Anyone wearing team logo scrubs?

  1. Scrubs with university and professional sports team logos have come out. They're not cheap, nearly $50 for a set.

    They vaguely bother me. How would a Yankee logo do in a Boston hospital? (would probably kill a cardiac patient or two). Or a University of Mississippi logo in a Tennessee hospital? Aren't we all on the same team? Where is this going? How about political party scrubs around the next election?

    Are you seeing these, and does your dress code deal with these new scrubs?
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  2. 44 Comments

  3. by   NurseKitty NC
    I think team logo scrubs are no big deal. If it bothers people so much, they don't need to look at them.

    What is a bigger deal in most hospitals is these new "junior size" scrub styles popular among the younger nurses ... hip-hugging fitted pants, shorter tighter tops with deeper v-necks ... it seems like every company these days are coming out with these more revealing styles, which in my opinion are totally unprofessional looking to say the least.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from NurseKitty NC
    I think team logo scrubs are no big deal. If it bothers people so much, they don't need to look at them.

    What is a bigger deal in most hospitals is these new "junior size" scrub styles popular among the younger nurses ... hip-hugging fitted pants, shorter tighter tops with deeper v-necks ... it seems like every company these days are coming out with these more revealing styles, which in my opinion are totally unprofessional looking to say the least.
    I agree with you . . . . . just noticed a nurse reaching up to get something off a top shelf and her pants were sooooo low it was not pretty.

    Revealing styles are more worrisome than logos, although I do understand your being "vaguely" bothered by them. Sports isn't a rapid activity where I work - no one gets upset.

    steph
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The logo scrubs aren't allowed where i work.
  6. by   Celiabs
    I can see why a hospital might worry about where this logo trend may lead

    Pro teams are usually privately owned for-profit businesses. What about drug companies giving away scrubs with their logo on them? How about scrubs covered with LOTS of logos like NASCAR drivers? There's a line out there somewhere.

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    As for low rider pants, yes, as print and cartoon scrubs fade a bit in popularity, new body silhouettes--sometimes "edgy" ones-- are replacing them for nurses who want something different.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Luckily where i work, they are defining a line.
  8. by   Super_RN
    logos are allowed, no big deal. i have ohio state scrubs i always wear on gameday.
    super
  9. by   KatieBell
    At the community hospital I am traveling at currently they just banned university and team logos. Problem was actually that 2 teams from big universities were popular, and they are within the state and these unis also have big medical systems that own several hospitals, and patients were coming away saying that the hospital was affiliated with one or the other based on the scrubs.
    I personally do not wear anything but plain scrubs. I think it is hard to demand respect when one is wearing a "Strawberry shortcake scrub" (unless you are on pediatrics, where strawberry is theraputic.)
  10. by   Still Riding
    I must make a comment on the low ride scrubs. I am a firm beleiver that my pants and my bra should start at different points on my torso. there is a line where things can get too low, but I don't see anything wrong with scrubs starting jsut below my belly button. So unless I would like the crotch of my scrubs to be at my knees (which isn't professional either) i need to get low rise scrubs.
  11. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from super_rn
    logos are allowed, no big deal. i have ohio state scrubs i always wear on gameday.
    super

    woo hoo,..i saw those and i want a pair sooo bad!!! go bucks i have to say they are subtle though, the ones that i saw are all gray with a small logo embroidered on the pocket.
  12. by   jaxmom63
    but I don't see anything wrong with scrubs starting jsut below my belly button. (quote by Still Riding) I don't think there is anything wrong with it either, as long as your top doesn't stop above your belly button. We need to take the comfort of the family into consideration. How would you feel if everytime your husband's nurse reached across him for something, everyone could see her belly button? Some of the nurses in our hospital wear the Cardinal scrubs, but the logo is only on the sleeve and usually can't be seen with their jackets on. The thing that I am seeing that annoys me is the new pants with the bell bottoms and the v-split over the shoe. They are usually so wide and long they drag the ground. This just looks sloppy. But on the other hand, I am so glad we don't have to wear the white dresses, white caps, white hose, orthopedic shoes. My calves look soooo yucky in white hose.:chuckle
  13. by   Someday-C.R.N.A.
    Personally, I believe that self expression and fashion sense should be left at the door with your beer cooler and big foam finger.

    I can see peds Nurses wearing cartoon scrubs and silly steth covers, but I don't see the need for other Nurses to wear anything but a simple, professional uniform.

    I also think that ANY mid-line skin showing is VERY inappropriate. How is this different from a male nurse having some crack showing? Both are wrong, in my opinion.
    Don't get me wrong - finding scrubs that fit and feel better for you is great, so long as they still look PROFESSIONAL, and remain within the guidelines of your facility. (And cover you properly)

    As for the Team scrubs, I could see wearing college scrubs if the team makes it to the Championship game or whatever, but that's about it.

    How about "casual Friday" for Nurses?..........In some areas, I think it might work. In other areas, it may not be the best idea.

    One Nurse might like flowers or kittens on his/her scrubs, but does that mean that I can have guns on mine??
  14. by   The Y factor
    Quote from NurseKitty NC
    I think team logo scrubs are no big deal. If it bothers people so much, they don't need to look at them.

    What is a bigger deal in most hospitals is these new "junior size" scrub styles popular among the younger nurses ... hip-hugging fitted pants, shorter tighter tops with deeper v-necks ... it seems like every company these days are coming out with these more revealing styles, which in my opinion are totally unprofessional looking to say the least.
    It seems only the older less fit nurses are the ones really complaining about what the younger nurses are wearing. It probably sounded like this when Nurses first decided to get rid of the nursing cap and gowns and go to pants. I feel people do not need to wear potato sacks to be professional. I think your presence and interaction with everyone around you give you more respect than a fitted scrub outfit. The unit i work at is a melting pot, unless admin is going to issue everyone scrubs then other nurses should not mind what people look like, as long as it fits the uniform appearance and is clean.

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