Nursing uniforms for military nurses

  1. 0 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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    From 'California'; Joined Sep '08; Posts: 297; Likes: 161.

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  4. Visit  armygirl2013 profile page
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    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.
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    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.
  6. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    We currently wear our Army Combat Uniform (ACUs) in my Army ER. Our facility is considering scrubs, though.
  7. Visit  nurse2033 profile page
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    I'm a flight nurse, and since we fly, we wear flight suits just like the flight crew. Hope that helps.
  8. Visit  runnergirl86 profile page
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    I wear my NWUs (Navy working uniform) but the ER, ICU, and OR wards wear scrubs.
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  9. Visit  DSchulte99 profile page
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    Depending on your skipper you may have fancy Friday.
  10. Visit  ncox1 profile page
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    I worked in the ER at MAMC and we wore our PT's to work then changed to scrubs that they issued to us.
  11. Visit  NurseKrieger profile page
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    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
  12. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    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!
  13. Visit  rndiver82 profile page
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    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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