What does your uniform look like?

  1. I'm not in clinicals yet, but just wondering. Also, do you pick what you want as long as it's white, or whatever, or do you have a specific uniform? And shoes? I really don't care what I wear, but please don't tell me you wear those caps! I saw some in my bookstore! :angryfire
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  3. by   klone
    Quote from studentnurse74
    I'm not in clinicals yet, but just wondering. Also, do you pick what you want as long as it's white, or whatever, or do you have a specific uniform? And shoes? I really don't care what I wear, but please don't tell me you wear those caps! I saw some in my bookstore! :angryfire
    We wear a specific type of scrub top (Barco - forest green) and any kind of white uniform pants (I opted for Cherokee flares). Any kind of white shoes as long as they have closed heels and aren't canvas.
  4. by   Carleigh
    Isn't it exciting, just beginning this journey? I'm in my last term. Our uniforms are very simple: white snap front top and navy pants, white shoes. No caps! We have a lab coat for when we interview our patients the day before or when we have special assignments outside of the hospital. And of course, our student ID badge. Good luck. When do you start school?
  5. by   Berta
    Barco scrub top, forest green with school patch on sleeve. White seamed pants,white snapfront jacket, white shoes ( no clogs or sneakers with logos). The school had a specific store we had to buy our uniforms at. Our school recommended one uniform. I bought 3. One to be wearing, one in the car in case I get pooped, puked, etc upon, and one in the wash. So far that has worked out perfectly.
  6. by   Boe
    We have to wear a white tunic top (with school patch), and we had our choice of white drawstring or elastic pants or a skirt. We had to buy from a specific company, and the pants are awful! when worn at the waist the crotch hangs down really low (not just on me, but everybody). Now the men's uniform shirt is zipper front and looks alright.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Ours are uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly.
  8. by   AmyLiz
    I'm still waiting to get in, but I've got some friends in the program.

    Used to be at our school you had to wear whites. Now they've changed it and you have to order the whole ensemble through the school...maroon pants, white top with maroon piping at the sleeves and pockets. Oh and white shoes that you also have to order through the school apparently.
  9. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from Carleigh
    Isn't it exciting, just beginning this journey? I'm in my last term. Our uniforms are very simple: white snap front top and navy pants, white shoes. No caps! We have a lab coat for when we interview our patients the day before or when we have special assignments outside of the hospital. And of course, our student ID badge. Good luck. When do you start school?
    HOPEFULLY, I'll be starting clinicals in August. I envy you getting ready to graduate!
  10. by   Truly_Blessed
    I love our uniforms. I go next week to get fitted for mine. It consists of: white Landau labcoat, white Landau tunic top, white cherokee pants, and white cherokee athletic shoes. Plus school patches on the tops and labcoat. I think they look professional and polished. Can't wait, can't wait!
  11. by   Carleigh
    Quote from studentnurse74
    HOPEFULLY, I'll be starting clinicals in August. I envy you getting ready to graduate!
    I wish you the best of luck. I graduate Aug. 19th. It seems like I just started sometimes. It's a scary and good feeling all at the same time to be almost done. Our last term deals with management and community health nursing. Our class has lost half of its original members due to various reasons. Do you have a area of nursing that you're particularly interested in?
  12. by   mitchsmom
    This is straight from out student guidebook:
    "
    Attire:
    Students in the School of Nursing conduct themselves in a professional and, without exception, present themselves in professional appearance and attire in all practice settings. Students who are not in practice attire are asked to leave the practice site. All professional attire described below must be purchased from Dove Apparel* except the School of Nursing polo shirt and School of Nursing patches which are purchased from the Bookstore.

    Required:
    Acute Care Setting:
    - White School of Nursing Woman's Scrub Top (females) or Unisex Top (males) with Nursing patch with white Unisex Pant.
    or
    - White TLC dress for females.
    Community Practice Setting:
    - White School of Nursing Polo Shirt with Nursing Patch (from Bookstore) with navy blue Unisex Pant.
    In Addition:
    - White V-Neck Cardigan with school of nursing patch on right sleeve.
    - School of Nursing name tag (available through bookstore).
    - Hair neatly groomed and off collar.
    - All white leather shoes, toe and heel enclosed, with low heels (no clogs), all white socks/hose required.
    - Appropriate undergarments must be worn.
    - Clean, pressed, and neat clothing.
    - Jewelry limited to watch, plain band ring, and one pair small post earrings.
    - Short (no longer than inch), well-groomed nails with clear nail polish (according to CDC guidelines). No artificial nails of any type.
    - Appropriate personal hygiene is expected with no use of perfumes and no cigarette smell.

    Optional:
    - Navy V-Neck Cardigan with School of Nursing patch on right sleeve.

    *Students must order required and optional uniforms from Dove Apparel. Place orders by phone fax, mail, or online.

    Dove Professional Apparel
    2389 5th Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101
    (800) 829-DOVE
    Fax: (619) 238-3685
    DOVE@MEDICALAPPAREL.COM
    www.medicalapparel.com "
  13. by   jenrninmi
    We have to purchase from the school 2 polo shirts with school's logo on it (one navy blue and one white) and a lab coat with the logo also. We also purchase on our own navy blue dockers and most of us wear white walking shoes. And our badge of course.
  14. by   LauraLou
    We have to wear all white. Tops have to been a uniform tunic style and the pants must be uniform pants, no scrub tops or pants allowed. We also have to have a white labcoat. Both lab coat and top must have school patch, plus a school name tag.

    I am a very fair-skinned blonde, so all white makes me look terrible. I feel like a big marshmellow puff. The good thing is once I am there, I get so busy I forget how bad I look.

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