Nursing school uniforms and their fate after school

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    A nurse asked me last night about my plans for my white Danskos after school, and I hadn't really thought about it. I'm kinda thinking I may have an artist friend of mine ink them up for me, but I wanted to hear what you guys have done or plan to do as well! My shirts I likely won't wear again (since the patches have been there awhile now), but my pants I will (ours are blue, not white). I don't want to wear white shoes after school, but I don't want to waste nice shoes! One nurse said a friend of hers planned to have them dyed, but she never heard how they turned out or how much it cost.
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    Why wouldn't you use them when you are nursing?
    imintrouble and Esme12 like this.
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    I have been out of school about 9 months now and have considered having my white Dansko's inked or dyed but haven't done it. Would love for you to update if you do it!
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    I keep joking with my classmates that we should plan a uniform burning ceremony when we're done with the program...LOL You know, it's funny. Before I started the program, all I wanted was to be able to wear those blue uniforms and be in "the club"

    As far as shoes go, I have all white sneakers that I wear. I didn't want to invest in Danskos until I have a job and can get the color I want. I can't stand solid white shoes!
    twss2323 and lorirn2b like this.
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    Our ASN president mentioned getting everyone to sign his top, like a yearbook kind of thing. We won't ever wear those again because it has our school's name and nursing student sewn on the front.
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    I gave my tops to a single mother who was on a tight budget and tossed the pants because they looked grubby. The mom also received a couple pair of still respectable looking pants too. How I wanted to build a bonfire and burn everything!
    imintrouble and LL143KnB like this.
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    LPN school - 1977. White 100% cotton calf-length dresses and grey pinafores. Night time graduation, followed by a 100% cotton bonfire in the parking lot. We cheered when it was lit.
    Hbrmom81, gerbilqueen, sharpeimom, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    LPN school - 1977. White 100% cotton calf-length dresses and grey pinafores. Night time graduation, followed by a 100% cotton bonfire in the parking lot. We cheered when it was lit.
    I wish I was as bad ass as meanmaryjean but I am too sentimental.

    I will probably keep one set of pants/top in a box somewhere in my house. I will pull them out throughout my life to recall how unfashionable they are.
    meanmaryjean likes this.
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    I donated my uniform to our nursing student association. They give them to students who are on tight budgets. The shoes were all worn out. Trashed those and got myself a pair of nice ones for graduation.
    tkg123 likes this.
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    Sold 'em!


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