uniforms are killing us - page 13

What do you all think of current nursing wear. it kills me to go up to a adult floor and see RN's wearing all these crazy looking tops with cartoons and teddy bears on them. personally i see why some... Read More

  1. by   Merry1
    I have been an all whites nurse for years but some of the stuff I see for nurses out now is Great! I love it. High function, great patterns and styles. Give me a nurse wearing Sponge Bob with short nails anyday over a nurse in "whites" (all you do is leave tell tail trails of where you have been and what you have been doing when you wear the white) and long nails and hair in her/his face and mine.
  2. by   niasmama
    I work in LTC and have several colored tops and some prints,the residents love the prints and always make coments about them,have even had some say they want them when I get tired of them
  3. by   Ortho_RN
    Originally posted by navynurse29
    GatorRn, while I can appreciate what you are saying about the cheerful tops in what I know first hand can be a very depressing setting, I am not sure I would take the news very well about a loved ones death with Yosemite Sam or Sylvester staring me in the face while I heard about it. Don't get me wrong, I love the Looney Tunes just as much as the next person, I am just not sure the unit is the place for it.
    I can guarantee if someone is giving me news about a loved ones death, I could CARELESS what they are wearing.. Probably wouldn't even remember it....

    Geesh...
  4. by   Nurse Izzy
    I took my dad with me to a uniform shop shortly after I started school. He wandered around looking at all the "neat" scrubs while I was there buying my whites. After we left, he made the comment about how neat it was that not all nurses have to look just alike and how nice it was to have left the white dress and cap behind. In his opinion, (note - opinion) the different prints make for a "happy" environment. He and I did agree that Blues Clues and Spongebob really belong on a pedes floor but then again, one of my best friends, who is in her mid-30s loves Spongebob so going into her room with that top would be great. I do think that the various scrubs give each of us a bit of independence in expressing our personalities and that it can also help relax a patient - either by being an ice breaker (the chili peppers!) or by subconsciously telling them that this person isn't exactly stuffy. But, here's my question - does stuffy equate to ability in the pts mind?
  5. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Originally posted by nurs2b
    I can guarantee if someone is giving me news about a loved ones death, I could CARELESS what they are wearing.. Probably wouldn't even remember it....

    Geesh...

    I see your point but I think you totally missed mine.
  6. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by nurs2b
    I can guarantee if someone is giving me news about a loved ones death, I could CARELESS what they are wearing.. Probably wouldn't even remember it....

    Geesh...
    I worked in the ED, where delivering bad news was not an uncommon event. I never had anyone comment that the news was harder to take because I was wearing scrubs with shamrocks/baseballs/cats, etc. Having been on the end of receiving bad news, I can't recall at all what the nurse and doctor were wearing.
  7. by   luvrn
    Ugh white....they get dirty faster....hmmm...all accidents show on them, don't know about you all but when I worked in the hospital, lots of times on my knees looking for something that rolled under the bed....ect....but I hate too much perfume, really any at all, long nails, long hair getting into patients wounds, sloppy scubs, scruffy dirty shoes, and yes we had a nurse that wore shoes that she shoveled horse manure in to work....couldn't understand why she was made to go home and change....hmmmmm
  8. by   coowip
    I DID IN THE PAST HAVE VERY LONG HAIR, BUT I ALWAYS TIED IT BACK. tHE WHOLE THING ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ***** ABOUT THE UNIFORMS BUT STILL HAVE WILD LOOKS LIKE MAKEUP FROM OUTERSPACE, SPARKLES IN THE CLEAVAGE, AND EXTREMLY WILDLY PAINTED NAILS AND SUPER LLONG NAILS SHOULD REALLY GET A LIFE BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING AGAINST THE "PROFFESSIONAL CODE OF NURSING" SOMEONE ELSE SAID ITS NOT THE DUDS ITS THE DEEDS. a FUNNY STORY ABOUT IST SEMESTER NURSING. THERE WAS A NEW NURSE THAT I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH THAT GOT SENT HOME ON HER VERY FIRST DAY BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT YOU COULD SEE EVERYTHING FROM HER THONG UNDERWEAR TO HER CLEAVAGE TYPE BRA BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT HER UNIFORM WAS ABOUT TWO SIZES TOO SMALL. fUNNY FUNNY, HA, HA. WAS THIS FROM A PORN SHOP OR WHAT.
  9. by   ShandyLynnRN
    coowip, what's with the all-caps in your post? Are you angry, or did you just not know that all caps implies yelling in the cyber world?
  10. by   coowip
    IM SORRY the caps lock is always on in our hospital and this is where I have access to a computer. It is just habbit forming i guess. i will try and remember to take off the caps lock next time.
  11. by   P_RN
    Welcome coowip

    I'd forgotten that, our CAPS were always on too. Funny what you forget......
  12. by   nursedawn67
    I don't think it matters what color/print you wear as long as your uniform is neat and clean...alot of my residents tell me they like all the different uniforms, it brightens their day.
  13. by   crzynrse
    I do think some of the uniforms I have seen lately are a little over the top, but I believe most are ok. I make alot of my own scrubs and usually wear soft patterns with pastel colors, but I get the most compliments on my rugrats top
    I think if it is clean and not wrinkled that is more important. I also agree- The attitude and your professionalism are what matters!

    And the long finger nails just gross me out! God knows what is growing under there!!!!!

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