tucking scrub pants in shoes - page 4

sup dudes n dudettes, the nursing school struggle is real. so much reading to do, but i'm trying to stay positive n picture what it'll be like to finally be an rn. anyway, got a practical... Read More

  1. by   SueBergRN
    I believe you should focus more on patients and your professional practice than how your "high tops" are going to look with your pants tucked in. We need to look professional but if fashion is your priorty than you went into the wrong profession. Scrubs are not than funky.
  2. by   i♥words
    I seriously thought this thread was about scrub pants being too long. I was going to say that maybe you should try rolling them under or hemming them before you resort to tucking them into your shoes. Oh well . . .
  3. by   brennan4ever
    I read your past comments...its nice to be hip as long as upu care for your patients...u kinda remimind me of myself...I love geriatric ltc ..nursing home work...the residents love me and I love each one like my own GMA and GPA...love wearing Jordan's or any cool hitop just like I explained....I don't talk like a surfer though..like some stated about you..I just talk in simple terms that the average old dude will understand...keep on with the nursing...but remember most docs don't talk to you like a normal person they talk like your a nurse....fyi
    Last edit by Esme12 on Sep 25, '13 : Reason: TOS/english only pls/NO TEXT SPEAK
  4. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from dudemursebrah2b
    that quick escalation though. to clarify, the reason for me wanting to engage in tuck action is due to the fact that 1) my shoes are made for eating tucks 2) it's just a style.

    plus, the tuck won't really be major. i kind of see it like choosing what color scrubs you wanna wear -a matter of personal preference.

    excuse me if the dude/dudette thing offended u lol. i am what i came from lol. there's no changing that.


    Many hospitals won't even allow staff to choose the color of their scrubs, so your desire to express yourself is going to be in direct conflict with hospital policy. Who do you think is going to win that battle?

    And yes, I have to say I wasn't thrilled with the salutation. I am where I came from as well, and we don't speak that way. There's no changing that. You may want to remember that in your clinicals when you're dealing with patients of varied backgrounds.
  5. by   GadgetRN71
    Some OR nurses tuck the bottoms into their socks or cuff them..Sometimes the hospital provided scrubs are long and you don't want them trailing in blood and other goop.
  6. by   md/vaRN
    When I first read this I thought "is this person for real?". I don't care how young or hip a peron thinks they are, nursing school clinicals, and the hospital are where you suck it up and blend in fashion wise. I just graduated in May and we all wore the same ugly elastic top navy pants and a ridiculously ugly whte top. We all had to have leather or leather-like shoes. Did we all look like morons?...yes. And did we want to be caught dead elsewhere in those get ups?..heck no. Your respect for what you should wear as a professional adult should be reevauated, along with the slang...leave that on the high school bus.
  7. by   PalmHarborMom
    Tucking pants into your shoes will, in my opinion, look ridiculous. But consider the gross factor... Not tucked into shoes means that when feces, urine, blood or vomit hits your pants that it will run down and hopefully onto the floor and worst case scenario, your shoes. If your pants are tucked into your shoes..... feces, urine, blood or vomit might end up on the floor or it could go right into your shoes or socks and onto your skin; which poses a possibility of being exposed to whatever the patient has... YUCK!!!
  8. by   CountryMomma
    I'd like to point out that the way a person talks here on the forums may be their relaxed self, with less emphasis on "proper" grammar and appearance. This isn't a job interview, and you have no idea if this gentleman talks like this in the professional setting.

    OP: If you really have your heart set on standing out, I'd ask your precept or instructor first. Also, there are other ways of standing out, such as outstanding skills or an enthusiastic drive.
  9. by   Esme12
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  10. by   prmenrs
    Oh, for Pete's sake. Who cares what you do w/your pants? If school or clinical setting doesn't like it, they'll tell you, follow their directions, it's not a fashion show, it's a job.
  11. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from CountryMomma
    I'd like to point out that the way a person talks here on the forums may be their relaxed self, with less emphasis on "proper" grammar and appearance. This isn't a job interview, and you have no idea if this gentleman talks like this in the professional setting.

    OP: If you really have your heart set on standing out, I'd ask your precept or instructor first. Also, there are other ways of standing out, such as outstanding skills or an enthusiastic drive.
    Agree.

    So far...this has been a VERY interesting thread!
  12. by   john1923t
    First, It will not look professional, and even if you do get away with wearing them that way, the other nurse's who will be evaluating your performance will not give you the best rating.
    Second, no matter what scrubs you wear, you end up pulling them up all day long. Now try to keep them up if they are being pulled down with every step you take.
    Do your best to blend in with everyone else, don't draw any more attention to yourself then you have to, as a student everything you do will be watched by someone.
  13. by   NurseOnAMotorcycle
    Sup brah, ignore the haters and do the thing you do. Make sure you keep on studyin like you said you do so your patients don't end up six feet under.

    Keepin up a good morale is, like, the best thing you can do to get through nursing school, so if it means tucking your pants into your high tops, then go for it.

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