Eww white uniforms?? - page 5

So, I just found out that we will be wearing white uniforms next semester....white scrubs to be exact. Anyone else have to wear white? Normally I wouldn't mind, but I am the type of person that... Read More

  1. by   AuntieRN
    We had to wear these ugly teal uniforms in nursing school. I could not wait to get rid of them. Where I work we wear a combination of port wine and white. I find myself mostly wearing all white for the simple reason that the port wines never seem to match even from the same company and I am anal and have to match. But I also have to admit the white does make me feel a little more professional.
  2. by   Faeriewand
    I posted here and told you about my nursing school uniform at clinicals-all white with a teal trim. I feel like the old-fashioned orderly, not a nurse, while wearing them. I look at what real nurses wear and we stick out like sore thumbs.
  3. by   happynewLPN
    Yep, we wear all white uniforms at our nursing school, too. At first I felt like a huge walking billboard that proclaimed, "YES, I'M A STUDENT NURSE!!", but after a while I got used to it.

    As for keeping it clean and tidy, I swear by the peroxide and modest amounts of Clorox bleach when laundering. Not too much as it will yellow your uniform.
  4. by   catzy5
    Quote from imatarb
    Yep, we wear all white uniforms at our nursing school, too. At first I felt like a huge walking billboard that proclaimed, "YES, I'M A STUDENT NURSE!!", but after a while I got used to it.

    As for keeping it clean and tidy, I swear by the peroxide and modest amounts of Clorox bleach when laundering. Not too much as it will yellow your uniform.


    I am looking forward to my white uniform, I am so excited to be a student nurse, and I don't mind it screaming out student, I don't want anyone to think I am an RN, and request something of me in an emergency or something hehehee.
  5. by   happynewLPN
    Quote from catzy5
    I am looking forward to my white uniform, I am so excited to be a student nurse, and I don't mind it screaming out student, I don't want anyone to think I am an RN, and request something of me in an emergency or something hehehee.
    That's very true. There are some benefits of wearing white.
  6. by   *Scrubs*
    wearing white is an honor even if it dosent flatter my JLo butt!
    I am looking forward to my white uniform, I am so excited to be a student nurse...
    I totally agree. I just ASSUMED I would wear all white when in nursing school, and possibly afterwards. Some of the new styles and cuts of the printed scrubs are tacky IMO ~and I am not elderly. Especially the black and red ones with the empire waist top- they look like you should be giving massages- not providing care.
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from *Scrubs*
    I totally agree. I just ASSUMED I would wear all white when in nursing school, and possibly afterwards. Some of the new styles and cuts of the printed scrubs are tacky IMO ~and I am not elderly. Especially the black and red ones with the empire waist top- they look like you should be giving massages- not providing care.

    our white uniform isn't bad, I was worried about thin white elastic waist pants, but they are actually not too bad, they are cargo style white pants a very thick material and I hear they clean easily. The shirts kind of boxy and scratchy, but I figure I can wear a tshirt under it. All in all it isn't as bad as I thought, I am kind of glad we don't have the apron thing I have seen from some schools.
  8. by   Faeriewand
    Quote from catzy5
    our white uniform isn't bad, I was worried about thin white elastic waist pants, but they are actually not too bad, they are cargo style white pants a very thick material and I hear they clean easily. The shirts kind of boxy and scratchy, but I figure I can wear a tshirt under it. All in all it isn't as bad as I thought, I am kind of glad we don't have the apron thing I have seen from some schools.
    Yup, like I said in my first post, I kept my uniform clean by wearing a white t-shirt underneath and those students who did not do that got horrible yellow stains under the arms-very visible. White t-shirt definitely recommended! :chuckle
  9. by   Duckyaryj
    We had the "carabean blue" they were ugly and didn't hide any stains at all! expecially when I left a half eaten Lindt's chocolate (in the wrapper of course) in my front pocket. I still get razzed about it
  10. by   tinkyboo
    Quote from jla623
    So, I just found out that we will be wearing white uniforms next semester....white scrubs to be exact. Anyone else have to wear white? Normally I wouldn't mind, but I am the type of person that spills something on themselves everytime they wear white. In fact, last time I wore white pants (5+ years ago) I just happened to sit on a chocolate cupcake. No joke.


    I guess I will just have to buy like 5 pairs incase I get some sort of lethal permanent cupcake stain.


    I like white! Just not ALL white. Anyone have anything worse to make me feel better? :spin:
    I will also being wearing the dreaded all white scrubs again this semester. Not only is it plain ugly, but it makes you stand out like a sore thumb, and look like a big marshmallow. We all hate it but what can we do. This will be my last semester in white and I'm so happy!
  11. by   Faeriewand
    In an earlier post here I said that I didn't feel much like a nurse in my all white uniform with the teal trim. I felt more like an orderly.

    But for graduation we are expected to wear all white and the students usually go with white dresses because we have to wear the nurses cap. That I don't mind. In fact I look forward to wearing the white dress with the nurses cap. I will feel like a real nurse then
  12. by   fragino
    Coming from 20 years of facing the task of walking from one end of of a crowded carrier to another in polyester whites, where every surface seemed to be covered with a thin film of grease, wearing Dove's all whites in clinicals is still a challenge but manageable.

    Scotchguard works for me. The only problem was that I threw away all my white skivies when I retired. I ended up having to buy a set just for clinicals.
  13. by   sboyett22
    At least you get to wear scrubs! Our clinical had to wear white UNIFORMS! No scrubs! I never realized there was a difference until I went to buy my first set! I would MUCH rather wear scrubs!!! I am also the biggest klutz I know. Well I spilled something on me everytime! Buy you one of those bleach pens! They work WONDERS!!! The tide are ok but the bleach works alot better. Not only did I spill stuff on me but 4 different times i started when i wasn't even suppose to... ON CLINICAL DAY... so if your as bad as me... prepare yourself!

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