem wearing a prescribed uniform so long as the hospital buys it and launders it. If they expect me to pay for it they can KISS MY @#%!
  7. by   traumaRUs
    In our hospital, the only requirement is that we wear solid color scrub bottoms and they can't be fluorescent! Since I'm a (now) a case manager, I have to wear "real" clothes and let me tell you, it's expensive.
  8. by   CherryRN
    Just another example of the oppressive nature of nursing.

    Cherry
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    They tried this at a LTC facility i worked at. The RNs just took a piece fo tape, wrote RN on it and stuck it to their coats.
  10. by   movealong
    I work from home now and wear anything I want. but in years past have had to comply with various rules. I have an assortment of scrubs in the basement. Going to sell them this summer.

    I had jobs that wanted us to wear only white, then navy blue at another job, then yet another with only certain patterns, and then pink. Sheesh...I've got a bunch of all those colors hanging in the back of the closet. I hung onto to them for years, just in case. I'm finally going to sell them all.
    Last edit by movealong on Mar 10, '04
  11. by   Agnus
    Quote from queenb091
    :angryfire
    Yesterday it was announced that all RNs will have to wear white jackets with "RN" embroidered on them. We have to wear these year-round including the summer. (It gets to be over 100 degrees here often in the summer.) I am so upset right now because I have so many matching jackets for my scrubs. Has anyone else experienced similar problems?
    My answer to adm. when they scolded me for not wearing it would be, "I was not aware that your shippment of them has come in; I wear size 12.

    When they tell me that they are not furnishing them then I would tell them I will purchase mine as soon as I receive a uniform allowance check from them.

    Embrodiered anything is expensive.
  12. by   prmenrs
    I'm in agreement w/agnus and wjf00--if they buy it, I'll wear it. (and probably a tank top underneath in the summer) Otherwise, suggest they get patches w/ "RN" to iron or sew on to your existing jackets/tops.

    I hate dumb stuff like that. Get a life, Ms Administrator!
  13. by   OCCHCanada
    It is awful that in this day and age that nurses need to be "told" what to wear, however, we may have done this disservice to ourselves.

    No one get mad at me for saying this please, I'm not trolling, but after seeing what a very small minority believe is a nursing uniform, I can understand why some administrations are opting to provide some direction/guidance.

    Skintight, lace tank tops with lacey bras under a scrub jacket (undone) - white fishnet stocking with a skirt hem 6 inches below the butt - (uniforms fitting only for a Ron Jeremy film)

    Black scrub pants, black t shirt and black scrub jacket - better suited for the morgue.

    Not to stifle creativity or individualize - but apparently some folks need reminding that we are nurses.
  14. by   fergus51
    I have no problem with a code that specifies cleanliness and profesionalism. I have a problem with "No, you have to wear white with pink letters" one day then "Now we are going to wear royal blue" the next and expecting me to shell out the cash.

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