yucky white uniforms.. - page 2

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  1. by   missionnurse
    OH YAY!! A chance to vent about the white uniforms!

    We can't even wear scrubs! Our whites have to be approved as "uniforms," the shirts have to button up the front and have a collar, and the pants have to have a crease on the front of each leg. YUCK!!

    I live on the Southeast Coast and I'm always afraid someone will holler "Beached White Whale!!" and attempt to throw me back!

    But in May it will all be over!!!!


    Misty
  2. by   dstudent
    Man don't you just hate that
  3. by   prmenrs
    You guys don't know what you were missing in the "olden days"--2 layers of starched cotton, stiff as a board, full aprons, all items put together with "studs" -- no, NOT, that kind, darn -- a cap that looked like a bird had landed on your head, and had a tendency to rip the hair off the top, a cape and a sweater for those nippy days, these were DRESSES, mind you, not pants, stockings and white shoes, not athletic type. Oxfords were in.

    The good side? No, our underwear did not show through, but if you had to bend over very far, it could be very embarrassing! Also, the hospital did most, NOT ALL, of the laundry. We still had to wash and starch and IRON our collars, cuffs and caps. Ugh.

    WEAR FLESH COLORED UNDIES!!! less peekaboo. And count your blessings!
  4. by   ntigrad
    We have a hospital in this area that has gone back to all white uniforms for nurses. They can also wear dark blue pants if they want. Allot of them look sloppy though because not every piece of white clothing they are wearing is really white. So you have white pants and a dingy shirt. Yuck! All white isn't bad, but the hat my school has to wear looks like the bird-on-the-head type, but smaller. There is another school in our area that has a cap but it's more of a pill box and does not have wings. I wouldn't mind that one. When we started wearing our "bird" caps, I put mine in a zip lock bag for the summer and the corners got gently bended iinward so it doesn't wing out like everybody elses. The school didn't say anythign to me about it so I dont mind wearing it as much. Still I will be glad to not have the apron and cap. I also look forward to wearing a different color and a lab coat with some kind of print.
    Jill
  5. by   howie122832
    I am in a program where we have to wear white scrubs, with the " LOVELY" white cobbler (smock!). We all look like GIANT walking marshmellows walking down the hall. I am, however forever grateful that we do not have to wear our caps in school, or at clinicals. We graduate 11/26/02 (YEA!!!!!!) and I have to wear a white scrub dress, and the white starched cap for an entire evening... I'm only wearing it because my director threatened my life if I didn't!! I'm always afraid that I'm going to drop my pen and bend over to pick it up, and people are gonna start pulling up, thinking my butt is a drive-in movie screen!! being all white and all!
  6. by   Vsummer1
    Originally posted by howie122832
    I am in a program where we have to wear white scrubs, with the " LOVELY" white cobbler (smock!). We all look like GIANT walking marshmellows walking down the hall. I am, however forever grateful that we do not have to wear our caps in school, or at clinicals. We graduate 11/26/02 (YEA!!!!!!) and I have to wear a white scrub dress, and the white starched cap for an entire evening... I'm only wearing it because my director threatened my life if I didn't!! I'm always afraid that I'm going to drop my pen and bend over to pick it up, and people are gonna start pulling up, thinking my butt is a drive-in movie screen!! being all white and all!
    I wouldn't stay all evening then... for the pinning ceremony I can see wearing it. But after? Adios amigos!
  7. by   howie122832
    Oh, believe you me..... It's off as soon as possible.... I'm not even staying for the reception after...I Have bigger issues with the cap then the dress.... It's just not conducive to my hairstyle!
  8. by   Joeknee
    WOW!

    I feel very lucky. At my school we're allowed to wear any colour uniform or scrubs (within reason) and all white shoes (although some clinical facilitators are more lenient than others).
  9. by   P_RN
    prmenrs...you and I must have been in school at about the same time! We didn't have a cape, just an UGLY navy gabardine coat with an UGLY sky blue lining. The yellow dress could be no more than 17" from the floor and we had to wear a full slip! The apron could only be worn in the hospital so if you had class before you had to carry the thing around with you.
    Last edit by P_RN on Nov 12, '02
  10. by   colleen10
    Hi everyone,

    This post made me think of going underwear shopping yesterday. I went to JC Penny's and purchased a couple pairs of underwear that might be helpful when you wear white pants and uniforms. They are called "Barely There" and they are really, really neat. They are made mostly of Nylon, like 77%, and then a little bit of Spandex and Cotton.

    They don't appear to leave you with panty lines and they are very thin (but not too thin) and they "breathe". They come in a number of colors, probably even "nude". I don't have clinicals til next fall so I can't tell if they will work well under white pants but if any of you have a pair I'd be interested in hearing if they work or not.

    ps, they are very very comfy!
  11. by   opalmRN
    WOW prmenrs
    I'm havin a bout of de JA vou. I have a picture of my older sister posing proudly in front of the hospital (cause that was the only way back then to get a nursing education).
    I gotta tell you she looks like a dead ringer of your description.

    Actually I don't think she was smiling now that I think about it,
    I think between the starch, the oxfords and the flying nun cap she was crying!
    Hey thanks for that laugh.
    C
  12. by   opalmRN
    P_RN,

    It must have taken you an hour to get ready for class, but you looked might sharp when you got there.
    C
  13. by   karmagrl
    and then i will not be in kansas anymore.........



    well i wont go into too much discription ...........but....

    our uniforms make me look like all uniform and with a small head.......... and........

    if i am driving with the windows down.....the wind catches my collar...i swear it will transform me into the "flying student nurse"......what a sight that will be.....:roll :roll :roll :roll

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