Are all nurses that wear white dorks? - page 3

:idea: i just wondered what your perspective on this trend is; i mean here it is that we have stirred away from this trend with diverse patterns and pastels. so, are you a dork? i count myself as... Read More

  1. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    An aside, a friend of mine at work no longer wears his black scrubs. It seems he wore a white tee shirt under them one night and scared the be'jesus out of a patient who thought he was a priest coming in the middle of the night in the dark room to give him last rites. The poor patient was terrified. He had a new terminal CA diagnosis. I feel bad for the poor patient, but we still kid "Fr. Bill" every once in awhile.
    I can't stop laughing! That poor patient! Oh, Lord!
  2. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I know. We all feel bad laughing too, but we can't help it. Even the patient got a laugh out of it later when he calmed down.
  3. by   imenid37
    Personally. I hate all white. I had to wear it w/ the cap to boot when i first started in nursing. I am guilty of wearing the cartoon scrubs which no one patient or other nurse has ever said (at least to my face) looks unprofessional. I'd hate to have to wear all white. I'd hate to see others forced to wear cartoon scubs they don't like. As long as you are clean and neat, then it is up to the wearer to wear what he/she deems appropriate w/ in reason. If the uniform is scrub attire, then whatever, clean , unwrinkled scrubs you choose are up to you, as long as it is not widely considered obscene, vulgar, or inappropriate. A co-worker wears black pants and a red and black top on occasion. It looks very nice. Nothing dirty or wrinkled, no matter what colour looks good, including some of the hospital issued stuff that looks like it is made of tissue paper.
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from ChayaN
    Have you ever seen anyone wear a white dork?

    Sorry, that's what I think of when I see the thread title--nurses that wear white dorks.
  5. by   CaLLaCoDe
    [font=book antiqua]boy, it sure is fun to see how this evil seed i planted...this dork question has weaved its wicked way...wow you people are very funny and sensible to boot...thanks to all the contributors

    [font=book antiqua]i pray the lord to keep that fr bill give me my dilauded stat...ha ah haaaa:roll :roll :roll
    Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Dec 28, '06
  6. by   RunningWithScissors
    I just asked my 23 y.o. son "Have you ever heard that dork is slang for penis?". He said "Yeah, it means a whale's penis".
    In this case, I know a LOT of Dr Dork's!!

    But seriously, the impression I get when I see a nurse wearing all white (no offense, I hope to those that do) is that this person isn't up tp date on current practice, you know, stuck in the 70's, or else they just want everyone to THINK she is a nurse when she isn't.
  7. by   yarncrogirl
    The dress code for nurses is all white, where I work. Its hard keeping them pure white, they get dingy and sometimes stained after awhile.
  8. by   Marylou1102
    I always wear solid colors but I let my lab jackets express my personality. Personally I don't care to wear cartoon scrubs but I see nothing wrong with them. It just isn't my personality. I have heard a lot of patients coment favorably on the cartoon scrubs. I have never heard any patient or visitor be critical of them.

    If you do wear white here is a hint...Wash them with just a little dish soap, the kind that cuts grease. Your uniforms will never get dingy. Don't use to much because you don't want all the suds in the washer.
  9. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from nurseybaby'05
    i like how the all white looks, but i am not a laundry goddess and they are usually dingy after a few washings. i usually wear ceil blue or navy. some of my jackets have small patterns.

    an aside, a friend of mine at work no longer wears his black scrubs. it seems he wore a white tee shirt under them one night and scared the be'jesus out of a patient who thought he was a priest coming in the middle of the night in the dark room to give him last rites. the poor patient was terrified. he had a new terminal ca diagnosis. i feel bad for the poor patient, but we still kid "fr. bill" every once in awhile.
    this is so funny! i like white uniforms when i was a student, but now, i prefer black, blue, maroon flared pants with colored, paster tops..sometimes a scrub sweaters. i will never wear white because it makes me look fat(ter)! :chuckle:d
  10. by   LilRedRN1973
    I never thought of my black scrub pants as "scary" or relating to death, autopsies. I have about 6 pairs of black scrub pants that are very nice material so they look really nice and pair them up with these tops:

    Dickies Medical Uniforms "Hip Flip" Collection Mini Faux Wrap Scrub Top

    I have quite a few of these mock-wrap tops with the black edging and they look really nice with the black scrub pants and my black Danskos. I also have a few Mad About Scrubs tops that are also mock-wrap tops with black edging that I pair with the pants. I don't think I would ever wear all black scrubs from head to toe just because I don't like that look, but we do have several RN's who do so.

    Melanie =)
  11. by   jill48
    I'm a big old dork and proud of it. I love me some whites!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   CaLLaCoDe
    [font=book antiqua]during nursing school, in order to save money i would use liquid paper on dark spots on my white uniform. never washes out and looks a little funny in bright light.
  13. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    In this case, I know a LOT of Dr Dork's!!

    But seriously, the impression I get when I see a nurse wearing all white (no offense, I hope to those that do) is that this person isn't up tp date on current practice, you know, stuck in the 70's, or else they just want everyone to THINK she is a nurse when she isn't.
    None taken. But I think you might want to say current "customs" rather than "practice."

    I wear white because I work LTC and no matter how fried my old folks' brains might be they recognize me immediately and it helps immeasurably with their orientation and fears. Further, the A&O x3 folks compliment me on how nice I look - I think they find it comforting to be cared for by someone who respects their ways and era.

    If I worked in the ED I'd wear the dark green that doesn't show blood. Pedes, cartoons. A doctor's office, whites, to differentiate me from the file clerks and office manager and everyone else who wear scrubs. Straight med/surg, given that it's often the same old folks from or ready for LTC, whites.

    I am there for their care and comfort, not my own fashion sense nor to make certain that a coworker approves of my stylin' ways.

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