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Does anyone like their uniform? I find my uniform top to be one of the most uncomfortable and unflattering things ever made. Seriously I look like a love seat in the thing.... Read More

  1. Visit  IndyElmer profile page
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    Quote from SentimentalGeek
    Interesting that you wear knee length lab coats. Ours are to be hip length and no longer. I've heard stories of docs getting crabby about non-docs in long lab coats!
    I thought it was a little strange too. But we won't be seeing any non-nursing docs where we have our lectures, so I guess they figure we won't upset anyone.

    I find the lab coat requirement odd for a different reason. I come from a lab environment where you were not to wear your coat outside of the lab -- hallway to grab something from a -80C freezer was OK, but never to a conference room, lecture hall, cafeteria, etc.
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  3. Visit  SentimentalGeek profile page
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    Quote from IndyElmer

    I find the lab coat requirement odd for a different reason. I come from a lab environment where you were not to wear your coat outside of the lab -- hallway to grab something from a -80C freezer was OK, but never to a conference room, lecture hall, cafeteria, etc.
    Never thought of that, makes sense though! You don't want to go picking up all kinds of other stuff on your coat and bringing it back into the lab. I'm guessing the lab coats are more about putting forth a professional appearance than about function.
  4. Visit  mssjez profile page
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    Our scrubs aren't bad. Hunter green top and bottom. I'm grateful for no white since i'm rather clutzy. The only bad part about our uniform is the "lab coat" which looks like a sport warm up jacket, with no collar and snaps up the front. Unfortunately, because a hospital we do clinicals at has decided no one other than doctors can wear any type of white coat, the "lab coat" is also hunter green, which makes look weirder than a white jacket with no collar and snaps. But the scrubs are fine at least.
  5. Visit  IndyElmer profile page
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    Quote from SentimentalGeek
    Never thought of that, makes sense though! You don't want to go picking up all kinds of other stuff on your coat and bringing it back into the lab. I'm guessing the lab coats are more about putting forth a professional appearance than about function.
    In the lab, it was more so that we wouldn't be dragging lab "stuff" (infectious agents, chemicals, etc.) out to the general public areas, though in some applications, it was also so that we weren't introducing "stuff" to our labwork.

    I agree that it's likely that lab coats worn to lecture are more for appearance than function in this case. Regardless, I'm happy to have a seat!
  6. Visit  Preemie 2 RN profile page
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    I start NS in August!

    My school has us wear hunter green scrubs in any brand we choose. They have to be basic vneck tops though (no fashion tops). Also we need a lab coat and both the lab coat and scrub tops need to be emroidered with our name, "student nurse" and our school name and logo. We also have to wear white shoes with no logo.

    We have to wear the scrubs in lecture, in lab and in clinical.
  7. Visit  LB_RN2B profile page
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    Ours are ok! We have white drawstring scrub pants (dickies) m royal blue polo tops with our schools patch!!
  8. Visit  kayruhh profile page
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    Y'all are lucky! We have straight white pants, and a white top. But it's not a regular scrub top! It's an old fashioned button down with a collar top. We have a maroon stripe on the collar, and our school patch goes on the left shoulder. Their hideous! Lol.
  9. Visit  IndyElmer profile page
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    I have to admit that I"m glad that if I must wear all white, then at least they gave us freedom in choosing brand/style of white scrubs. Some of the ones that I tried on where much better than others! (And we no longer have to sew on patches!)
  10. Visit  scabby21 profile page
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    We had white pants, white v neck scrub top with the school emblem, white shoes with no logos, and white lab jacket with school emblem. You also had to wear white socks, white underwear, and white undershirt...and yes they would check!
  11. Visit  IndyElmer profile page
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    Quote from caleyjo21
    We had white pants, white v neck scrub top with the school emblem, white shoes with no logos, and white lab jacket with school emblem. You also had to wear white socks, white underwear, and white undershirt...and yes they would check!
    That rigid "white" requirement seems funny considering that flesh-toned underclothing is generally less obtrusive under white. [I had a colored classmate in CNA training many years ago and the instructor insisted that she MUST wear white undergarments even though bronze (or even black) would have better achieved the goal of unobtrusive underclothing.]

    It hasn't happened yet, and they didn't threaten it, but I suspect that my instructors would check if they thought someone was wearing anything but white or a color meant to blend with whatever your flesh tone then bounce you out for the day if you were wearing an unapproved color. I get it. If we can't follow even the most basic of rules, we should be asked to leave until we can follow the rules.
  12. Visit  scabby21 profile page
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    I always wore gray under mine and they never noticed because it blended way better. But some of the students would wear some strange colors and they would get caught.
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  13. Visit  CHESCCRP profile page
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    Navy tops and bottoms, with school embroidery and nametag. I love wearing the color navy anyway, although depending on the color coding of the hospital I do clinicals, I may be mistakenly identified as a nurse or as a transporter. The only downside is that I can't wash them in bleach to disinfect them. I will try patch testing H2O2, or perhaps just break down and buy a steam cleaner, since I understand people in hospitals can pick up some nasty bugs on their clothing.

    Maybe I'll end up in infection control, since this is the uniform issue with which I'm most concerned .
  14. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    ours were white dresses, with pin-tuck fronts (buttoned), and then the top sorta turned into a blouse attached to the skirt, which had a side zip. we thought we looked like real nurses (because the other nursing schools had dorky colored uniforms with huge white starched aprons, and one even had black unis and they wore black hose and shoes) and nobody would know the difference until we noticed 1) nobody else had a patch with the school emblem on their chests and on their nursing caps, and 2) nobody else wore anything that required ironing pin-tucks. everyone wore caps and white dresses, hose, and shoes. pantsuits were a few years in the future.

    i transferred to my school as a sophomore for the last 3 years of college and did not know what the college nursing hat looked like. when i picked mine up at the uniform store the week before classes started, i also did not know that through some error the school patch had been applied to it upside down at the factory. so here i am trying to figure out how to put the fool thing together (it came flat in a cellophane package with no directions) so that the patch is right side up when worn. feh.
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