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Hello there, I am curious as to what the daily nurse uniform would be for a 66H at a medical facility CONUS, (stateside). In the cd/dvd that I have they are wearing both fatigues and also scrubs.... Read More

  1. by   ArmyMSN
    I just left an Army Medical Center. We wore "whites" on the wards. Army whites are issued at your Officer Basic Course or at the first assignment. We also were allowed to wear BDUs or ACUs. BDUs become obsolete next year, so I think all new soldiers are being issued ACUs. I find ACUs to be very hot and difficult to wear while taking care of patients.

    If you work in specialty areas (OB, ED, ICU, OR) you can wear scrubs from the hospital but usually have to report to work in ACUs (and change into scrubs at the hospital).
  2. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from ArmyMSN
    I just left an Army Medical Center. We wore "whites" on the wards. Army whites are issued at your Officer Basic Course or at the first assignment. We also were allowed to wear BDUs or ACUs. BDUs become obsolete next year, so I think all new soldiers are being issued ACUs. I find ACUs to be very hot and difficult to wear while taking care of patients.

    If you work in specialty areas (OB, ED, ICU, OR) you can wear scrubs from the hospital but usually have to report to work in ACUs (and change into scrubs at the hospital).
    At MAMC, we [in the ICU] have the option to report to work in ACUs, or APFUs, then change into hospital scrubs.
  3. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from ArmyMSN
    I just left an Army Medical Center. We wore "whites" on the wards. Army whites are issued at your Officer Basic Course or at the first assignment. We also were allowed to wear BDUs or ACUs. BDUs become obsolete next year, so I think all new soldiers are being issued ACUs. I find ACUs to be very hot and difficult to wear while taking care of patients.

    If you work in specialty areas (OB, ED, ICU, OR) you can wear scrubs from the hospital but usually have to report to work in ACUs (and change into scrubs at the hospital).
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, but I was also curious about uniforms & what I call "Whities" . Do we have to wears whites? There's just something about them that has always seemed bland & not as cheery to my patients...I know, sounds weird, but it does kind of affect me & others psychologically
    Holly
    PS I'm asking this because I to am looking into military nursing
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from Care&Joy
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, but I was also curious about uniforms & what I call "Whities" . Do we have to wears whites? There's just something about them that has always seemed bland & not as cheery to my patients...I know, sounds weird, but it does kind of affect me & others psychologically
    Holly
    PS I'm asking this because I to am looking into military nursing
    Hi,

    I am so glad that ArmyMSN also qualified that even though they wore whites on the unit that, "We also were allowed to wear BDUs or ACUs."

    I have not worn "whites" since 1989 at a facility that also required the white hose and even some of the nurses still had to wear their paper caps too! I was a CNA there and while at the time I didn't think anything of the whites I certainly do now! I will be one who willingly would rather wear the ACU's. I like to have thicker clothes than the whites. If I have to wear whites in my jobs now, I generally will purchase the heavier "chef" pants.

    I have a catelogue with the "whites" here and well, I would not embrace the idea of having to wear them.

    Gen
  5. by   Care&Joy
    Quote from Gennaver
    I have not worn "whites" since 1989 at a facility that also required the white hose and even some of the nurses still had to wear their paper caps too! I was a CNA there and while at the time I didn't think anything of the whites I certainly do now! I will be one who willingly would rather wear the ACU's. I like to have thicker clothes than the whites. If I have to wear whites in my jobs now, I generally will purchase the heavier "chef" pants.I have a catelogue with the "whites" here and well, I would not embrace the idea of having to wear them.
    Gen
    Thanks, Gen! I almost choked on my coffee when you mentioned the white hose & caps, ha! ...UGH! I pray we're never forced to wear that in our lifetime :wink2:
    During my' '02 graduation :mortarboard: , my colleagues wanted us to all wear the white caps, etc, for the ceremony. I highly opposed & said I'd only do it for pictures & that if they wanted me to do it w/ them, THEY'D have to buy my cap, hee hee. There's just something so sterile about them, & the moment you get something "unwanted" on them, it stands out like a sore thumb! You feel "untouchable" to your patients too.

    Holly

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