Nursing uniforms for military nurses

  1. I have a somewhat dumb, logistical question - if you are a military nurse (any branch really) and you are working, say, in med/surg, do you wear scrubs or do you wear the fatigues? I imagine the OR staff for sure would wear scrubs but what about the floor staff?
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  3. by   armygirl2013
    Quote from Enthused_Nurse2B
    I have a somewhat dumb, logistical question - if you are a military nurse (any branch really) and you are working, say, in med/surg, do you wear scrubs or do you wear the fatigues? I imagine the OR staff for sure would wear scrubs but what about the floor staff?
    In my experience it's based on the facility and what the Commander dictates. I've seen full fatigues, scrub top with fatigue bottoms, or the military nursing "whites" which have name and rank. They will always want something that can identify you by name and rank at the very least.
  4. by   Enthused RN
    Thanks for your response. I was just trying to picture myself as a military nurse and I couldn't imagine what I would be wearing.

    Dorky - I know.
  5. by   Pixie.RN
    We currently wear our Army Combat Uniform (ACUs) in my Army ER. Our facility is considering scrubs, though.
  6. by   nurse2033
    I'm a flight nurse, and since we fly, we wear flight suits just like the flight crew. Hope that helps.
  7. by   runnergirl86
    I wear my NWUs (Navy working uniform) but the ER, ICU, and OR wards wear scrubs.
  8. by   DSchulte99
    Depending on your skipper you may have fancy Friday.
  9. by   ncox1
    I worked in the ER at MAMC and we wore our PT's to work then changed to scrubs that they issued to us.
  10. by   NurseKrieger
    WAMC at ft bragg-

    Medsurge areas- ACU bottoms and ACU scrub top (given through vending machines)

    Critical care areas- Blue scrubs that were given through vending machines

    Although some nurses prefer to stay in ACUs for their shift in medsurge and I haven’t seen anyone get in trouble for it yet. Personally I would MELT
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from NurseKrieger
    Although some nurses prefer to stay in ACUs for their shift in medsurge and I haven’t seen anyone get in trouble for it yet. Personally I would MELT
    Yeah, we do -- especially in the summer and when the AC isn't working well!
  12. by   rndiver82
    Quote from Enthused_Nurse2B
    I have a somewhat dumb, logistical question - if you are a military nurse (any branch really) and you are working, say, in med/surg, do you wear scrubs or do you wear the fatigues? I imagine the OR staff for sure would wear scrubs but what about the floor staff?
    ER nurse at SAMMC in San Antonio. We're allowed to wear scrubs, full ABU's, or scrub top w ABU bottoms. Some people report to work in PT gear/ the uniform of the day and e change at work. It's nice because you have a choice and you don't have to take all the germs home to your family.

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