Hi. I haven't been a an RN very long but I have been happily collecting and sewing cute cute scrubs
. I recently went on vacation in Florida and of course found an adorable scrub suit while I was there. I couldn't wait to wear it when I got back. My first day back, wearing my new scrubs, I heard that the director of nursing has decided that the nursing staff will wear plain navy or plain white scrubs beginning in January 2008. :uhoh21:
Why would this requirement be mandated to nurses? Press-Gainey replies that state that patients have a difficult time determining who is their nurse vs. phlebotomist vs. RRT vs. PT/OT, etc. Because, we all wear scrubs?
I am thinking that the color of our scrubs might complicate matters further. At our hospital, Nutrition Services staff wears khaki pants and NAVY polo shirts. Engineering/Maintainance wears all Navy. Students from 3 of the local colleges are required to wear all white. Another requires all navy and another requires solid white with a light blue vest. So how can making the nurses wear navy and white identify us better to our patients? Has this happened to any of you? Is there any way to stop it?