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- Oct 18, '07 by Conrad283I'm losing my hair, so I keep it low anyway. I have clinical on Wed and Thurs, so I usually shave Wed morning and go with a 5 o'clock shadow on Thurs. No one says anything to me.
- Oct 19, '07 by HeatherB,CSTQuote from grahajaslove it!!I was away from school this summer and I got a Mohawk and it was "highly advisable that I get rid of it" I'll leave that battle up to the 20 somethings but I figured that since our school survival rate is less than 50% why not wear a mohawk since it was meant to be worn into war.
- Oct 19, '07 by HeatherB,CSTQuote from cityhawkExactly - once you are working. In school, it's best to follow the rules and let it go. There is a young doc on one of those ED reality shows who wears a medium length ponytail, and he looks very clean and put together. Long does not automatically = scuzzball.I think that the way you present yourself, regardless of hair, tattoos, etc carries a lot of weight. I have shoulder-length hair that I wear back in a ponytail when I'm working (I work as a PCA -- what other places would call a CNA)... as well as in my clinicals. I have one modest hoop earring and a full beard that I keep cropped close and neat. I shave the rest of my face so I don't look like I just got out of bed. Other nurses on the unit where I work have tattoos on their necks that are visible or other strange hairdos, but carry themselves professionally and always appear neat and appropriately dressed. We work at a major teaching hospital in a unit of private rooms. The patients have never complained of the lack of professionalism. It's all in how you wear it.
That being said, something like a Mohawk or purple hair or something like that might not go over too well. I say just use some judgment and try to look professional.
- Nov 25, '07 by TPS360Quote from EMTmurseIm a second semster nursing student with hair half way down my back, and as long as i roll it up in a tight semikind of bun nobody complains.
It depends on the nursing school and the facility been used for clinicals. most schools that I know prefer short hair,short nails,no bears and neat gottee
- Dec 15, '07 by Kevin RN08We're short hair (off the collar), neat facial hair is ok. As for tattoos, there has been a policy change this year, as long as it is in good taste they do not need to be covered. Previosly, all tattoos had to be covered and since long sleeves and turtle necks are not allowed students looked like "walking wounded" with bandaids and dressings covering their necks and arms.
- Dec 16, '07 by Xander57In my clinicals last sem., I was working in the recovery and one of the pts ask if I was jerry garcia. long hair on a guy is all right if you keep it clean and it doesnt interfere with pt care.
- Feb 10, '08 by RedBrickQuote from doubleohsevenSure, I have worked with guys who have tats and they were excellent nurses. I never heard a complaint about it from anyone.Im hoping that with being wonderful in every other aspect that perhaps the tat could be overlooked.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
- Feb 11, '08 by ThanetQuote from EMTmurseSame here ... except I have been nursing (mumble) years and I am in Psychiatry.Im a second semster nursing student with hair half way down my back, and as long as i roll it up in a tight semikind of bun nobody complains.
Keep it neat and tidy.
If females are allowed to wear tied back hair on / in your hospital / school, then you can too. Other wise it is sex discrimination.Last edit by Thanet on Feb 11, '08
- Mar 24, '08 by BcostaSN10Im so upset! I want to get a design shaved into my head..... but obv I cant because of nursing school.... Blah!!! My first semester is exhausting, and yea yea... it will guess worst I know!!
- Mar 29, '08 by The_WonderkidWell I have my hair spiked and shaved down both sides (with the spikes going from from to back). Its not an 'extreme' style at all.. The only thing they ask in my university (and most in the UK) is it be clean, tidy and presentable.