I know a lot of nursing schools
still require nursing students to wear those horrible bandmaster poplin uniforms. We recently convinced our faculty to let us change to red scrub tops with black scrub pants; those are our school colors. After the change, and after uniforms were already purchased "some concerns were voiced" by students and faculty and the uniform was changed to either black or white pants. HA! Like any nursing student will choose to wear white pants if he/she has a choice. Anyway, we finally dug up the reason for the **change** supposedly those are gang colors... I guess there's a real problem with the Latin Disciples infiltrating the ICU nurse population LOL
Sep 2, '06
I'll wear a white shirt any day, but any job that requires white pants would be a job i'd either turn in my notice for, or wouldn't even apply for, because of a personal issue.
The cap looks lovely on my bookshelf next to my student's nametag, where it'll stay.
Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Sep 2, '06
Sep 2, '06
"....I guess there's a real problem with the Latin Disciples infiltrating the ICU nurse population ...."
Well, think about this scenario: a GSW comes in, gang related, the victim and/or his friends wake up to see you wearing black and red. Particularly bad if your ethnicity, age and sex matches that of the gang.
I wish I had a picture to post to show our student uniforms: medium blue dresses w/stiffly starched collars and cuffs (@ least they were short sleeves), a stiffly starched white pinafore w/crossed straps in the back, came to about 2-3" below our knees, white hose, white shoes, and, of course, a cap. We also had a medium blue sweater and a navy blue cap w/gray lining.
The 2 guys in our class had white cotton outfits--they looked like dentists or maybe ice cream men. On the plus side--the hospital did the laundry. Or @ least most of it.
This picture is similar:
Last edit by prmenrs on Sep 2, '06