Dress Code Violations? - page 2

hello everyone! i am super excited to start nursing school at cleveland state university in a few weeks. our required scrubs are white landau zipper front and collard. i tried them on today and... Read More

  1. by   K_girl
    Quote from MN-Nurse
    I would suggest an across-the-board policy of not violating any of your school's codes.
    I completely agree with the above. School isn't about being in a fashion show. You won't always like your uniforms but that's not up to you to decide. The school wrote the rules and you just need to abide by it.

    When I had my first meeting with my advisor to sign up for classes, she went over rules with me & specifically warned me not to even try buying something other than the ones listed. She stated a few students had tried it and they were explicitly warned about not doing it again. Sure enough, some did & they were sent straight home.

    NS is already hard enough to get into..I wouldn't suggest getting started on the wrong foot over something so minor like being comfortable in the assigned uniform. Just my thinking
  2. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    Showing up at clinical not wearing the appropriate uniform will count as a clinical failure for that day. This would count the same as being 5 minutes late for clinical.
  3. by   JenniferWilson74
    With the strict dress code, is there an option for long sleeves versus short sleeves?
  4. by   kitty_deville13
    we have to wear the Landau scrubs too. i HATE them. i am large chested and the scrubs just drape over my mid section. i am currently getting away with wearing different bottoms and no one has seemed to notice/care.
  5. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    As long as our bottoms were the same shade as our tops we had freedom there. Our tops were embroidered. First year we didn't have choices, second year we had more choices on brands and styles.
  6. by   jones.rn
    While it may not seem like a big deal to you the instructors may interpret your act as being noncompliant and then they may assume you will not follow other rules. In nursing it's important to follow rules, it saves lives.
    Our uniforms sucked in school just be glad you get to pick what you wear to work afterwards, well everything but the color in my case.
  7. by   ashleyisawesome
    definitely wear the required shirt. i agree, that you can usually get away with wearing your own pants if they are the same shade, i do it, but there are some instructors in my school that will notice and have you sent home. i bring the ugly landaus (what is up with nursing schools and Laundaus? someone should let them know that they suck..) and keep them in my car just in case, but ive never been asked to change. wearing a different top is going to be very noticeable, and if the woman at the uniform store has heard stories about them being strict, they are probably strict.

    i wouldnt worry too much about looking attractive. everyone else in your school is going to look that way too.. and who are you trying to look good for? haha.
  8. by   LadyinScrubs
    If the look/feel of your uniform is that important, you might considering attending other nursing programs. The first question to ask the potential school is what their dress code was.
  9. by   FlyingScot
    So I'm thing the OP wasn't "super excited" about our advice. :uhoh21:
  10. by   Nurse_Diane
    Nursing school and your professional nursing career are non synonymous with 'fashion' As long as you have a uniform that covers your body, what is the big deal?