Change with scrub design... - page 2

Hello everyone! I am currently an Industrial Design student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. My senior project is dealing with nursing scrubs. I am in the research phase and any information... Read More

  1. by   design_student
    I am wondering on average how many scrubs each of you own. And on average how much do each cost.

    Thanks for your input,
    design_student
  2. by   Daytonite
    I have 3 pairs of white pants and at least 15 tops. I have a top for each of the holidays.

    When I was a student and working as a CNA I had only two uniforms (both were white). Washed one, wore one.
  3. by   croyez
    i have about 4-5 bottoms, and about 15+ tops (since i make my own)

    the bottoms i spent about 10-$12.00 and tops about 3-$4.00 (for fabric)
  4. by   Sailingshoes
    How about a jumpsuit like a mechanic wears? Great for all the contortions we have to do! haha, I can see it, lots of pockets of course and all the crazy patterns, teddy bears, hearts, whatever.......jes kidding, but good luck, maybe you'll start a new business........
  5. by   design_student
    Is higher priced scrubs any better then lower priced scrubs?

    If so, what is the defference?
  6. by   nialloh
    Quote from Spatialized
    2 things to add...
    1. belt loops...yes, I could wear medical pants, but they don;t come in colors I need to have. It would be nice to put stuff in my pockets without worrying if I looked like a plumber when performing patient care.

    Oh that vertical smile, gets you every time. :chuckle
  7. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from bluemesa
    How about a jumpsuit like a mechanic wears? Great for all the contortions we have to do! haha, I can see it, lots of pockets of course and all the crazy patterns, teddy bears, hearts, whatever.......jes kidding, but good luck, maybe you'll start a new business........
    Crest and Cherokee USED to make jumpsuits that were very nice and looked neat and professional - baseball-style top, fitted waist, patch pockets on the legs, but I guess they did not sell very well, because they no longer offer them. Too bad. I would buy them over the other junk that is currently available in a heartbeat.
  8. by   endlesssummer1
    Id like to see a different neck line. I cant wear the v- neck line for scrubs with the bending down I do. Im either warm with layering or see too much. So I dont wear them. I also agree with professional colors/patterns so that I dont feel like Im a neon sign or wearing pajamas.
  9. by   MamaTheNurse
    all of the above sounds great

    need to be careful with V-necks - I'm too hot-blooded to wear anything else but a bra under a scrub top - opportunities to look down my shirt and see what I got goin' on have been plenty over the years, no matter what size I buy.......

    I personally would like to have companies stop making "low-rider" scrub pants - just because that's what is fashionable in the real world doesn't make it appropriate on the floor - nurses move and bend too much - I've been seeing way too many nurses' above the butt tatoos lately.............
  10. by   missninaRN
    I'm not a nurse yet, but am a former phlebotomist and wore scrubs for work every day.
    I agree with the spandex (as long as it's not 100% spandex! Gag!) and the need for more sophisticated prints and color choices. I am not a big fan of most of the prints that are available.
    I don't like the boxy fit of most scrub tops. A cut that makes it look like I have a waistline would be nice, and I would prefer that the shoulder seam sit on my shoulder rather than halfway down my upper arm. And plenty of pockets that are deep, but no pockets on the chest, please. I don't really want to emphasize that part of my anatomy.
    And I know you didn't ask about scrub pants specifically, but I would pay through the nose for a pair of tall pants that are actually tall! Tall pants at the Gap and J Crew have an inseam of at least 34", but the longest one I can find in a scrub pant is about 32", which means I either have to wear floodpants, or must pull them down at the waist and have a low crotch that looks like I have a full diaper in there! And most of the tall pants are offered in a style I would not wear. I don't like those tapered legs or the elastic waists. I prefer a flare or boorcut leg with a lower (not super low) drawstring waist.
    And it would be nice to find pants with a crotch seam that is not so rough that it causes constant chafing between my thighs.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    fabric workshop and museum of philadelphia in association with the center for the study of the history of nursing in philadelphia had area design students work on this issue in 2003-2004.

    see these links:

    from penn: rn: the past, present and future of nurses uniforms

    fabric workshop and museum : past exhibition : rn
    october 3, 2003 - february 14, 2004

    center for nursing advocacy commentary: rn: the past, present and future of the nurses' uniform


    ps: this would never work for me as a volutuous venus type--i carry an ems style nursing bag that has all my homecare loot in it. :chuckle

    pants with long pockets more helpful. if doing hospital nursing, would probably have adopted fanny pack. have been known to look like this as had a patient once admitted to homecare on thursday status post flap graft with healed decubs and tube fed, only to see her on monday to find eleven decubs and battle to document and dress them before 911 called.




    mark dion and j. morgan puett in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, post-apocalyptic nurse, 2003. photo: jorge colombo
  12. by   sirI
    Quote from nrskarenrn
    fabric workshop and museum : past exhibition : rn
    october 3, 2003 - february 14, 2004


    ps: this would never work for me as a volutuous venus type--i carry an ems style nursing bag that has all my homecare loot in it. :chuckle

    pants with long pockets more helpful. if doing hospital nursing, would probably have adopted fanny pack. have been known to look like this as had a patient once admitted to homecare on thursday status post flap graft with healed decubs and tube fed, only to see her on monday to find eleven decubs and battle to document and dress them before 911 called.




    mark dion and j. morgan puett in collaboration with the fabric workshop and museum, post-apocalyptic nurse, 2003. photo: jorge colombo
  13. by   babynursewannab
    It would be nice to have tops with shape that accomodate breasts! My choice is to either look like I'm wearing a box or, with the tie-back strings, like I'm pregnant becuase those strings are too darn high on the top and nowhere near my waist.

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