Hey everyone, I was just trying to get some opinions of an incident that happened to me recently.
I was pulled aside by the director of my nursing program, and was told that if I wore wrinkly clothes to clinical again I would be kicked out of the program. I was wearing a polo and khakis to clinical which I did't think were wrinkly, but apparently the clinical instructor did, she didn't say anything to me about it,but she said something to the director.
Edit= Thanks for everyones advice! I took a lot of it and the next clinicals went fine, as far as my attire went.
I'm wondering if I'll get reprimanded because of my wrinkly face (in my 40s)...
Don't you have a uniform? We were forced to buy a horrible uniform with a high polyester content. It feels like you're wearing plastic, but there's no chance of wrinkling, ever.
I don't know why schools are so harsh about this stuff. It seems ridiculous to me. I got "talked to" once by a CI because I had an "odor" (I bath daily in the morning but don't usually wear deodorant -- personally I think deodorant smells worse than light body odor but I'm a hippie). I just sucked it up (from a woman who came to teach clinical with her hair dripping wet every day) and bought some unscented deodorant (it still smells like chemicals to me). God knows I wouldn't want to offend anyone while I'm wiping the feces off their buttocks.
Last edit by firstyearstudent on Sep 22, '06