Grooming for male pre-nursing students - page 2
by rocketberger 4,893 Views | 16 Comments
Hi I'm a male still taking my prerequisites for nursing school but my question is, are you allowed to grow your hair long in a nursing school/program?? cause I've been growing my hair for 3 years now, i would want to keep it but... Read More
- 0Feb 9, '12 by TreniaQuote from gitanorni hope you're joking. none of the female nurses at my hospital or school have their hair half as decent as the guy in that cartoon. guys with longer hair shouldn't be held at a higher standard than women.regarding this issue, i must say it all depends on the school. however, if you sport long hair it should be kept on a tight well groomed pony-tail with no facial hair falling towards the face. example of a good grooming pony-tail...
- 0Feb 22, '12 by nurse2033Always present yourself looking sharp and well groomed. Nothing reeks unprofessional like fashionista stubble. You are there to work, not pick up hotties. Definitely pull your hair back because it will get in... stuff. It can also be a safety issue if you work in ER or psych or other areas that sometimes get hands on. I keep my hair too short to grab but once had long hair. Follow guidelines if there are any.
- 0Feb 24, '12 by HouTx GuideHey guys - old bat here with an FYI
HCAHPS now govern hospital reimbursement. This means that patient satisfaction has a direct effect on how much money the hospital will receive for their services. Organizations with poor patient satisfaction will be penalized, and the ones with high satisfaction will receive more money. So - game on.
So, hospitals are doing everything they can to please patients, including making sure that their staff looks like exactly what the patient wants to see. I know that it may not be fair, but the public (patients & families) have a certain image that says "competent & professional nurse". If you look different than that ideal picture, this will have a very negative impact on your job prospects.