Male Chest Hair and Scrub Tops - page 16

What is your vote? Should a male nurse wearing a scrub top and has chest hair be required to wear a T shirt underneath in order to cover up the chest hair?... Read More

  1. by   BinkieRN
    Quote from Thunderwolf
    What is your vote?
    Should a male nurse wearing a scrub top and has chest hair be required to wear a T shirt underneath in order to cover up the chest hair?
    ABSOLUTELY!!! All of the male nurses I know wear T-shirts under their scrub tops, hairy or not, I just don't see chest hair sticking out as a profession image. Maybe it's just me but I vote for the T-shirt!
  2. by   woknblues
    if we have to wear a uniform, then I'll wear it. But I won't be putting on anything more than is required. I am a hairy guy, and look very unprofessional drenched in sweat from wearing too many layers. (the man carpet being the first layer that I get to wear, regardless of choice)

    I have never heard anything regarding my chest hair, other than positive remarks from appreciative ladies. Not bragging here, just for the record.
  3. by   TiredMD
    Quote from JVanRN
    Many females should to. If I don't my boobs may hang out and I'm not trying to flash so I wear one...but this is about men.
    If male chest hair is going to mandate a t-shirt, then large breasts should mandate a sports bra and a t-shirt.

    . . . . and I can't believe I just wrote that.

  4. by   dialysis12041999
    I must admit it but I have never noticed chest hair on the male nurses that I supervise. They do all wear tee shirts under the scrub top. I have to ask this question to them and find out what they think and why. The male nurses that I have supervised are very professional. How ever I have recently sent nurses(female) home to change their tops becuase they were too tight. This was a very young nurse- new grad. We recently hired a new DON (yes he is a male) and he has read the employee code of conduct to all nurses and C.N.A's. He expects them to follow the code. I recently ( one year ago) started at this facility as the ADON and the nursing staff were doing what ever they wanted and wore what ever they wanted from large hoop earring's combat boots with scrubs, hair rollers at work and more. We also have the UNION for C.N.A's in the building and they are fighing everything that is questioned. But the ultimate goal is to improve patient care and achieve a high leve of professionalism.:typing
  5. by   Kthale81
    I think male/female should wear an tshirt. I have seen a lot of men wear a top with no tshirt - it doesn't look professional, esp with hair exposed. Women should defintely wear a shirt if the top is white.
  6. by   NancyPie
    i voted that it should be required... but honestly I don't think there should have to be rules about that sort of thing
  7. by   TopazLover
    I don't really care. it is part of the person that is not unacceptable to see in the real world.
    Does it fall off into a sterile field, like placing a foley? Is it out in the open in an area of high infection potential/rates?

    I dislike beards on a nurse, the above reasons. It is nothing personal. In my real world have a beard, show chest hair. But at work, if it can be a hazard, get rid of it. Same Same applies to "Bling', hoop earrings, rose rings, etc.

    There are many ways to look and smell professional. We do live in the real world and most people aren't put off by some chest hairs, but may be put off by makeup that looks like a night on the town, cologne, perfume, or other things one might use outside of work.
  8. by   TrailBlazerRN
    I would like to say thank god I don't have chest hair. It's GROSS. Any medical professional that has it visible should be required to cover it up. Or they could just get it waxed off... i think that would be the better option. :wink2:
  9. by   dreamon
    Quote from NancyPie
    i voted that it should be required... but honestly I don't think there should have to be rules about that sort of thing
    I agree- I don't want any rules regarding things of that nature because it may spiral out of control. What's next? Any nurse (male or female) who has a big gut will need to wear a girdle?
  10. by   danissa
    Can I just say.., nature intended men to be hairy!


    !(And I like it .. ..........!)
  11. by   woknblues
    Quote from danissa
    Can I just say.., nature intended men to be hairy!


    !(And I like it .. ..........!)
    We love you for saying that. Thanks.

    Some of us gents cannot pull of the neutral gender metrosexual look, nor do we want to. And since when was chest hair so offensive or unprofessional? If it were required to cover up 100%, then why are the neck holes in scrubs so large? When did we become prudes people? Everyone walking around has genitals and body hair. Sorry to shock and awe here, but we are nurses.
  12. by   danissa
    Quote from woknblues
    We love you for saying that. Thanks.

    Some of us gents cannot pull of the neutral gender metrosexual look, nor do we want to. And since when was chest hair so offensive or unprofessional? If it were required to cover up 100%, then why are the neck holes in scrubs so large? When did we become prudes people? Everyone walking around has genitals and body hair. Sorry to shock and awe here, but we are nurses.
    ...And I'm a GIRL and I agree totally!!!
    (dude looks like a lady!!!........................YUK!!!!!!!!!)

    Weyhey Hairy Man!!!!
  13. by   Perpetual Student
    Quote from Jerlick
    I would like to say thank god I don't have chest hair. It's GROSS. Any medical professional that has it visible should be required to cover it up. Or they could just get it waxed off... i think that would be the better option. :wink2:

    How on earth is chest hair gross? It is exactly the same as hair on arms and elsewhere. Should I have to shave my arms or wear long sleeve shirts, too? Should I have to shave my head or wear a nursing cap? Maybe I should just cut off my testicles so that I don't produce so much testosterone. Quite frankly, I see all of this chest hair hate as a sign of the current trend of hatred of men and masculinity, and the desire to pacify men until they are exactly like women with penises attached. All mammals have hair. Get used to it.

    Oh, and you might grow chest hair yet. You're possibly not done with puberty if your profile age is correct.

    By the way, if chest hair grosses you out, you might want to rethink a career in nursing. Chest hair, or pubic hair, will be the least of your concerns when you're up to your elbows in fecal matter.

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