I know a gal....she has very recently 'changed her look'.
She is a ball to be around...everyone around her is comfortable.
She is a great nurse, full of positive energy, smart, good to the patients.
She magically became a bombshell, very blonde, very big hair, very pink mouth, nails, eyeshadow...
She bought many new pastel uniforms, wears funky shoes.
She rather looks like an ice-cream cone, as a kid in her hospital accurately told her.
The older patients constantly say things like, "are YOU a NURSE"?
Her work remains excellent. Her patients love her. Her coworkers love her.
Hospital admin.......lukewarm at best. She just smiles
Does a nurse really have to LOOK the part?
Jul 17, '02
My husband and I were discussing this very issue the other night. We were discussing tooniforms and the concept of professionalism. I personally am conflicted...I suppose if you job performance isn't compromised, and your patients are happy with you then perhaps it shouldn't be an issue. If she wants to look like an ice cream cone then so be it...maybe she's just going through a phase...
I also want to add that the reason I'm conflicted is because I feel that nurses should be taken seriously and I'm afraid that women (I say women because in my experience, men don't have as much trouble being taken seriously) are still judged by their apperances before anything else and I wonder if the Blonde Bombshell look makes management think less of her? I believe you should be able to where what you want but perhaps not be so quick to criticize when others don't take you as seriously as you want them to.
Last edit by Hooligan on Jul 17, '02