Eww white uniforms?? - page 7

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   iwillbnrn1day
    just make sure you wear dark undies
  2. by   Chixie
    I am a little bit late to this discussion but i simply have to show you my 'lovely' uniform. We arent allowed trousers and tunic tops or scrubs, instead we get to wear white dresses with purple belts and shoulder tabs.

    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o...rent=100-1.jpg


    We start our placements on monday (tomorrow eeekk!!!) So i shall have to see how they wash after being worn but im not holding out much hope that they will look presentable after the first couple of months. I think white is a silly colour as it shows the stains and its so incredibly hard to keep clean. Not to mention visible underwear etc
  3. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from Chixie
    I am a little bit late to this discussion but i simply have to show you my 'lovely' uniform. We arent allowed trousers and tunic tops or scrubs, instead we get to wear white dresses with purple belts and shoulder tabs.

    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o...rent=100-1.jpg


    We start our placements on monday (tomorrow eeekk!!!) So i shall have to see how they wash after being worn but im not holding out much hope that they will look presentable after the first couple of months. I think white is a silly colour as it shows the stains and its so incredibly hard to keep clean. Not to mention visible underwear etc
    That is just adorable. You are making me love my Smurf blue uniscrub top and pants ever so much more. I just wish our clinical instructor didn't make us wear the white lab coats on top; they are bulky and make you hot after you start running around doing tasks.
  4. by   Chixie
    Quote from anurse2be09
    That is just adorable. You are making me love my Smurf blue uniscrub top and pants ever so much more. I just wish our clinical instructor didn't make us wear the white lab coats on top; they are bulky and make you hot after you start running around doing tasks.
    The only good thing about our uniform is that we get to wear black shoes-I was dreading being made to wear white shoes as ive got 'odd' feet and finding shoes is a nightmare. But the university are planning to change the uniform in the next 1-2 years mainly because the hospital are slow providing our uniforms and people in my class still dont have uniforms and we start tomorrow! Im so thankful im bigger than some as they had 4 dresses in my size so ive got 4 :chuckle
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    This is how I launder whites:

    Spray-on SHout to any stain as soon as I take the stuff off.

    Load the washer with whites in cold water. 1/2 cup of original Cascade, Tide, 1/2 cup of bleach, a couple of drops of bluing mixed into water before I pour them in. Agitate and then let sit for an hour. Finish the cycle, let the washer drain, and do it before the rinse in HOT water. Then rinse. If you have a line and it's a sunny day hang them out to bleach in the sun.

    It's a PITA but the whites do NOT yellow, they are beautifully bright, and for one load a week it's worth the trouble.
  6. by   jla623
    Quote from Chixie
    I am a little bit late to this discussion but i simply have to show you my 'lovely' uniform. We arent allowed trousers and tunic tops or scrubs, instead we get to wear white dresses with purple belts and shoulder tabs.

    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o...rent=100-1.jpg


    We start our placements on monday (tomorrow eeekk!!!) So i shall have to see how they wash after being worn but im not holding out much hope that they will look presentable after the first couple of months. I think white is a silly colour as it shows the stains and its so incredibly hard to keep clean. Not to mention visible underwear etc
    Hahaha! It looks like one of those karate outfits, except in dress form!
  7. by   NurseBrittney
    Quote from Chixie
    I am a little bit late to this discussion but i simply have to show you my 'lovely' uniform. We arent allowed trousers and tunic tops or scrubs, instead we get to wear white dresses with purple belts and shoulder tabs.

    http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o...rent=100-1.jpg


    We start our placements on monday (tomorrow eeekk!!!) So i shall have to see how they wash after being worn but im not holding out much hope that they will look presentable after the first couple of months. I think white is a silly colour as it shows the stains and its so incredibly hard to keep clean. Not to mention visible underwear etc
    you win!
  8. by   Carebear77
    Wow, I'm so sorry for that dress. I do have to wear white scrubs(pants etc.), but thank god that they are not as bad as that. I'm so sorry. Hopefully nursing school will go by fast.
  9. by   Rexie68
    So, do the male students have to shave their legs so the hair doesn't show through their hose??
  10. by   AggieNurse99
    As stated above, you win with that dress. WOW.

    A few tips with the whites - I'll be passing my lovely whites on to a friend in about 2 weeks.

    1. Always wear undergarments that match your skin - flesh, buff, mocha, tan, black.

    2. Automatic dish detergent - i.e. cascade - will take almost any set in stain out of white (it bleaches but my multicolor patches have always been ok) and does very well with coffee.

    3. Ink is removable prior to heat drying the garment - rubbing alcohol works! - use an alcohol swab during the shift or if, like me, you wash a few pens in with your whites, buy a few gallons and soak overnight.

    Good luck all!
  11. by   AggieNurse99
    Forgot:

    4. White vinegar and ammonia are great for perspiration stains.

    When in whites in a hospital, be prepared to be asked where anything/everything is by lost looking people. They just assume because you're in white, that means you'll know. Especially if you are a group of people in white scrubs or lab coats.
  12. by   manofcare
    We had to wear white uniforms until I got it changed through our student organization. I don't miss whites one bit and I don't think you were disrespecting me for saying you don't want to wear white. It is a very impractical color for nursing. At my hospital we went to standardized uniforms, licensed personel can wear navy or white. Take a guess how many wear white. I have not seen anyone in white yet. My mom had to wear white, but times are a changin.
  13. by   Faeriewand
    ok after seeing that I don't feel so badly now :chuckle

    Navy blue for the belt and shoulder tabs might be ok but where on earth did they get purple?

    I think an all white dress would be fine. Thanks for sharing!

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