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I am currently in college to become a nurse and also thinking about getting my nose pierced. Nothing huge, just a little stud or gemstone. I am worried that when I do have to attend clinicals or... Read More

  1. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    When in LPN school our policy were
    fingernail had to be natural (no acrylics, silk wraps ect) and could not be long enough to be be seen over the tip of the finger.

    only one plain wedding band, (no stones, engagement rings either)

    hair had to be above to collar

    piercings could only be ear LOBE piercing and plain studs only. And it specifally stated NO nose rings, lip rings, eyebrow rings.

    tattoos had to be covered by something..sleeves, bandage etc.

    I'd hold off on doing any new piercings while in school. That goes for getting any tats that are visable
  2. Visit  Zookeeper3 profile page
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    Even the smallest facial piercing is not allowed. only one ear peircing. All tats must be covered. We have no, no exceptions to these rules.

    Anyone with the above, is looked negatively upon in an interview, and other candidates possibly chosen over them. my personal feelings aside, (I don't mind them one bit and have none {except a leg tat that is always covered}, we don't play.

    Just food for thought.
  3. Visit  CrazierThanYou profile page
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    Quote from woahmelly
    What does your nursing student handbook say? In mine there is a strict jewelry policy: 1 pair of studs and one plain ring with no stones.
    Yep, mine too. Along with minimal, natural makeup.
  4. Visit  CrazierThanYou profile page
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    Quote from Zookeeper3
    Even the smallest facial piercing is not allowed. only one ear peircing. All tats must be covered. We have no, no exceptions to these rules.

    Anyone with the above, is looked negatively upon in an interview, and other candidates possibly chosen over them. my personal feelings aside, (I don't mind them one bit and have none {except a leg tat that is always covered}, we don't play.

    Just food for thought.
    I think its safe to say that most nursing schools don't play. The nursing school at the university where I received my Bachelor's is super strict with pretty much everything that pertains to nursing students. Very old fashioned.
  5. Visit  Zookeeper3 profile page
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    we are professional registered nurses, many facilities uphold the standard of appearing professional. we don't have the ability to debate our own personal thoughts as to what that is. if the standard is set, it's up to us, if we want to be gainfully employed to present that. end of story, my own opinions aside. it is what it is.

    i can debate my personal philosophy to management until i'm blue in the face. the policy is policy. want to work... conform. end of story.

    Quote from nvsmom
    that's what i'm saying. ok there are some piercings that would make someone not want to be helped by you, but if it's nothing drastic or even if you have tattoos showing but you are competent with you job...what's the problem? and as far as a safety issue...well patients can pull on your earring of your ear too. so why does it make a difference whether there is one on your nose vs. your ears?
    CT Pixie, klone, and CrazierThanYou like this.
  6. Visit  Rexie68 profile page
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    my nursing school was a bit different, they allowed piercings anywhere in the ear, and small piercings in the nose or eyebrow. tattoos were supposed to be covered due to institutional policies, but most of the time that wasn't enforced, unless the tattoo was large or offensive. then again, my school didn't have us writing care plans either (other than 1 or 2 the first year just so you knew how), so they were definitely more progressive in many ways.

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