Dress Code Violations?

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    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 they were so uncomfortable-not to mention unnatractive. i am an stna and wear grey's anatomy scrubs because they are extremely comfortable. i was just going to buy a white grey's anatomy top and bottom and have them sew the patch on but the sales lady told me she heard horror stories of teachers giving 'a+' students a 'c' due to not following the dress code.... but this seems a little far fetched to me. does anyone have any insight about this? i really really dislike the landau's but don't want to risk losing two letter grades. thanks guys! :redpinkhe
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    I believe the word "required" should be a clue as to your school's thoughts on buying whatever you want. You should see what we had to wear.
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    Required = Required

    They might not drop your grade a bit; they might very possibly do worse, not let you participate in clinical. And yes, if you are obviously not in the specific uniform they require, they are very likely to send you home. Don't risk wasting your tuition money, get what they require.
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    My school required the white Landau scrubs as well. I got "unofficial" permission from one of the instructors to buy pants from Grey's Anatomy because Landau simply didn't make a size that came close to fitting me (I'm 5'2 with SUPER long legs and 95 lbs). She said that as long as the logo on the pants was covered by the scrub top, it wouldn't matter, but I needed to have the Landau top at least. I think you might be able to do the same thing. Just make sure that your white scrubs are the same style and the same shade of white, because there are SO many. Just my
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    I would definitely purchase the scrubs CSU is requiring you to have.. I wouldn't want to take a chance.
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    I've shown up with the ID for a different nursing school in my badge. Nobody noticed.

    I've shown up with a plain blue polo when I should have had a blue polo with the school emblem. Nobody noticed.

    MANY students wear the right color scrub bottoms from a different brand than the "uniform." Nobody ever says anything.

    Just saying... if look closely enough to notice your pants are the wrong brand, it's because I'm checking out your butt!
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    Quote from sweet tia
    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 they were so uncomfortable-not to mention unnatractive. i am an stna and wear grey's anatomy scrubs because they are extremely comfortable. i was just going to buy a white grey's anatomy top and bottom and have them sew the patch on but the sales lady told me she heard horror stories of teachers giving 'a+' students a 'c' due to not following the dress code.... but this seems a little far fetched to me. does anyone have any insight about this? i really really dislike the landau's but don't want to risk losing two letter grades. thanks guys! :redpinkhe

    our school would dismiss us from the program if we didn't adhere to the dress code. first time you would get a warning and sent home to which if you changed and came back you would miss a half day. which would consist of a missing clinical day and that couldn't exceed 2 days. second violation would be a remediation and sent home again. after that you are dismissed. a lot of students don't like their uniforms. they tend to like passing though so they suck it up. doesn't seem worth it because you want to be nit picky about the uniforms. be happy they aren't requiring a white dress.

    all policy was clearly laid out in the handbook and a few students tried to bypass it and it didn't work out to well for them.
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    Our school will send us home from clinical if we show up wearing wedding rings or if our shoes have smudges on them (They don't even give the chance to take the ring off or clean the shoe. Apparently discipline is part of becoming a nurse or something like that, lol.) ..I wouldn't risk it.
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    We are required to wear all white scrubs and I love white, makes me feel professional. Don't worry to much about the scrubs, it's not like you are in a fashion show. The uncomfortable part sucks.Btw our instructors take points of for not following dress code. We are not allowed to have nail polish on.
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    Our program makes us buy our uniforms through a pre-approved vendor. And let me tell you, it's the ugliest uniform I've ever had the displeasure of wearing, lol. I'm a CNA too & when I'm working, I wear very nice scrubs from Tafford, Cherokee & Dickie's. But school is school. If they require us to wear an ugly uniform, so be it. It's only temporary. I wouldn't want to jeopardize my future just because I don't like the style of the uniform.
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