Professional in scrubs? - page 5

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   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from Kora0880
    ONCE AGAIN WHO SAID ANYTHING ABOUT WHITE OR DRESSES? SIMPLY- SOMETHING MORE PROFESSIONAL THAN SCRUBS. SO PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ANSWER
    I read and responded. I also reponded to other people. And not necessarily to you.
  2. by   maire
    I can see the point. Even with ID badges it's hard to tell, because in my experience, half the time the ID badge is flipped around and you can't read the name on it anyway. When everyone wears the same outfit, it's hard to tell who is who.
    That being said, I like my scrubs. I like to rock babies with a scrub top covered in Precious Moments angels. When I get spit up on, it blends in with the pattern.
  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    I was thinking about something...when my son was in the hospital, the only way that I knew who was his nurse was by the scrubs they wore. Because they each wore individual ones, I knew that his was wearing teddy bears the one day and another wore martians at night. This was my way of really distinguishing them from others. So, I guess it depends on who it is and what the situation is too.............. I think too much! LOL!
  4. by   Kora0880
    CNM2B- Who is yelling?? Just used bold characters to get the massage through. Some people believe uniform has to be outdated and biased and that is exactly what I did NOT proposed. Don't get so easily offended, noone ment harm, so chill and work on realxation "techniques"

    LPN2Be2004- Good for you

    Everyone has their own opinion and I respect that, I am not saying that my way is the highway, it's a purely subjective matter and all different view points are welcome. That is the beauty and point of a forum. No fights are needed, so please put the tomahawk back in the closet and let's smoke a peace pipe

    Kora
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    (According to 'netiquette', typing in all capital letters is considered yelling, boldfaced or not.)

    No thanks, i don't smoke. Just pass it on.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Back to the jacket thing, unless that jacket could be made short-sleeved, i'd spend a LOT of time scrubbing stains off of the sleeves from the 'elbow' and downward.

    Either that or the long-sleeved jacket would spend 90% of the time either on the chair or tied around my waist.
  7. by   bluesky
    Sorry- I just don't see how subjecting us to less comfortable "uniforms" is justifiable, especially when there is no real compelling reason to. I have never heard of poor pt outcomes related to scrub use. I personally wouldn't work at a hospital where I had to wear the same boring uniform as everyone else. So, my personal answer is heck no!
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    THanks Marie....there are some people it's easier to just ignore...(didn't I tell you I thought that before? I just don't listen to my own advice)
  9. by   Kora0880
    LPN2Be2004- Boldfacing is what you make out of it. Besides it was a metaphor, meaning let's not make a battle ground of this topic, no need to get offensive or defensive, just exchange ideas. Let's all get along and respect one another. Unless you wanna stick to your "No thanks"

    Anyway let's go back to our discussion. . .
  10. by   barbiedee
    On our hospital's psychiatric floor, nurses can wear street clothes, with their appropriate hospital ID badge. That being said, I had one patient say to me "If it weren't for your name tag, I'd think you were one of us!" Was that a compliment or not???? From then on, I only wore nursing attire when working on that floor!
  11. by   #1rnstudent
    Patients come to health care facilities to be healed. Not for a fashion show. If they are too busy to be bothered by a health provider wearing scrubs then maybe they are not that sick after all. I don't really care what someone wears when they are providing me with good healthcare, so long as all the naughty bits are covered.
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    And that the clothing has been washed.
  13. by   jaimealmostRN
    A few days ago, my class had to do professional presentations (eg: we had to wear dress clothes). I wore my "interview" pants, a nice silk button down shirt and (gasp) heels. OMG, after the short walk from the parking lot to our classroom my feet were so uncomfortable, by the end of the day I was walking around our school in stocking bare feet. As soon as I got back to my car, I put on my flip flops! I never want to dress up at my job! Ever!!! And I can't wear flats b/c I'm 5'3'', even my nursing shoes (clogs) have about a 1.5'' platform! I think to look professional at our jobs we should have clean, short or tied back hair, appropriate make-up and act accordingly. I have never gotten any disrespect from other professionals, including doctors b/c I don't act silly, giggly, or dumb (despite being blonde ). And if I sense an attitude the get the "eye" (my raised one eyebrow) that sets them straight!

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