Orientation-what to wear?

  1. Maybe it's the last minute jitters. but what did you all wear to orientation? Mine is tomorrow from 8-4. Thanks!
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  3. by   Gator,SN
    I just spent the last 2 hours in a training session as an Orientation Leader and honestly, your should wear what you are comfortable in........dress casual is what I recommend.
    Also dress in layers if you can. A top and then a light sweater.. that way if you get cold you are covered and if not you can remove the layers. You would be surpised how uncomfortable the AC is in some places.

    Good Luck to you!
    Gator
  4. by   Swiftee
    Ugh! Good advice, Gator! My college loves to crank up to AC and I had to find out the hard way. *shivers*

    Good luck, Carleigh!
  5. by   RNIAM
    yes a cardigan was one thing somebody put down to make sure you had. I would also dress casual but not to casual ,remember to though of as a professional you have to look like one.Have a great time.
  6. by   delirium
    Is this school orientation or clinical facility orientation?

    To school orientation---whatever you like. I'm going this morning and I have on jeans and sandals.

    To facility orientation, we have to wear our school uniform.
  7. by   Mkue
    hello, my orientation was aug 5th and i dressed comfortably.. tan pants ( the shorter kind that look like you are expecting a "flood") whatever they are called.

    some people wore summer dresses, shorts, tank tops.. etc.. it was kind of a mix.

    this was orientation for the college only. orientation with the head nursing instructor followed the next week and we were all dressed in our usual "class" clothes.

  8. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Gator,SN
    I just spent the last 2 hours in a training session as an Orientation Leader and honestly, your should wear what you are comfortable in........dress casual is what I recommend.
    Also dress in layers if you can. A top and then a light sweater.. that way if you get cold you are covered and if not you can remove the layers. You would be surpised how uncomfortable the AC is in some places.

    Good Luck to you!
    Gator
    Ah, yes, layering is a "good" idea !!
  9. by   GPatty
    I wore jeans and a nice top with a sweater for school orientation.
    To clinical orientation, I wore my nursing uniform.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by carleigh
    maybe it's the last minute jitters. but what did you all wear to orientation? mine is tomorrow from 8-4. thanks!
    carleigh, since you are probably in your orientation by now, i just want to say i can understand the "jitters" and look forward to hearing about your day.
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    carleigh, how did your orientation go?
  12. by   Carleigh
    Thanks to everybody for your suggestions! Today went great. We saw several videos: safety, motivational stuff, public relations. Got our syllabus, parking decal, etc. I was amazed that 3 people arrived 30-40 minutes late. Seems to be a good group of students though. Ages ranged from 18-50 yrs. old with 1 guy in the group. As for what to wear, well we get a long list of what not to wear! The school is trying to improve the professional image of the students so no denim of any kind, no open toe shoes, no capris, no sleeveless tops and on and on! This includes classes at the nursing school. Of course for clinicals we'll wear our uniforms. Good luck to everyone starting next week. I've got my CPR tomorrow. One exciting piece of news-I put in my application for the school's spring break mission to Honduras next March. 7-8 students are chosen to go along with the drs. and nurses.
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by carleigh
    thanks to everybody for your suggestions!

    you are welcome!

    today went great. we saw several videos: safety, motivational stuff, public relations. got our syllabus, parking decal, etc. i was amazed that 3 people arrived 30-40 minutes late. seems to be a good group of students though. ages ranged from 18-50 yrs. old with 1 guy in the group.

    i'm glad to hear the day went great.

    as for what to wear, well we get a long list of what not to wear! the school is trying to improve the professional image of the students so no denim of any kind, no open toe shoes, no capris, no sleeveless tops and on and on! this includes classes at the nursing school. of course for clinicals we'll wear our uniforms. good luck to everyone starting next week.

    all the best to you too, carleigh.


    i've got my cpr tomorrow.
    i am sure you will do fine.


    one exciting piece of news-i put in my application for the school's spring break mission to honduras next march. 7-8 students are chosen to go along with the drs. and nurses.
    how exciting! let us know when the decision has been made.

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