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- I'd say no they won't be acceptable for two reasons, they are not ALL white and they have mesh panels on them. If your school is as stringent as mine, you wouldn't be allowed on the clinical floor.
I have an all white leather pair of Nike Shox I wear when I'm working on the floor as an LPN. I also have a pair that is all white, leather (also Nike I believe) that I have just for my RN school clinicals.
- Quote from StephalumpI have the same pair in all white. I've spent 12 hours standing and working in them and I still love them. I've put them on at 4am and kept them on until around 11pm and still had no issues.Attachment 11649
This is what I got. Our shoes just have to be mostly white and I love Shox. I don't think I've ever spent 12 hours standing in them, though, so if they don't work I'll upgrade to some real nursing shoes.
I actually have to get a new pair, I really don't like the new ones I purchased for clinicals but at the time i needed them ASAP. Humm..rainy day here..nothing to do...yup...me thinks its new all white Shox shopping today!
- Aug 18, '12 by StephalumpQuote from CT PixieOh awesome, that's great to know! Where did you find the all white ones?I have the same pair in all white. I've spent 12 hours standing and working in them and I still love them. I've put them on at 4am and kept them on until around 11pm and still had no issues.
I actually have to get a new pair, I really don't like the new ones I purchased for clinicals but at the time i needed them ASAP. Humm..rainy day here..nothing to do...yup...me thinks its new all white Shox shopping today!Last edit by Stephalump on Aug 18, '12
- Quote from StephalumpI think it was Lady Foot Locker. I also picked up a pair at a local shoe store. I've been checking around online and I think its going to be difficult to get ALL white. I see many with a grey piping, not sure it that would fly with my school. Maybe I'll email the nursing director a pic of the ones I found and see if they meet her approval.Oh awesome, that's great to know! Where did you find the all white ones?
- Aug 18, '12 by iwantmoreI agree with the others. If the guidance didn't specifically say plain, all white, you might be ok.Last edit by iwantmore on Aug 18, '12 : Reason: typo
- Aug 18, '12 by tothepointeLVNI wore white danksos and my school didn't accept clogs either. When they say clogs they mean open back like crocs. Personally I think too much time was wasted on the perfect shoes. I think as long as the are OSHA complaint that should be enough without worrying if every single little bit is white. If the schools are so picky they should give you a list of acceptable shoes as a guideline.
- Aug 18, '12 by olivialen1Quote from moydaisyI think they are very nice but the large purple swoop may be a problem. Try some nurse mates, they are comfortable and they only have a small blue heart on the side. You can find them pretty reasonable at shoe show.I just bought Nike sneakers for nursing school and I am not sure if they are acceptable or not
My worries are that they are not completely white, which I hope is still acceptable.
These are the requirements for shoes that my nursing department said:
Plain, all white leather shoes/sneakers
- No open toes or heels
- These can be nursing shoes or walking shoes manufactured by sports companies
- No clogs or open back shoes are allowed.
- No canvas or nylon shoes are permitted (essentially any shoe material that body fluids can soak through are not allowed).
- Aug 18, '12 by Aongroup1990Those are perfect I think programs can be strict but if you are working as a cna they should be fine. My grandma used to wear those when she worked in the hospital..
- Aug 18, '12 by Bobmo88I think the mesh would allow bodily fluids to soak through but see what your program says. Here is a link to all of the white shoes on Eastbay.com for Women just in case your program doesn't accept those shoes.
Women's Shoes White All White | Eastbay.com