Nurse patches

  1. After following the "Nurse Impersonators" thread and the suggestion of having a "badge" on scrubs identifying nurses as such, I am wondering if anyone knows where I could get an "RN" patch to sew onto my jacket. I'm not looking for a pin, but an actual patch I could sew on. Anyone?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   hoolahan
    I think we should have a contest and design our own national or even international patch. I am not artist, but anyone game? Post it as an attachment.
  4. by   shyviolet78
    I don't know where you could find a patch, but Jasco Uniforms offers embroidery on the scrubs they sell. If you don't want to buy new scrubs, you could try taking your scrub tops to a local seamstress and having her embroider "RN" on them.
  5. by   P_RN
    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, our hospital had the policy of requiring the LPNs and the NAs (this was waaay before CNAs) to wear a patch. No one complied and soon the hospital stopped it because it was too hard to enforce and would be an undue financial hardship. Never did know why the RNs couldn't have a patch. I was a Girl Scout and LOVED getting patches!
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    I thought the patch idea was a good one, so I wrote an email request to Allheart.com, sent them the link to the thread, and maybe they will follow through with some patch designs that would be sufficient for ID'ing ourselves by our job description.
    In nursing school, we sewed on patches carrying the school logo and "Student nurse" on them, and patients had no trouble discerning the students from the staff--but they did have trouble telling the nurses from the CNA's, the RT's, PT's, and the U.S's.

    I even goofed once, thought a Doc was the Doc's ARNP :imbar
    Thankfully, she was very gracious about it.

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Nurse patches