provocative undergarments - page 3

:uhoh3: Nurses who wear provocative undergarments under white scrub pants & low-cut tops, how are they affecting the image of nursing as a profession? Does this represent the initial view of nursing... Read More

  1. by   Dplear
    Does this represent the initial view of nursing in the 1800s?
    This statement alone scares me. I sure would hope it does not represent the view of nursing in the 1800's. Glorified hand maidens to the doc's and looked upon as mere servants.

    Dave...who does not care what underwear you are wearing or even if you are wearing any as long as you can do the job.
  2. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from SnowymtnRN
    and beautiful without all that crap.

    When i was in school, they said beige or white full cut underwear was the only thing acceptable. AND we had unplanned panty checks! lol

    Unplanned panty checks???? How in the heck did your school get away with that?
  3. by   SnowymtnRN
    Quote from SharonMH31
    Unplanned panty checks???? How in the heck did your school get away with that?
    HONESTLY i don't know! It was usually a "uniform" check, and they'd tell us to stand in a line (a few at a time) while they scoped out our dress. They'd look for regulation smocks, the right socks/hose and tell us to turn around and bend over. HONESTLY they made it more fun than anything, and there were some who pushed the line with it. But the teachers were pretty good about saying "ok those panties don't work here. need to change ok?" and let it be after that.

    PROBABLY is illegal tho now that i think about it. :imbar
  4. by   Ex130Load
    The length of this discussion has jumped dramatically in the last 24 hours. Like skimpy and or highlighted undies, it makes for interesting observations which I'll keep to myself. Must admit, didn't have these dynamics in my last male dominated work environment. A refreshing change of pace.
  5. by   luckymichelle
    Okay I have a question...

    Let me just preface this by saying that I'm a first year nursing student, so I'm pretty darn naieve and tend to believe whatever my nursing instructors tell me...

    I am a thong wearer or a no-seam bikini wearer.... I would never let anythingn show, trust me!

    But, we were told the first week of school that we all must wear full cotton white or nude briefs. Thongs, etc allow for peritneal fallout. Is this true????
    Or, am I just a gullable first year nursing student? :uhoh21:

    Michelle
  6. by   Ex130Load
    OMG Perineal fallout?! LOL This just keeps getting better and better. That description reminds me of Janet Jackson and her "wardrobe malfunction". After wiping the tears from my eyes, I seriously just can't image any uniform that would allow that degree of resolution. I 'spose it is possible to wear something that tight and sheer so as to allow perineal visualization. Wouldn't the discomfort factor have kicked long before and are some uniforms that thin? Ninety-nine percent of my classmates wear colored uniforms instead of the white option.
  7. by   laughingfairy
    I'm a large busted woman and I work in long term care. After assisting the same resident with "coughing" several times I started wearing tshirts or turtle necks under my scrub tops. He was in a reclineing chair and I had to lean over to assist him to sit up. It took 3 times for me to relize that he was doing it on purpose to look down my top.

    Before that I had stopped wearing white when I had a resident who consistently would "accidently" spill water down the front of me every time I wore a white top.

    It made me very uncomfortable. I can't imagine wanting to "show it off" top or bottom.
  8. by   1OldDinosaurRN
    :imbar What in the world is perineal fallout?????
  9. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Our regional health authority introduced a formal dress code back in the fall. It applies to all employees, with specific sections for direct caregivers, students, and any other classification one can think of. Those of us providing direct care are required to wear short sleeved uniforms. Whatever we wear must be commercially available as a uniform, ie scrubs, two piece matched uniforms, etc. and may be any colour we choose. The underwear thing was explicitly covered, and "inappropriate displays such as excessive cleavage" are prohibited. We are also prohibited from wearing yellow isolation gowns over our uniforms as warm-ups, which I can fully understand, but they better start heating the building at night! The dress code isn't interpreted the same way in all areas, and in our unit, the interpretation is as literal as it can get. I used to wear t-shirts with Disney or Sesame St characters on them, and no longer can do that, while nurses on other units are still wearing whatever they want. Makes me a tad irate. :angryfire We may wear OR greens if we wish. A month or so after the dress code went into affect, the hospital where I work instituted a greens control program to decrease the number of sets going missing each year. So now if we want to wear greens we have to have authorization from our manager, a password to allow access to the dispenser, and we may only have two sets out at a time. The scrubs come out of the dispenser looking like accordions. How is this supposed to improve our professional image? And we are not allowed to wear our greens off premises, even to run across the street for coffee in the middle of the night. (Our cafeteria closes at 2300 every night and there is nowhere in the building to get a decent cup of coffee or a hot meal on nights.) They have posted security at the exits to ensure that NO greens leave the building. The smokers are really upset! Oh and if you wear your own clothing to work and experience a "body fluid spill" (you know the ones I mean! ) the manager or delegate may obtain greens for you to change into... but you may not wear them out of the building. Our area doesn't have lockers in which to keep a change of clothes, so I guess if it happens to me, I'm going home in my skivvies! :imbar

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