What do you wear to class? - page 3

by cmonkey

I'm going to call and ask next week, but do you wear scrubs on non-lab/clinical days, or just street clothes?... Read More


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    Quote from JUPITER19
    We have to wear a white uniform for clinical days, and Hunter Green scrubs for lab days.

    Me
    Jupiter19, where do you go to school that you wear a white uniform? I think that's awesome.
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    Quote from Intern67
    I think they had a problem with complaints of students wearing scrubs straight from work. Instructors decided they could not tell who was wearing scrubs to work after class (which is fine) from who was coming off a shift to class in scrubs (which is not fine).
    They let you do that?? We are strictly prohibited from wearing our scrubs or nursing shoes on our way to our clinical placement. You can pick up all sorts of microbes and bring them into the facility. Seems to make sense to me.
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    When I first started my program, the dress code for lecture days was professional dress, which included no jeans and no flip flops. However, people were too loosely interpreting the dress code, so starting last semester we are only allowed to wear scrubs. That includes clinical, lab and lecture days - only our school uniforms are permitted. I don't mind - that way I don't have to think about what to wear to school everyday :-)
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    Quote from spritez
    They let you do that?? We are strictly prohibited from wearing our scrubs or nursing shoes on our way to our clinical placement. You can pick up all sorts of microbes and bring them into the facility. Seems to make sense to me.
    With all the visitors coming in and out of the hospital (along with all kinds of other folks) do you really think putting scrubs on at home and going to clinicals is going to make a difference?

    The areas in the hospital that need to be kept "more clean" at my hospital, have their own scrubs provided for employees and students from the facility. My rotation in L&D was like that, their was a locker room and fully stocked area of scrubs. OR was like that as well.

    We have plenty of people that if they are leaving after class to do their patient research, they will wear their scrubs to class.


    We can wear whatever we want to class, certain days like skills test outs we have to be in full clinical get up. Whenever we go to the hospital whether it be for clinicals or research we are to be in our full clinical attire.


    I usually wear jeans, t-shirt and hoodie. In hot weather I wear flip flops or sandals and shorts or jeans. Pretty much always have a hoodie on because I am insecure (of my body and my gigantic boobs) so I rarely will not have some type of hoodie.

    Our class rooms are a very relaxed setting.
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    I wear street clothes, unless I am either coming from or going to work, then I wear scrubs.
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    We wear white uniforms on clinic/lab days, casual the other days. When do patient picking we either wear scrubs of our choice (not white because the staff knows when we wear white, we're on duty) or business dress.
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    Quote from Cathylady
    Jupiter19, where do you go to school that you wear a white uniform? I think that's awesome.
    LOL.....I go am going to start Farmingdale State College. We have to order a specific shirt and pants (hope they are not tapered!!) from Dove Professional Uniforms. I call it a uniform because it is fancier button down collared top and thicker fabric of both pants and shirt than regular scrubs I actually don't mind except they are alot more expensive than regular scrubs!! On days where we just have lecture you can wear normal street clothes, but my lab is 10 minutes after my lecture finishes so I just have to wear my Hunter Green scrubs to class (my least favorite color ever!!! Why can't we have the awesome purple scrubs of NYU!!)

    Me
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    Quote from ~Mi Vida Loca~
    I try to wear clothes, if I am feeling saucy I wear a bikini. :|
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    Quote from DolceVita
    They specifically asked us not to wear scrubs to Skill Lab. They did not want people coming in the gear they wore to work (uck!).

    If they have no specific code just be clean and neat. We had one woman who had her cleavage on display all the time -- oh dear. Another who wore Daisy Dukes with flip flops -- go figure. No one wants to see any flesh between shoulders and knees -- not at school.

    Just my 2 cents.
    It's only "uck" if you don't wash them after each use. Maybe they have reason to think that the students don't launder their scrubs often enough. If that's the case, they need to stress the importance of washing them after each wearing since scrubs can transfer bacteria to others, inside and outside the hospital.

    I just read some the posts that came after the one above and it would not be good if students were wearing scrubs they had just worn to work. I went to school with some students who would wear their scrubs more than once before washing them, so that's what made me think along those lines in my first paragraph.
    Last edit by GM2RN on May 10, '10
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    Quote from GM2RN
    It's only "uck" if you don't wash them after each use. Maybe they have reason to think that the students don't launder their scrubs often enough. If that's the case, they need to stress the importance of washing them after each wearing since scrubs can transfer bacteria to others, inside and outside the hospital.
    You didn't seriously think I was referring to clean scrubs being worn did you? LOL


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