Uniform

  1. Does anyone else wear a dress still? Since qualifying 4 years ago I have never had to wear a dress, always tunic and trousers but my new place has a non negotiable policy on wearing a dress! Aaaaargh, call me feminist but I hate dress wearing. I think it is at the very least, not practicle. I think the home I work in like to emphasise old style nursing and feel they do this more with old style uniform! Management is changing next year though, maybe there is hope!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   vrhodes
    Thats crazy! I rarely see dresses in my hospital, sometimes a skirt though. What do the men wear? Or are they also behind the times in employing males?
  4. by   prmenrs
    It's just impractical, no matter what the political implications are.

    I just can't imagine worrying about what my dress is showing off while I'm crawling around on the floor (why do they put the electrical outlets where only a contortionist can reach them) trying to plug something in, move something (or someone), or, Heaven forbid, CPR---in a dress???

    Get real!
  5. by   banditrn
    Good grief!! Could you get by with a culotte type thing? And, yeah, what do the guys wear?
  6. by   ann945n
    I wouldnt want to wear the classic dress but I do wish there was a "look" that only nurses would wear that way it would set us apart from other staff like MA and CNA or other medical persons, maybe give some of the prestige back to us.
  7. by   RGN1
    I have a tunic & a dress & I like my dress best. In the UK only theatre nurses/personnel wear scrubs plus in some places ICU & ER nurses.

    I don't "show" anything off in my dress & it makes me look way slimmer than my tunic does. I'm not fat but the flaps at the back of the tunic top make my bum look really big! So I'm forever pulling them back down over my trousers!
  8. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Wear a dress to an interview? yes. Where a dress so that I can get puked and peed on? no. I am a student nurse and even we do not have to wear a dress!!! marron scrubs and a white coat (if we are cold)... Are they gonna make you wear a cap too?

    swtooth
  9. by   P_RN
    If they are truly immovable on the dress thing, I guess you have to go along. Frankly I sometimes wear a long knit navy skirt with a white shirt and a navy scrub jacket. I also had a green skirt but that wan't one of our "colors," so I was told not to wear GREEN. If you truly refuse to comply with their dress code, then would you leave?
  10. by   prmenrs
    Can we all say: "Indecent Exposure"?
  11. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from marjoriemac
    Does anyone else wear a dress still? Since qualifying 4 years ago I have never had to wear a dress, always tunic and trousers but my new place has a non negotiable policy on wearing a dress! Aaaaargh, call me feminist but I hate dress wearing. I think it is at the very least, not practicle. I think the home I work in like to emphasise old style nursing and feel they do this more with old style uniform! Management is changing next year though, maybe there is hope!
    I'm not a feminist either, but I don't think company's should be requiring women to wear dresses either, regardless of profession.

    When they also require men to wear a skirt, I might comply.
  12. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Quote from ann945n
    I wouldnt want to wear the classic dress but I do wish there was a "look" that only nurses would wear that way it would set us apart from other staff like MA and CNA or other medical persons, maybe give some of the prestige back to us.
    You should look at the post under general nursing...a whole discussion about the power of the color white....very interesting.
    When I wore a uniform I looked all over for dresses because I like them better and could never find any white ones.

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