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- May 17, '12 by StephalumpAnd people wonder why this kind of thread is considered inappropriate by some people. It's gone from questionably rude to DEFINITELY rude. Nothing more than a bandwagon for better-than-thous to jump on. Birds of a feather flock together and only seem to get more foul in groups.
Edit: The "foul" pun was totally not intended, but I think I like it.Last edit by Stephalump on May 17, '12
- May 17, '12 by CecixLIAt 23, I don't look scary without makeup!!! Lol that sucks I guess!
- May 17, '12 by OnlybyHisgraceRNQuote from CecixLII really do. I guess I'm just use to wearing it, and I think I look scary when I don't...ofcourse fam. and friends say I'm beautiful with or without foundation but once again it's my preference.At 23, I don't look scary without makeup!!! Lol that sucks I guess!
- May 17, '12 by CrazierThanYouI am dying here! This is GREAT!
Okay, anyway. Like another poster said, the smoking issue has been run into the ground.
I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how anyone would WANT to do a nurse's job with their hair hanging down in their (and everyone else's) face.
Make up is a personal choice, I think. I wouldn't judge someone based on whether or not they're wearing make up. Some people look great without it and some people look horrible with it. I think I look better with it but I have a cousin whose face is a make up virgin. She looks great. I don't. I know another woman who looks like the Joker. I'm not joking.
Fingernails? I hate to see a nurse or other health care professional with big, nasty, fake nails. I wouldn't say one must have a manicure though...
- May 17, '12 by MPKHThere's a big difference to being hygienic and well groomed to being polished. I'm 24, and I have never worn make up to work, nor manicured my nails in preparation for work (aside--I thought that nurses weren't allowed to wear nail polish or fake nails anyway). You can look professional without the make up and nails--the same way you can look good without brand name clothes.
- May 17, '12 by Been there,done thatThis is not hard to do. I'm 60 years old. I take a shower, put on a little make-up, brush my teeth and wear clean scrubs that don't show anything that needs to be covered up.
Tats, piercings, and long nails are UNPROFESSIONAL. Sorry if you have a tattoo, but they have negative connotations to a lot of our patients, (the elderly).
Currently working with a nurse that is even older than me(gasp).. I can tell when she arrives on the unit... the smell of her perfume arrives on the unit before she does... her fake, poorly kept bright green nails and her 20 bracelets on each arm..
scream... I have no plans on providing hands on care... and who would want her to.
Can't understand what there is to debate.
- May 17, '12 by healthstarThere are so many nurses out there who just don't give a damn about their looks, makeup hasn't killed anyone, it is designed to be used. That's what makes us feminine. Anyone can find 5 -10 minutes for themselves . You don't have to look like Rainbow, use nude, neutral colors. This bothers me the most: nurses who wear super tight scrubs, first I can see your thongs/ underwear a mile away, second I can see your Cellulites, 3r buy better scrubs!
- May 17, '12 by Nurse MaruQuote from Been there,done thatIt's not just the elderly in my area of the country. In the heart of the country, tattoos are still considered to be mostly for "a certain kind of person." About the only acceptable occurrence is an older, usually Army or Navy Veteran with a service tat, and even then it's considered a bit eccentric.Sorry if you have a tattoo, but they have negative connotations to a lot of our patients, (the elderly).
That's just how it is right now. The more affluent girls in particular who find themselves in their mid to upper 20's or early 30's with tats they got impulsively and now regret keep the dermatologists in very high demand.
I think it's a question of norms in your area, what you are willing to do to reach your goal and how you wish to be seen.
My very fondest wishes to anyone who is passionate and dedicated enough to take on the challenge of working through nursing school and becoming a NURSE. It's going to be so much harder than you imagined, but in the end, worth so much more. Best of luck to you.Last edit by Nurse Maru on May 18, '12 : Reason: Putting back. Was the right thread after all.
- May 17, '12 by carrie_cI hate seeing nurses in tight scrubs too. There really is no excuse to wear them at my work because we have to wear hospital provided scrubs, and there's a huge shelf with all sizes. So if one is too tight just grab the next size up. You wouldn't think it would be too hard, but I guess it is for a few of them, lol.
- May 18, '12 by carrie_cI also hate tattoos. I will probably get beat up for saying this, but they are just trashy and ugly and I don't know why anyone wants to get them. There. Let the beatings begin.