Quote from km5v6r
When I was in school the director came to me more then once and mentioned my shoe strings needed to be cleaned. Not the shoes themselves but the shoe strings. My instructors had nothing to do with it. One did suggest I safety pin the laces together and wash them with my uniforms. Yeah right. The director would see me in the halls and nab me. It got to the point that every couple of months I would just completely replace the laces. Trivial, stupid and meaningless but I was attending "their" school and had to go by "their" rules. If your director wants you clothes pressed; then press or quit. While being thrown out a program because of laundry habits is not fair neither is a majority of life or employers.
Lucky for you--shoelaces allowed! In my nursing program, we were to wear white (and I mean new white--no scuffs)shoes w/NO laces. A white blouse w/COLLAR--no scrubs
, white pants--pressed--no wrinkles. Top that with a horribly crude "tabbard" (is that what its called?) I don't know, it reminded me of the signs people wear over their shoulders stating, "THE END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR"!!! it was some kind of apron w/pockets. Our clinical instructors would have us show up at school in our gear BEFORE we went to any hospital--to inspect what we planned to wear. No steths around our necks either, germ factor you know...MAN, I AM GLAD TO BE DONE WITH ALL THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, I will be working as a new RN somewhere, getting told what scrubs and shoes are acceptable, etc...it never ends, does it???!!!!
PS-I hate ironing, I paid my sister 5 bucks and she kept my creases nice!!!