Scrub shoping

  1. Does anyone have any sugestions for purchasing scrubs? Will scrubs schrink very much when you wash them? I am buying my scrubs outside the school because of the high cost at school. I go to Icc in fulton MS and they want $250.00 for 2 tops, 2 bottoms, 1 lab coat and a pair of shoes. Does this seem high to you?
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  3. by   memphispanda
    Unless they have very specific uniforms you must have, then yes, that's outrageous. It's outrageous even if they have them custom made, but then you would be stuck with it. There are a ton of places online to buy scrubs if they are just plain old scrubs. Heck, my Walmart carries scrubs.
    try
    www.allheart.com
    www.jacklmarcus.com
    or do a google search for discount scrubs. You'll find a ton of reasonable places. I bought my shoes through www.sportsmansguide.com for $19.
  4. by   agent
    any sites for male scrubs? Does it matter?
  5. by   manna
    Originally posted by bob007cat
    Does anyone have any sugestions for purchasing scrubs? Will scrubs schrink very much when you wash them? I am buying my scrubs outside the school because of the high cost at school. I go to Icc in fulton MS and they want $250.00 for 2 tops, 2 bottoms, 1 lab coat and a pair of shoes. Does this seem high to you?
    UGH! I hope they don't make you wear those ugly frilly apron looking uniforms like I saw some MCC students in! LOL

    If they're not school specific, I don't see why you couldn't buy them anywhere. I'd check with your advisor/nursing school just to be sure, though!
  6. by   LuvaNurse04
  7. by   det01
    At my school they wanted a particular uniform. They want all of us to look exactly the same (I am not being sarcastic - they actually said that).

    We had to buy them from a local company. They are the usual frumpy white top and elastic wasted white pants. The warm-up jacket is royal blue. As far as shoes - we are on our own with the following restrictions - they have to be white tennis shoe type shoes.

    I guess the price wasn't TOO bad. I got 2 shirts, 2 pairs of pants and the warm-up for $96. I bought the shoes at www.allheart.com for $31.99. I have heard of some people having to spend a lot more, though. (at other schools)
  8. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    There has been numerous threads on scrubs. Try doing a search for uniforms/scrubs and you can copy and paste some sites.

    PM me and I'll send them to you if you would like.

    Happy Shopping.
  9. by   angelac1978
    I would check with the school and make sure that it is okay for you to buy uniforms from somewhere else. At my school, we have to buy our uniforms through a local store, and only this store, because our tops will have some sort of patch on the sleeve and also, our jacket warm-up thingies will have our names embroidered on them. At least this guy is giving us a discount of some sort, I think!

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  10. by   essarge
    Our school has specific uniforms (They are really ugly and very 70s). They are a zip up top with puffy short sleeves and three buttons on each side in the front. The pants are elastic waist (that stretch out and fall down after just a few clinicals. Our shoes must be "nursing" shoes and not look like sneakers in any way, shape, or form. I can't wait to graduate so that I can give my uniform to another unsuspecting nursing student coming up behind me!
  11. by   essarge
    I forgot to mention that they are also completely white with school patch on left shoulder and we are required to buy them at a local uniform shop.
  12. by   manna
    Originally posted by essarge
    I forgot to mention that they are also completely white with school patch on left shoulder and we are required to buy them at a local uniform shop.
    I'm already dreading the "all white" uniform idea... I can't manage to wear white even now without spilling something, dropping an ink pen into my lap, etc etc etc....
  13. by   det01
    Originally posted by manna
    I'm already dreading the "all white" uniform idea... I can't manage to wear white even now without spilling something, dropping an ink pen into my lap, etc etc etc....

    You can get a pocket protector to help keep the ink from pooling at the bottom of your pockets (it probally will at some point if you don't have one) I know it sounds nerdy - but it also has your scissors, pen light and other stuff - it also makes it more organized so you don't get frustrated fishing for what you want.
  14. by   manna
    Originally posted by det01
    You can get a pocket protector to help keep the ink from pooling at the bottom of your pockets (it probally will at some point if you don't have one) I know it sounds nerdy - but it also has your scissors, pen light and other stuff - it also makes it more organized so you don't get frustrated fishing for what you want.
    My problem is not so much with leaving things in my pockets (although I regularly get fussed at by my husband for not cleaning the pea gravel out of my son's pants pockets before I put them in the washer - darn playground!) ... I'm just plain clumsy! LOL

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