uniforms are killing us - page 8

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   Flynurse
    I don't really have an opinion either way... "To each his own!"

    Call me old fashioned, but I prefer wearing a crisp white uniform. My sneakers are all white and sometimes I wear white stocking (usually the circulation support ones). I even was asked by a few nurses one day if I was a student. How sad! However, I do like wearing print warm-up jackets. I always get complimented on how professional I look(even with the jacket). As far as cartoon jackets...is it considered age appropriate if the cartoon is Betty Boop?????? That WAS a popular cartoon in the 1930's. And what about "I Love Lucy" jacket.....again 1950's.

    I guess we all have our own tastes and we're all going to dress different.
  2. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by brefni
    Sorry to those who think those printed tops are great. I can't get over the childish, pajama party look of them. Come on guys, how serious can you be taken with baby bunnies jumping all over your lapel!
    Catherine
    I am a good nurse. I give my patients the best care that I know how to provide. My uniforms are always clean and bright. How can you judge someone's ability and knowledge based on the print of a darn scrub shirt?

    I really believe nursing has more pressing issues to deal with than white vs. colored print uniforms.
  3. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by kimmicoobug
    I like the prints and various stuff. I would hate to have to wear all white or just one color. I am a big fan of boot cut pants. I would love it if someone invented a pair of boot cut scrubs, and lower-waisted, at that. Somehow I don't think that will happen anytime soon.

    Have you seen the scrubs with flared legs? Don't know about the waist, but they're kinda like boot-cut pants.
  4. by   Nurse Keli
    Peaches makes a boot-cut type pant, not lower waisted though;
    BUMMER
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    god i'm feelin' old..ok..i have no prob whatsoever with printed scrubs. unsure about bootcut...think that's toing the edge...but i think low-rider scrub pants would be totally inappropriate and unprofessional. work is not the place to be sporting clothes to flash a tummy or a section of lower back skin!!!!
  6. by   psychonurse
    I like my "It's Raining Cats & Dogs" top and my Betty Boop shirt. I work in corrections and I know that some people feel that this is not really a real nursing job, but I think that we work just as hard as all other nurses. I feel like we have a lot of autonomy and the inmates respect us most of the time. The inmates get a kick out of our different kinds of tops and I still think that I am as professional as any other nurse. I also keep my hair and my nails cut very short. Most of the time I only wear one or two pair of earrings but they are both in my ears thank you
  7. by   NICU_Nurse
    You know, generally, I am in favor of the bright scrub tops- certainly not all of them, but I agree that patients (at least some I have worked with) have always been very positive about them. I've found that it does sort of take the edge off of the hospitalization experience, and make a sterile, unkind place feel a little softer and warmer. I have one problem. At our work place, and we are attempting to change this ASAP, they have been wearing these 'Special Delivery' scrub tops- ciel blue with babies and storks on them? Very cute. Parents love them. Fade like a ***ch, though. After five washings, the dark ciel blue has turned faded, and all the colors fade away. Now, who throws print tops away after five washings? No one. What happens is that these faded tops, which continue fading until they look even more horrendous, are worn for at least a year before new ones are bought. Some coworkers wear them longer than that, and the blue is such a pale shade of baby blue by the time they chuck them it's just an eyesore! It looks horribly unprofessional, IMHO. They look great brand new, but they certainly don't stay that way!
  8. by   diablo
    In Sept.each dept of our hospital will be required to wear certain colors.The floor I work (Medical) must wear solid black or solid pants and a checked top.I wouldn't mind colors,but BLACK!! Ridiculous!!
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by diablo
    In Sept.each dept of our hospital will be required to wear certain colors.The floor I work (Medical) must wear solid black or solid pants and a checked top.I wouldn't mind colors,but BLACK!! Ridiculous!!
    ugh.
  10. by   ERNurse752
    All you need now is a hood and a sickle...
  11. by   whipping girl in 07
    Originally posted by kimmicoobug
    I would love it if someone invented a pair of boot cut scrubs, and lower-waisted, at that.
    I have some boot cut scrub pants made by Peaches.
  12. by   ragingmomster
    Please save me from WHITE!!! While I don't go in for the cartoons, (don't work in peds) I hate the idea of my undergarments showing through my clothes!
  13. by   ragingmomster
    Please save me from WHITE. While I don't go in for the cartoons, (don't work in peds) I hate the thought of my undergarments showing through my uniform!

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