The hospital has decreed that all nurses will wear white in the near future. Despite a petition to administration voicing the opinions of the nurses that overwhelmingly the majority of nurses working at the bedside do not want to wear white, the policy has stood firm and the deadline to change to white is rapidly approaching.
My quesion is......do you think that nurses should be forced to wear white? Do you think nurses should all wear the same uniform?
I finished nursing school in 1977 so I actually wore white uniforms (no scrubs) and a cap. It didn't take long to lose the cap and slowly, the trend to wear colored scrubs evolved.
The thought of wearing white all the time just really turns me off. I find it totally impractical and over time, it will gray and stain and tend to need more frequent replacing.
What do you think?
i have spent my entire nursing school career wearing white and have always thought i would never wear white. iwork with many RN's who are very old school and four of five days they are in white. i asked one of them one day why and her response was that it made her feel more professional. probably because it was what they always wore.
i think for me, and maybe some of you on here it is not so much the fact that it it white. if they told you that you had to wear navy everyday you would probably complain just the same. i think the issue is that all of us view ourselves as professionals who are able to make choices for ourselves. after all, did you ever see anyone in a law office color coated??
Last edit by toadie on Jan 11, '05
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