I think that many of us have asked ourselves the same question over and over. Is it important to dress the part? I say yes. Let's look at it this way. When was the last time you trusted a Dr. who looked like a bum to the care of one of your family members? Or how would you feel if your significant other was just brought into the ICU and your Dr. walked up to you smelling of B.O. with grubby clothes on.What about a Dr. who may have showered but hasn't shaved or ironed his clothes? what about Jeans? Do they have a place in the school ? I once again say no. Your instructors see you wearing these. Maybe I am old fashioned here. Comfort is one thing but man when I see someone who looks shabby it is hard for me to get beyond it to see the ability. I say if you look competant then others will think you are as well. If your wearing your conforatble jeans with the holes in them and an old baggy t-shirt it just doesn't shout out I am a capable nurse to me. Okay let me have it. Maybe my idea is out dated? what is your take on it?
Aug 22, '02
I think a Dr or a nurse should look the part when on duty. Dressed nicely and professionally.
Jeans? I don' t think nurses should wear jeans while in a clinical setting. Dr's? Maybe if the doc was well groomed and his jeans fit well...no baggies and no 5 o'clock shadow stuff.....that's be ok....
And school? I wear jeans and a T-shirt...whatever is comfortable, I wear....
! I have even been known to wear sweats!
Last edit by GPatty on Aug 22, '02