Chest hair

  1. I am a student nurse with an assignment to post a question online, so this one popped into mind...

    The school I attend requires male students to cover their chest hair with an undershirt if their scrub top allows any hair to be shown. I also have a friend whom is an RN that allows his massive amounts of chest hair to shown and well known.

    Should males be required in practice to cover their chest hair with an undershirt?

    I know this is may seem silly, but as a male SN I am very curious to see some opinions on the matter. Thank you
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   Ozzy84
    I have hairy chest and at work no body say anything !! I wear V neck in Tshrt because I like this way. And my chest hair seen with no problem. First time I heard from you that your school Ask that. silly something.
  4. by   Libby1987
    Only if manscaped.

    Oh wait this wasn't about my personal preference.

    Unless they start making us wear hairnets, it's non sensical to make any rules about chest hair that peeks out of code approved shirts.
  5. by   mariebailey
    Chest hair is so retro. Your program is rightfully keeping your program modern and hip. Maybe they should require female nurses to bleach their anus. This is all in the best interest of the patient.
  6. by   Skip219
    One of our surgical instructor advised the girls to wear nylons to prevent perineal fallout especially if wearing a scrub dress!
  7. by   HouTx
    Quote from Skip219
    One of our surgical instructor advised the girls to wear nylons to prevent perineal fallout especially if wearing a scrub dress!

    OMG - this is toooo funny. Did the instructor suspect the girls were going commando?? Very strange. I'd keep an eye on that one if I was you.
  8. by   akili132
    Never experienced any of it, seems strange to me.
  9. by   Bluebolt
    That is ridiculous. Of course nursing programs will have all kinds of bizarre and over regulated rules, just follow them for 2 years. When you graduate you can proudly show off your chest hair at work. I've done it before, you might get the other guys teasing you and pulling at it though.
  10. by   Ninjateagan
    I appreciate the feedback.
    I too think it is silly that my school regulates whether our chest hair is showing. I could see in a clinical setting how that might be considered unprofessional to some, but I really think that regulating it is overboard.
  11. by   psu_213
    Quote from mariebailey
    Maybe they should require female nurses to bleach their anus.
    Please, please, please…never make me the one who has to check compliance on that.

    Thank you.
  12. by   windsurfer8
    That is the best question you could come up with? yikes. And what school tells you to post an "online question"? Just post a random question somewhere online and have people who may or may not be nurses answer it? I don't buy it dude.
  13. by   BlueRN95
    Quote from windsurfer8
    That is the best question you could come up with? yikes. And what school tells you to post an "online question"? Just post a random question somewhere online and have people who may or may not be nurses answer it? I don't buy it dude.
    I got a few laughs reading the comments though.
  14. by   Bbett
    My
    Nursing program requires this as well.

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