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Back to Traditional Nursing Uniforms? - page 4

from nursing link: "nurses in one unit at the jfk medical center in atlantis, fl, have decided to wear the old-fashioned style nursing uniform for an eight-week trial to see how it would affect... Read More

  1. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    Polarized. I would not have guessed that emotions would run so deep over what color pants one wears to work.
    SURVEYS indicate the public likes white uniforms. Patients like white uniforms.
    There is no debate.
    Granny thinks I look more professional in a white uniform.

    Is everybody in a bad mood today or what?
    Last edit by imintrouble on Aug 19, '10
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  2. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    Quote from Flying ICU RN
    Yes indeed a lack of "progressivism."

    But mostly, it's indicative of my age. The image is from the 1975 Jack Nicholson film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
    I thought it looked familiar.
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  3. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    Quote from imintrouble
    Polarized. I would not have guessed that emotions would run so deep over what color pants one wears to work.
    SURVEYS indicate the public likes white uniforms. Patients like white uniforms.
    There is no debate.
    Granny thinks I look more professional in a white uniform.

    Is everybody in a bad mood today or what?
    Who cares what they prefer? The job gets done by people in scurbs, and I doubt uniform color or fabric is correlated with efficacy. The job can get done with people in business casual too, lol. Why would one prefer white ? It seriously shows up the body juice.

    Seriously though, this kind of thing is like a snowball effect. If you let the movement start downhill then it gets bigger and bigger and you can't stop it. Surveys show that officers in hats are less likely to be assaulted, yet most officers can't stand wearing hats. Campaign hats look awesome on the shelf, and they SCREAM professionalism. However, in this day and age, with the environments that officers operate in; clearing houses, getting in and out of their car a lot (really bad for us over six plus footers) chasing thugs, etc the hat just doesn't work. It blows off by, gets dirty, gets bent, and like nurses in white I was constantly worried about my hat looking messed up. We managed to get wearing it scaled back and kept that snowball from rolling anymore.

    I start my second degree next week. It'll be a BSN. I'm only commenting on this because I'm not gonna wear that crap.
  4. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    Quote from ImThatGuy
    Who cares what they prefer? The job gets done by people in scurbs, and I doubt uniform color or fabric is correlated with efficacy. The job can get done with people in business casual too, lol. Why would one prefer white ? It seriously shows up the body juice.

    Seriously though, this kind of thing is like a snowball effect. If you let the movement start downhill then it gets bigger and bigger and you can't stop it. Surveys show that officers in hats are less likely to be assaulted, yet most officers can't stand wearing hats. Campaign hats look awesome on the shelf, and they SCREAM professionalism. However, in this day and age, with the environments that officers operate in; clearing houses, getting in and out of their car a lot (really bad for us over six plus footers) chasing thugs, etc the hat just doesn't work. It blows off by, gets dirty, gets bent, and like nurses in white I was constantly worried about my hat looking messed up. We managed to get wearing it scaled back and kept that snowball from rolling anymore.

    I start my second degree next week. It'll be a BSN. I'm only commenting on this because I'm not gonna wear that crap.
    Hospitals operate on surveys. The patient is king or queen. What they want is paramount.
    The hospital very much cares what the patient wants, and will give it to them if at all possible.
  5. Visit  grandmawrinkle profile page
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    Quote from imintrouble
    Polarized. I would not have guessed that emotions would run so deep over what color pants one wears to work.
    SURVEYS indicate the public likes white uniforms. Patients like white uniforms.
    There is no debate.
    Granny thinks I look more professional in a white uniform.
    Quote from imintrouble
    Hospitals operate on surveys. The patient is king or queen. What they want is paramount.
    The hospital very much cares what the patient wants, and will give it to them if at all possible.
    So that must be why all hospitals nationwide are surveying this and we have all reverted to white scrubs.

    (side note - my hospital doesn't survey diddley-squat. According to some of the posts I read on here, I must work in heaven.)

    There is a debate, actually; isn't that what this is?
  6. Visit  imintrouble profile page
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    Quote from grandmawrinkle
    So that must be why all hospitals nationwide are surveying this and we have all reverted to white scrubs.

    (side note - my hospital doesn't survey diddley-squat. According to some of the posts I read on here, I must work in heaven.)

    There is a debate, actually; isn't that what this is?
    You are absolutely correct. Thanks so much for showing me the errors in my thinking. There is no chance that we will ever go back to white uniforms. Those idiots at JFK hospital are clueless. Imagine forcing a unit of nurses to wear uniforms just to please the customer. I hope it fails miserably so there is no chance we'll be forced to give up our neon orange hip huggers. Well, I for one will fight to the death for my tiger print scrub top. And don't even think about parting me from my hot pink camos. Yikes! What's the world coming to.
  7. Visit  missjennmb profile page
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    To be perfectly honest, I think the white nursing uniform is beautiful and incredibly symbolic of what a nurse is. (female only of course, lol) I would love to wear a white scrub dress, cute little nurse hat, shoes with a little bit of a heel.....

    But seriously, I would be so uncomfortable and so preoccupied with keeping it clean that I would be totally ineffective. I cant drink a single can of soda without wearing some of it, and pretty much all of my food bounces off my boobs otw to my mouth lol. It would be a failed attempt at best, and a full scale adventure in humiliation at its worst. I'd have to keep spare scrubs in my desk just to make it through the day.
  8. Visit  ImThatGuy profile page
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    It's now certain. Men have no place in nurse-dom.
  9. Visit  MInurse.st profile page
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    Quote from missjennmb
    To be perfectly honest, I think the white nursing uniform is beautiful and incredibly symbolic of what a nurse is. (female only of course, lol) I would love to wear a white scrub dress, cute little nurse hat, shoes with a little bit of a heel.....

    But seriously, I would be so uncomfortable and so preoccupied with keeping it clean that I would be totally ineffective. I cant drink a single can of soda without wearing some of it, and pretty much all of my food bounces off my boobs otw to my mouth lol. It would be a failed attempt at best, and a full scale adventure in humiliation at its worst. I'd have to keep spare scrubs in my desk just to make it through the day.
    Symbolic of what a nurse is? ... Feminine? And therefore, required to wear ridiculous clothing based on cultural norms and expectations?
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  10. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    Quote from imthatguy
    it's now certain. men have no place in nurse-dom.
    how about if we let you keep your official male-type jockey shorts and t-shirt, instead of a corset my great grandma would have worn? no what she called a bust confiner either...

    no sensible grandma-type old-fashioned nursing shoes with the cuban heel either. just athletic shoes.
    does that help?:d
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  11. Visit  hecallsmeDuchess profile page
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    Now that I think about it, I'd like to wear that white dress and cap once(on my own time, mind you!) just to see what I'd look like. I think I'll do that this Halloween or maybe for nurses' day next year...
  12. Visit  SandraCVRN profile page
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    My current hospital is navy or navy white combo for RN's. 5 years ago at a different place it was navy or white pant with whatever top (no cartoons, except in peds) the guys usually wore white trousers and a dark scrub top.

    My personal preference is white pants/navy top but work in the OR so have to do all navy....
  13. Visit  Murse406 profile page
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    That picture that people have of the traditional nursed is objectifying. If Administrations want traditional looking nurses I guess they better get rid of us dudes. I'd like to see what their patient satisfaction survey looks like when all the nurses have quit due to ridiculous uniform requirements. Obviously they didn't survey my old man because he would have picked the naughty nurse outfit.


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