Small nose piercings at work?

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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 get a job at a hospital the dress code will require me to take my nose piercing out. I am interested in hearing about your experiences with this! Thank you!
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    Quote from SarahAnn10
    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 get a job at a hospital the dress code will require me to take my nose piercing out. I am interested in hearing about your experiences with this! Thank you!


    my nursing school requires them be removed. one set of earings in the ears is the only allowed thing.
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    Quote from lpnstudentin2010
    my nursing school requires them be removed. one set of earrings in the ears is the only allowed thing.
    Mine too. A few students got upset about it and complained but they didn't get very far. They were told that this is not only a school rule but also a facility rule where we all do our clinicals. The dress code, which covers hair styles and jewelry and piercings, is clearly outlined in our acceptance so they were told that they knew of the policy before applying to school and that there were that many students that would gladly take their place if they didn't like the rules.

    There are about 3 major facilities in our area and none of them allow any piercings other than the ears and require that any visible tattoos be covered.
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    I honestly don't remember what the guidelines were in school, but at the small hospital where I work small nose piercings are acceptable. We are also allowed any number of ear piercings, as long as they don't interfere with work, and one ring on each hand. We are also allowed to have visible tattoos, and the more I read here, the more I'm glad for my little facility.
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    The hospital I work at has a pretty strict dress code, and still allows one small stud. I remember that my nursing school forbade it, though.
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    Most rules say to not wear them but I have seen many nurses with them and I barely notice them because they look like a speck of glitter. I would not wear them in clinical school situations but it should be ok for jobs so long as it is very tiny.
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    We just received memo regarding tatoos and piercings--piercings only in ears and tatoos covered while at work--but the memo also states that we have to wear undergarments! Which made everyone laugh! I think as long as its not tacky and gaudy and in "good taste", we are professionals after all!
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    I have a nose stud and have no plans to take it out for school. They make clear studs for this type of situation and I will see if they will allow that. I will only take it out if I absolutely have no other choice.
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    While a little stud can often look cute, most establishments are going to say it's a no-go. There are other things to think about too...some elderly pts or their family may not respect you as much, no matter your skills. (I'm not saying that SHOULD BE, but sometimes it is that way). Regardless, you want their trust. Also, you may increase your chances of developing a nasty skin infection if you were unfortunate enough to be splashed in the face by bodily fluids...and it happens!!
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    Most nursing schools don't allow it even if the clinical facility does.


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