Oooohhhh, Now I feel cosmopoliten, do you ALL wear scrubs? - page 6

Heya!!, wow, Im a british male student nurse, and firstly, hi! secondly do all nurse in the US, austraila, everywhere infact wear scrubs? I dont, I wish I did, "surgical blues" (scrubs) are so... Read More

  1. by   OzNurse69
    Originally posted by ayemmeff
    You have no idea how many pornsites I had to wade through to get this!!!!!
    Just got what you meant -- you put "nurse uniform" into your search engine, didn't you?? Silly billy!!!!
  2. by   BritishStudent
    Originally posted by rncountry
    Funny that, mine too! But then it helps to get by in the job. You know Brit, I'm thinking your pretty ok.
    Originally posted by aus nurse
    I think you're OK too britstudent. From one in the colonies, I think it is funny too.
    :kiss I feel loved!
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Scrubs for OB, provided by the hospital. Ugly blue, and the same as house keeping...Working on letting us wear our own...Sometimes when you get to work, there are none in your size, which makes for an interesting shift.....
  4. by   BritishStudent
    Oh god yes!! :chuckle today I went down to theatre (OR) to watch and lap' choly' (laparscopic cholysystecomy (Arrgggh!!, big words ) so yey, got to wear srubs!

    Im normaly an XL (6'3" dont you know, and very broard across the chest)

    all they had was an XXL top that showed off my entire chest (sucks to have a hairy chest at 20) and L trousers a size too small, all in all I looked like a really bad dutch porn star:roll
  5. by   ayemmeff
    Originally posted by BritishStudent
    Oh god yes!! :chuckle today I went down to theatre (OR) to watch and lap' choly' (laparscopic cholysystecomy (Arrgggh!!, big words ) so yey, got to wear srubs!

    Im normaly an XL (6'3" dont you know, and very broard across the chest)

    all they had was an XXL top that showed off my entire chest (sucks to have a hairy chest at 20) and L trousers a size too small, all in all I looked like a really bad dutch porn star:roll
    All that bean-eating not stunted your growth then?

    Are there any really good Dutch porn stars????????

    Also are there any nurses out there who have worked in the UK and another country?It would be really interesting to have your input.
    Last edit by ayemmeff on Jan 14, '03
  6. by   BritishStudent
    I worked as a HCA / camp councilour in the US for 6 months, working with severe physical and learning disabilities

    (mostly wheelchairs)
    (mostly non electric wheelchairs)
    (lost 45 pounds in those 6 months )


    that was cool... the big thing I noticed is that student nurses are employes, not students. and thats kinda cool, kinda wierd. (they were doing the community collage course mention before in this thread)

    Also met my first nursey role model, she was soooo cool!, she seemed to be in complete control of everything, never lost her cool, totaly informed, but so much fun.. like sociopaths!

    God, I cant wait to be a nurse....
  7. by   karenG
    well British student, if your training where I think I you are, you have my sympathies............but your training is in a lot of ways better than mine! we worked 40hr wks on the ward while training- and worked the hours sister told us to! I worked nights one christmas and new year cos thats what students did! this job is poorly paid, everywhere it would seem. BUT you will get a qualification that will enable you to travel and work around the world. so stick with it- and we lived on kentucky fried chicken when I was a student- had to save most of our money for beer!!

    I am a nurse practitioner- its taken more years of study to get here than I care to count. I get paid H grade and it makes me cross to think that new graduates in other professions earn more than me. somehow dont think Beverly Malone will change that! but its a great job............oh and I wish you'd learn to spell!! be glad I am not one of your teachers!!!

    Karen
  8. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    When I worked at an inpatient hospice unit, we wore (nice) street clothes. I prefer scrubs, because you don't have to think about what to wear.

    I wish hospitals and other facilities would not permit their housekeeping staff to wear scrubs. It's hard to tell the janitors from the nurses. I think that that is what the hospitals intend! Makes it look like there are more nurses on duty that there really are.

    A couple weeks ago, I entered an animal grooming business, and saw that all the dog bathers were wearing scrubs!

    Seems that everybody wants to get into the act.
  9. by   rncountry
    Karen, curious what do you think of Beverly Malone? She is still the head of the RNC then?

    Britstudent, a dutch porn star....just the thought :roll
    Where in the states did you spend time?
  10. by   Barb(Old Biddy)
    Your tunic uniforms are lovely and so "professional appearing"! OOPS, bad word! We don't want to look"too" good. Our PJ's will do.
  11. by   mario_ragucci
    Since my tastes are for functional and pedestrian, i go for solid colors...Scrubs. Out of respect for the people that are around me, I want them to know that my clothing is clean by just looking at me. Not trying to hide anything. Everyone has a different body shape, but not all are accepted by western culture. We hate you if you appear over-weight.
    If I was in the hospital and my nurse came up to me in a. street clothes or b. clean solid scrubs...I'd have more trust up front for clean scrubs. The is a RN who wears neat street clothes and is an excellent RN, so it isn't a standard. My skin perfusion shows a pleasant appearance with solid colors. I'm sorry :-(
  12. by   BritishStudent
    Originally posted by rncountry

    Where in the states did you spend time?
    I worked in grand rapids, michiagin (thats not a misspelling, I just dont know how to spell the state)

    Bah!, I wish I could learn to spell more than you guys do- actualy Im just getting ready for when im a nurse prescriber so I can write unreadable notes... I might have to start signing with an X too
  13. by   karenG
    hey. I'm a nurse prescriber and they go overboard about writing legible scripts...........so keep trying!!

    Beverly Malone....not sure what I think about her. heard her talk at the nurse practitioner conference last sept. was a little like - have script, insert nurse group name! not sure I like being referred to as the lunatic fringe of nursing!! she is costing the RCN a fortune, we pay her a salary and on top of that (if my understanding is correct) we pay her accomodation and flights home. she is doing alot of talking and supposed to be working with the gov to get us a decent pay rise but nothing yet. so still not sure what I think of her. as they say, she can talk the talk but yet to see her walk the walk!!!

    Karen

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