IS it ok to wear scrubs to an interview? - page 3

my friend says she has always wore them and was hired. what do you think?:nurse:... Read More

  1. Visit  Pneumothorax} profile page
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    Quote from dawngloves
    No, you should go in full blown white dress, white shoes and cap. Like in Nurse Betty.
    or nurse ratchet :trout:
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  3. Visit  atropine} profile page
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    My own personal opinion would be to come in nice clothing. Scrubs to an interview? I would feel pretty embarrassed doing that.
  4. Visit  NewWestNurse} profile page
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    I'd say no, and that's only because if I didn't make opportunities for my clothes, they'd never come outta the closet! Us nurses just don't get to dress up enough. My office working friends curse business casual - I think of it as a treat!
  5. Visit  LadyQT} profile page
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    I have 2 interviews that request I wear scrubs. Should I wear colored or print? One is in the NICU the other PICU. Any other advice would be helpful.
  6. Visit  aloevera} profile page
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    what ???? I never heard of wearing uniforms to an interview....only if you were interviewing during a work day, I guess....this is a new one on me.....
  7. Visit  natrgrrl} profile page
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    I just took out a loan so I could buy an interview outfit and nice shoes. If I wasted that money when I could have worn scrubs, I will feel very stupid!
  8. Visit  NexLvlDad} profile page
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    Conventional wisdom says wear a suit.
  9. Visit  jessi1106} profile page
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    This is an old thread but.....

    I wouldn't consider wearing anything but a suit.

    We are professionals.
    Last edit by jessi1106 on Jul 18, '08
  10. Visit  suanna} profile page
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    I think if they were desperate enough for nursing staff you could interview naked and get hired but as a rule scrubs, jeans, shorts, joggers,or tee shirts are all a no-no. As educated health care professionals it would seem that we would know for a job interview the very least you an get away with is business casual.
  11. Visit  Zee_RN} profile page
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    As a former nurse recruiter and as a current Nurse Manager, I can tell you I'd much rather have a candidate interview in clean, neat scrubs than some of the "regular clothes" they come in wearing. They may think they are "dressed up" but that low cut or too tight top is not impressing me. Too much jewelry, gum in the mouth, nonpressed slacks....please, wear scrubs if you don't know how to dress "professionally."

    Since I'm mostly going to see my employees IN scrubs, I have no problem interviewing a candidate wearing them. If you have a nice professional outfit, I'd be delighted to have a candidate appear in it. I'm not throwing stones, but a lot of candidates just don't have that good "interview" outfit. Maybe they can't afford it or maybe they just don't know what's professional or not...if that's the case, neat scrubs please!

    In my humble opinion, of course.
    Last edit by Zee_RN on Jul 19, '08
    NurseK77, WannaBNursey, and skittlebear like this.


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