What's the deal with scrubs? - page 3

Hey guys do you get to choose the color of scrubs that you're wearing or does it depend on which department of hte hospital you work at? Can I buy white scrubs if I love the color?... Read More

  1. by   Wuiteroz
    Originally posted by Rapheal
    We get to wear scrubs of our choice. I do not like white scrubs because of the way they look about 3 hours into the shift. I learned this the hard way in nursing school.
    Oh lol
    Yeah I was thinking that there would be that problem with white
    I'd have to get a lot of sets of scrubs to change everyday
    It's just nice to know that I have a choice.
  2. by   Wuiteroz
    I guess it really depends on the area where you work.
    The replies are so different.
  3. by   RN4jewels
    I liked the white pants and lab coat policy we had in the medical office. I too wore professional type shirts and jewelry and did receive more respect. Now it teal green pants, tops, and jackets tho the jackets can have either of the two color combo brushstrokes designs. ICK, HATE IT, and I have to buy my own. I hated this hospitals dress code so much, I was starting to base my decision to not work there on it. O WELL.
  4. by   kids
    I wearing having to wear scrubs again after 4 years working in jobs where we wore street clothes. I am glad I hadn't gotten rid of mine but they are barely fitting (*sob* I am no longer a size medium). I ordered 5 pair of pants & 5 tops online last night, I am really hoping the rear-end seams hold out until they get here.

    BTW, if anyone is interested in some good sites for cheap name brand scrubs PM me, I have a pretty good list...I got 5 Winnie the Pooh tops (Barco) for <$20 each (I work Peds).

    If I worked somewhere that required a specific color I think I could still have fun with it. You can get many of the common colors in some unusual fabrics, saw some (light weight) corduroy ones where you can mix & match fine & wide wale, linen & linen blends, sanded, tencel blend etc.
    Last edit by kids on Apr 18, '03
  5. by   Sardonica
    I wear any color of scrubs I want unless I work on a unit that supplies them............I do have white scrubs.....and the patients often compliment me when I wear them.....for looking so "professional".....by the end of a shift----that "professional" look is a mess!
    ~Sardonica
  6. by   Morganskylar
    In the hospital I work at you a few of the dept. have scurbs and there are color specific for that area. On most of the floors you can wear any color you want except for black.
  7. by   litebrite
    WAIT until you know the hospitals policy!!!
  8. by   win
    we can wear any scrubs we choose, that part is nice. But they get pricy for someone who can't sew!
  9. by   Wuiteroz
    Originally posted by win
    we can wear any scrubs we choose, that part is nice. But they get pricy for someone who can't sew!
    lol I better learn how to sew then
    Well I can knit, can you wear knitted scrubs?
  10. by   GPatty
    We can wear anything we want to, and I like my different colors, but I have noticed that the older people like me to wear white (I work in LTC).
    I think maybe soon, I'm going to go buy a new pattern and try my hand at making some. I've recently lost 30 pounds (YEA!!!) and my others just hang, don't look to good anymore.
  11. by   healingtouchRN
    I am just happy when staff shows up with a pen, a stethoscope & some shoes on! Please bathe at least weekly!:chuckle
  12. by   1savvydiva
    Originally posted by healingtouchRN
    I am just happy when staff shows up with a pen, a stethoscope & some shoes on! Please bathe at least weekly!:chuckle
    :chuckle
  13. by   simbawicz
    Wait to buy scrubs. We are color coded: nurses (both RN and LPN) can wear navy or white or both. No exceptions. Our children's hospital is white or navy pants and a licensed cartoon character scrub top or jacket, but no other colors. Other staff is also color coded; you can tell what a person does by what color s/he wears.

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