uniforms are killing us - page 14

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


    C-Diff?
  2. by   crzynrse
    LOL baseline!
  3. by   Token Male
    As the lady once said,"I'm Proud and Blonde of it."
    but back to uniformity; If we don't look professional we do not get treasted as professional. Having said that however there is a place in Paeds and Midwifery for a more relaxed look but more relaxed does not mean non-profressional nor un tidy. A compromise between the starced whites and veil of my youth (Now there's a fantasy) and the cartoon gear that is allowed in some adult nursing environments must be found. Always professionals should look like professionals not pro's.
  4. by   Wuiteroz
    I don't see anything wrong with prints and pictures on the uniforms. Most of the nurses who do this, do it to cheer up patients and bring smiles to their faces.
    To bring something colorful and happy. Hospitals are so depressing and plain.
    I know many nurses who wear printed uniforms and their patients love it and look forward to seeing the dif decorations when it's their time to work.
  5. by   coowip
    i love wearing printed uniorms. it totally shows that you have a personality. a lot of compliments get paid to the staff for that. i did have one old lady tell me that we should wear more flowery tops and leave the poor animals alone. she was a crazy old bat anyway. what does she know! ha ha. and of course you get the old men tha want you to get out of whatever you are wearing so it doesn't matter what you are wearring, hite, green purple, flowers, animals, or nothing as long as you do your job properly.
  6. by   clhsunfire
    I do think that you should wear what you like. although, having a certain color uniform for each title, CNA, RN, etc. sounds like a pretty interesting idea...... at least people would know if you were a tech, an assistant , a nurse, whatever.
  7. by   saccharin
    i followed this thread from the start, but i lost it a couple pages in. so this question MIGHT have been asked already, but i doubt it. ok, so i was looking at some scrubs websites and some of them offer nurse dresses. are nurses still allowed to wear dresses? or is that outdated and not allowed anymore? i think some of them look decent but i dont know if you could work properly in them.
  8. by   P_RN
    I'd wear one if *I* wanted to and not worry. And yes some Nurses still wear dresses. I have several "scrub" type dresses that I really like. Just wear panty hose that are a little more opaque if you're worried about revealing! I also had several ankle length skirts in navy and teal that really looked good with a white top. Got a lot of compliments. Of course most days it was plain old scrubs.
  9. by   ShandyLynnRN
    nurses at my hospital are allowed to wear nursing dresses, but our policy says they have to wear white hose with them. I also know a pentocostal nurse that makes her own calf length scrub skirts to wear with regular scrub tops. I think she just wears regular hose with them though. I really can't remember.
  10. by   Mint Julip
    Ok I have to add my 2 cents. I only wear colored tops. Never, ever wear white. I think it's too plain and sterile looking. Prefer pastels and small print designs (nothing too flashy).

    When I was a student, I vividly remember one nurse who was partial to spandex. She wore it with her top tucked in no less.
    I thought it made her look cheap and unprofessional. I'm sorry, but spandex is not appropriate attire in a medical setting.

    She also took a bath in her perfume before coming to work every day. Just imagine already being nauseous and having her stroll into your room. Bleck!!

    She reminded me of Peg Bundy, big red hair and all.
  11. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by Mint Julip
    Ok I have to add my 2 cents. I only wear colored tops. Never, ever wear white. I think it's too plain and sterile looking. Prefer pastels and small print designs (nothing too flashy).

    When I was a student, I vividly remember one nurse who was partial to spandex. She wore it with her top tucked in no less.
    I thought it made her look cheap and unprofessional. I'm sorry, but spandex is not appropriate attire in a medical setting.

    She also took a bath in her perfume before coming to work every day. Just imagine already being nauseous and having her stroll into your room. Bleck!!

    She reminded me of Peg Bundy, big red hair and all.

    Somone actually let her wear Spandex????
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   yougohelen
    I agree about the fingernails! YUCK! But, I disagree about the
    white uniform looking the best. I think white uniforms are for bakers. White uniforms get dingy and stained. That is not very
    professional looking. I like the colored uniforms. They sort of give
    you a nice lift. Some of the prints are just "too cutesy"for my
    taste. But, to each his own!
  13. by   Rhoresmith
    Well everyone get ready to yell at me!!!
    I am getting ready to start nursing school in the fall and I am 42 and have wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl sooo what I would like to at least have when I graduate is a nursing cap. Our school doesn't even have a capping anymore. I am very diappointed always dreamed of having that cap and a crisp white uniform... I think the scrubs are more practical but for at least graduation I would like to have the cap You know part of the little girls dream I think most to the older people going in remember those caps and that look and would feel the same okay start in on me lol


    Rhonda

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