Professional in scrubs? - page 3

Hello, I just flipped through the April AJN and came across an interesting article r/t history of RN uniforms. An interesting point was made, that although new scrubs are cheaper, easier to take... Read More

  1. by   MickyB-RN
    I prefer the comfort of scrubs and think they look fine.>>

    I totally agree here. The white uniform is just not practical, IMO & I like the variety of colors/patterns. I wear scrubs and look professional.

    Kelly
  2. by   #1rnstudent
    If I am ever forced to work as a nurse in something other than comfy scrubs, then I'll quit nursing. And there is no way anyone will get me to wear one of those old-fashioned caps. I'd like to see the doctors wear the old nursing uniforms and caps, especially the men. :chuckle



    Quote from Kora0880
    Hello,
    I just flipped through the April AJN and came across an interesting article r/t history of RN uniforms. An interesting point was made, that although new scrubs are cheaper, easier to take care of and maybe more comfortable there is a big problem with them: We all look alike, nurses, PCT/CNA, respiratory techs, housekeepers, etc. Patients have a difficult time distinguishing among healthcare professionals, and so do we.
    Personally I do believe we should go back to nursing uniforms-it's a great tradition, maybe aside from the cap :chuckle We are professionals and our uniform is our singnature, after all if we respect it others may too. Now don't get me wrong, I do not wish to be looking like Florence, but a new, professional, clean cut design would do it for me. (Maybe that's why I'm going to the military? )

    What do you think?
  3. by   Keysnurse2008
    Nuring uniforms?Like dresses????stop it you are scaring me!LOL! seriously,...are you a nurse yet?Crawling over beds to transfer pts,...JP drainage,bloody dressing changes,urine(and other bodily fluids) contact,pleuravac,wound vacs with lovely sangious MRSA bacteria,vomit,etccc.......and you want to wear what color?White?OMG!!!!!!I spend 13 hours a night working...I want to be comfortable!And my pts know who I am and what I will be doing for them.....it is called an introduction at the begining of each shift.In todays nursing world the pristine uniform looks great but its not functional.As medicine has changed so has nursing!
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    A jacket????? At work???? Our AC broke down the other night, it was so hot up on that floor we were down to the undershirts.

    A jacket would only manage to get dirty, wet, poopy, nasty, not to mention it's another layer of clothing. Yet another thing i'd have to wash. No thanks
  5. by   fergus51
    Quote from LPN2Be2004
    A jacket????? At work???? Our AC broke down the other night, it was so hot up on that floor we were down to the undershirts.

    A jacket would only manage to get dirty, wet, poopy, nasty, not to mention it's another layer of clothing. Yet another thing i'd have to wash. No thanks
    We can't wear jackets due to infection control anyways.
  6. by   tattooednursie
    I'm not really the "dress" kind of person personally if i have to wear pantyhoes with it especially. I think that all the porn star nurses are wearing the traditinal stuff too. I heard somewhere that it might take effect! Yikes. Well I don't think this post counts since its coming from miss hip hugger flaired scrub pants, and when I'm not wearing those, then I'm wearing a croped scrub top. All my scrubs say something like Nurses Rock, Hello Kitty, or Nurses are Kool on them too lol.
  7. by   Gompers
    This whole debate is why I love working in a unit where we have to wear the "sterile" surgical scrubs from the hospital. No one wears that ugly greenish-gray color unless they mean serious medical business, LOL. True, they are sometimes faded and wrinkled, but they always manage to look "clean" because of that surgical aspect to them. We all wear the same exact thing, so we look more like a team instead of individuals. I like that, personally. While it is true that doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists all look the same on our unit...it quickly becomes obvious by our words and actions what our jobs are and it's rare to have a patient's family get confused.
  8. by   maire
    Quote from FutureRN_Mandi
    I'm not really the "dress" kind of person personally if i have to wear pantyhoes with it especially. I think that all the porn star nurses are wearing the traditinal stuff too. I heard somewhere that it might take effect! Yikes. Well I don't think this post counts since its coming from miss hip hugger flaired scrub pants, and when I'm not wearing those, then I'm wearing a croped scrub top. All my scrubs say something like Nurses Rock, Hello Kitty, or Nurses are Kool on them too lol.

    Porn star nurses??? I think I'm going to pee my pants from laughing here. :chuckle

    Mandi, I'm dying to see what you wear to work. Pictures? Cropped scrub tops and hip-hugging flared pants???
  9. by   wonderbee
    Did someone here recommend a return to dresses? Oh no! Tell me it isn't so
  10. by   purplemania
    the older I get the less important this topic sounds. If we act professional it will show.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The day you'll see me wearing a dress at work will be the day that everyone does. Including the men. And i DOUBT that'll happen anytime soon.
  12. by   S.N. Visit
    My two cents worth.

    I can see the why so many nurses love their scrubs but , as a patient i have been confused by everyone wearing them.( the kitchen staff, laundry, janitors, secretaries, ect they all look like nurses) Even my husband couldn't tell you the diffrence in what the intials in a name badge stand for for example,from a CNA to an RN. I would love to see something that could make the Nurse stand out in the crowd with out the patient having to ask if the person is indeed a nurse. I think a universal color code would do.or maybe if the other dept's would stop wearing scrubs
    Last edit by S.N. Visit on May 3, '04
  13. by   Tony35NYC
    Hey,

    What's wrong with looking like Florence? I think those old starched white uniforms and pins look very professional, except maybe for the cap and the white stockings. I know some of you women out there are going to roll your eyes and say I'm only saying this because I'm a guy, but that's not true. I hear some women saying that the Florence look is a bimbo-ish porn fantasy. I disagree. Whats so bad about nurses going back to wearing whites and pins? Who says the uniform for women has to be a dress? The standard could be as simple as all-white scrubs for both guys and gals.



    Quote from Kora0880
    Hello,
    I just flipped through the April AJN and came across an interesting article r/t history of RN uniforms. An interesting point was made, that although new scrubs are cheaper, easier to take care of and maybe more comfortable there is a big problem with them: We all look alike, nurses, PCT/CNA, respiratory techs, housekeepers, etc. Patients have a difficult time distinguishing among healthcare professionals, and so do we.
    Personally I do believe we should go back to nursing uniforms-it's a great tradition, maybe aside from the cap :chuckle We are professionals and our uniform is our singnature, after all if we respect it others may too. Now don't get me wrong, I do not wish to be looking like Florence, but a new, professional, clean cut design would do it for me. (Maybe that's why I'm going to the military? )

    What do you think?
    Last edit by Tony35NYC on May 3, '04

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