Cinical uniform..love it or hate it? - page 3

we went in on thursday for an orientation for school. we were fitted for our clinical uniform. i was pleasantly surprised. our uniforms are a ceil blue scrub that has our school emblem patch! looks... Read More

  1. by   Clarise
    We wear navy blue polo shirts with matching navy blue pants with the seam down the middle. Ugly, but not that bad. When I hear all white I know it could be much worse!
  2. by   dodgerla
    I understand I have a hard time finding scrubs small enough too. I think all of the ones that I own are too big. I don't know of any schools that make their students wear dresses anymore. Mine are all purple and we look like big grapes, but they're really pretty good compared to what they could be!!!! Good luck in school.
  3. by   ShimmyMeli
    yikes! I hate it! It wasn't that bad during the first semester..but I made the mistake of getting the elastic waste and tapered leg ones ( instead of the cool mens drawsting ones) and I gained weight from all the stress...so this semester the pants are squeezing belly and I'm probably going to get compartment syndrome....and my lab coat is so tight that I can only button one button..needless to say I'm sure I'll have to make another investment for the second haf of the nursing program...:trout:
  4. by   DianeMyra
    Quote from future L&Dnurse
    We have to wear navy scrub pants and white scrub tops, and we have to put a patch with our school name on the left shoulder. Beyond that, we are free to choose our own pant style/size/etc.
    This is the same as mine, I like the freedom too. ~ Diane
  5. by   ladyinred667
    We have white polo shirts with our school logo, and then navy elastic waist scrub pants. I really don't like it. It's not comfortable and the white looks dingy after awhile. You can't bleach it or it will fade the logo.

    Still, it could be worse...
  6. by   medchick
    Quote from dodgerla
    I understand I have a hard time finding scrubs small enough too. I think all of the ones that I own are too big. I don't know of any schools that make their students wear dresses anymore. Mine are all purple and we look like big grapes, but they're really pretty good compared to what they could be!!!! Good luck in school.
    Ours were a god awful purple too. At the school I started at (in Hawaii) they were white (had to move half way through due to spouse being military) and purple here in Louisiana. I hated them and we all burned them after graduation.
  7. by   TsavarenaRN
    Hate it. My uniform is a 'feathered' puke green button up top with a collar. It is cut in very sharply in the waist. We have see thru white elastic pants that look like parachute pants (even tho they are my size) and a white lab coat which we are only allowed to wear into the hospital but NOT while caring for pt or on the floor, we have to leave them in a breakfroom or lounge to get lost or stolen. We are usually mistaken for candy strippers. We also had to buy our school patches from the book store at a lovely $10 apiece.
    Give me any color regular scrubs anyday
  8. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from Don3218
    Really??? I've never heard of a nursing program that didn't require a standard uniform for their students. I wanna go where you go!
    We don't have a uniform at Duke either (and I'm ABSN, not MSN). We can wear anything within the Duke Health System policy. The only thing DUSON made us do was buy white shoes - which I really have no right to complain about. At least I can wear them again (although I'm buying periwinkle blue Danskos as soon as I can wear them) and I didn't get stuck buying a bunch of oddly colored (or WHITE) scrubs that I'll want to burn as soon as I've graduated.

    The only other "standard" we have is our lab coat, which is white with the school patch on our right shoulder. But if we're hot on the floor, we don't have to wear it (and our floors are HOT).

    We have STUDENT NURSE in white block capital letters on a Duke blue background on our hospital badges, and being a teaching facility pretty much everyone reads your tag as they're talking to you. Doctors ask us if we're the most recent person to see the patient, get information from us, and we get the primary RNs if there are questions we can't answer.

    So back to the question - I love my clinical uniform, to say the least, but I know how lucky I am to have the privilege of wearing "regular" scrubs. I feel especially sorry for those saddled with some ridiculous color (like the fire engine red one school around here has the students wearing) or WHITE.
  9. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from future L&Dnurse
    We have to wear navy scrub pants and white scrub tops, and we have to put a patch with our school name on the left shoulder. Beyond that, we are free to choose our own pant style/size/etc. I am a big fan of my flared scrub pants and plan to keep them after I graduate. Not so fond of the white shirts, though. Too hard to keep clean.

    I love scrubs, though. It's like wearing pajamas to work. I told my husband that I want to buy a couple of extra pairs of scrub pants to wear on weekends. I don't think he understands that I was serious.
    I own four pairs of scrub pants that I WEAR. And I mean WEAR - as in with sweaters to class and decent looking tops to do errands on the weekends. Several of us in class have taken to wearing them - they look decent and don't have to be ironed. They actually save a lot of time!

    I bought them cheapie cheapie at Wal-Mart for something like ten bucks apiece. I also got a brand-new looking pair at a thrift store for two dollars. I think they'd been worn twice.
  10. by   TheCommuter
    I hated my clinical uniforms, as the white pants were immensely difficult to keep clean.
  11. by   placebo
    We wear navy blue elastic wasted polymix pants, preferably with that seam down the middle but they aren't too fussy.

    The top (choice of 2) is unisex, its kind of large with pockets, it is fairly long and zips up. It is white, with navy blue trim and the school logo in yellow over the left hand upper pocket.

    It is ok, it is fairly comfortable, the pockets are of a useful size.

    I tend to throw on my trainers with the pants, its is quite a professional look.

    This is similar to what the nursing staff wear, navy pants, some kind of loose zip up/button up top (unless in OR or ER where scrubs are common)


    ^

    I think the concept of white pants with a white top is horrid!!
  12. by   zilla704
    Ours are royal blue with a patch from school and that's it. I'm so thankful we don't have to wear white. My hubby had to wear solid white while he was in school and keeping them white drove me crazy!
  13. by   Kiringat
    Navy blue scrubs with school patch and optional lab coat. Love it, although I can't wait to buy a bunch of fun scrubs.

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