Are all nurses that wear white dorks? - page 5

: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   GardenDove
    They are signs of a culture that values personal expression. I'm glad I live in such a culture. I think the pts understand because they share this cultural value.

    I have one scrub top with horses that my younger daughter picked out from a catalogue. My pts love it, I constantly get comments. I live in an area where many people own horses, the top really resonates with them. It's a conversation piece that then allows me to get to know them better.
  2. by   GardenDove
    Wearing white, btw, is also a way of expressing oneself. It's just not my personal cup of tea, but on certain people it looks just right.
  3. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from loquacity
    persoanlly i think the nurses in all white looks scarier to patients than the ones wearing all black
    I know a male nurse who said when he had to wear all white at his job people thought he was with the asylum.

    As for the cartoons, I guess they are okay if you are on a pediatric ward, but it doesn't seem very professional to see an adult nurse working with adults and have Spongebob scrubs...but I guess I'm a hypocrite, because somewhere along the line I picked up a Winnie the Pooh Christmas scrub top and have worn it many years, even in the summer.
    I won't conscientiously set out to find cartoon scrubs, though.
  4. by   AfloydRN
    I think white is appropriate for all areas of patient care, except Peds. For some reason children are more afraid of us in white. I'm not saying to wear spongebob, but pastels are fine. The older adult patient always comments on how professional we look if in white.
  5. by   lauralassie
    I love white. I found some really cute white uniforms. They actually remind me of my nursing school uniform (in the 70's). I love white but , man am I ever messy when it comes to blood draw, pink medications and my own cup of tea. So, as long as I have plenty of shout, I'm OK.
  6. by   jimthorp
    Quote from Marylou1102
    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.
    Thanks for the tip! I wear white pants.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from AfloydRN
    I think white is appropriate for all areas of patient care, except Peds. For some reason children are more afraid of us in white. I'm not saying to wear spongebob, but pastels are fine. The older adult patient always comments on how professional we look if in white.
    It's not realistic for OR.
  8. by   CaLLaCoDe
    I know i commonly get called "Doctor" at my facility, possibly because I'm sometimes wearing white. And sometimes I don't correct them since I can tell them the importance of some action with a little more authority....until they speek up and say, "Hey, wait a minute, you're a nurse!"
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    Me personally I wont wear white just don't look right on me. I have about 10 sets of black scrubs and that is what I wear every time I leave the house for work.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    If i ever go back to the floor, i'd go for the white wrap top and navy blue pants. Easier laundry-wise.
  11. by   ionatan
    I think white looks professional and makes the person look more like a nurse. I've started to wear at least a white top or white pants because I intend to do this as I progress into the nursing field (I just graduated from PN school, but I've been working as an aide for 3 years). I don't really like wearing all white scrubs; it's a bit too formal for me. I don't like all black/brown/grey scrubs, because I think they can be frightening to someone who is elderly or demented; especially someone who has been involved in war. There are a few Jewish nursing homes I know of that will not allow their staff to wear certain colors because holocaust survivors tend to be frightened by them.

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