skirts required for community health clinical???

  1. 0 So I just bought the course packets for my two clinical classes in my final semester of my bachelor's program. Dress code for community health clinical is as follows: "tailored well fitting blouse, navy blue skirt, comfortable walking shoes. No sneakers, sandals, or clogs. Knee length skirt is recommended." We've been wearing royal blue scrub bottoms and a white polo top for the past 3 semesters. I don't own any of those clothes and I also hate wearing skirts. Men are allowed to wear plain slacks and a shirt. I know I'm probably over-reacting but has anyone else experienced this change in dress code for community health?
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  3. Visit  S.T.A.C.E.Y profile page
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    Psych and community clinical we had to wear business casual attire. No specific colours or specifics. Profs were insistent that we were NOT to wear scrubs, jeans, running shoes, shorts, or short skirts.
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    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Psych and community clinical we had to wear business casual attire. No specific colours or specifics. Profs were insistent that we were NOT to wear scrubs, jeans, running shoes, shorts, or short skirts.
    *nods* For psych, we had to wear business casual. I wore mary janes, khakis and a sweater to each clinical. Maybe it's an agency thing or something, but I guess it's the skirt thing that gets me.
  5. Visit  AragornSkywalker profile page
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    Damn... better leave the tights and cape at home then.
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  6. Visit  Galore profile page
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    For community and psych, we had to wear khakis and polos with our nursing school logo. I would ask your professor if you MUST wear a skirt. I don't mind wearing skirts but would not enjoy wearing knee length skirts to clinicals!
  7. Visit  Nellifuturenurse2010 profile page
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    wow, that sounds a little old fashioned. Talk to you instructor to see if that is outdated.
    I would be mad if I had to wear a skirt. I don't really like to wear skirts.
  8. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    It depends on what setting we are in. If it was a hospital/clinic setting (excluing psych), we have to wear our student uniforms; otherwise, we have to wear business casual.

    I agree with prior posters--it sounds as though the skirt bit is outdated. My school still lists a dress as part of our NS clinical uniform. We asked about it and were told on the first day of orientation that if we preferred them, pants were fine. Not a single one of us wore a dress to any clincal
  9. Visit  redtshirt profile page
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    we have uniform for our affiliated hospial and anything that is hospital based we wore it for. for external placements we had to wear smart casual; I,D, Psych, community care etc. Its ridiculous that in a world that wishes for equality and rights for women that in a profession who is composed mainly of females that you still have the backwards 'matrons' ruling the roost and meking you wear skirts etc. also its not very practical for comunity dressings to be wearing a skirt.
  10. Visit  twow profile page
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    Quote from dolcebellaluna
    "tailored well fitting blouse, navy blue skirt, comfortable walking shoes. No sneakers, sandals, or clogs. Knee length skirt is recommended."
    the male students must hate that policy.
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  11. Visit  chrissypsychRN09 profile page
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    Quote from twow
    the male students must hate that policy.
    The guys get to wear slacks and a shirt. It's a double standard!
  12. Visit  Skeletor profile page
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    Quote from AragornSkywalker
    Damn... better leave the tights and cape at home then.
    :chuckle
  13. Visit  mcp-newG09 profile page
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    THAT IS RE-DONK-UUU-LOUS!!! I'm in my community rotation 2 & we a required 2 wear our regular ol' SON uniforms. I hope u guys don't have to go 2 schools or peoples houses looking all awkward like that. I say, "BOOO" 2 ur course coordinator, dean, or whoever changed around u guys dress code like that all last min.
  14. Visit  avahnel profile page
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    I would complain/talk to your prof about it. I had my first psych class yesterday, and she said that over the years so many students had complained about the extra cost of clothes that they did not own, that they changed the policy to our school uniform. You never know, you may be the one voice that helps make a similar decision.


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