scrubs vs dress casual

  1. I've been reading the PA vs NP threads and what a heated debate!! Time for something less serious. Does anyone agree that it's such an assett to not have to purchase expensive clothes and launder/dry clean them and replace them? This is especially applicable for NPs I suppose, who sometimes wear dress casual to work with lab coats, and also doctor's nurses, educators, admins and stuff who also do, vs us "indians" in the trenches who wear srubs.

    My wife is one who "dresses up" for work, and frankly, I want no part of it until I have no choice.

    I once talked to a lawyer, a really well dressed snappy guy, who said when he retires, he will not own a tie, will not even wear one to anyone's wedding, or funeral or anything. I thought that was cool.

    -k
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  3. by   jaimealmostRN
    I agree! We even get a uniform allowance thats automatically put into our paychecks twice a year.
  4. by   Fiona59
    I remember one RN that wore Dockers and a golf shirt on a med/surg ward. Different pair every day. My first thought was how much cash does the guy have??

    Oh, how I wish there was a uniform allowance.....
  5. by   kevagonia
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    I agree! We even get a uniform allowance thats automatically put into our paychecks twice a year.
    you get a uniform allowance for what kind of job?
  6. by   frogdog
    Quote from kevagonia
    I've been reading the PA vs NP threads and what a heated debate!! Time for something less serious. Does anyone agree that it's such an assett to not have to purchase expensive clothes and launder/dry clean them and replace them? This is especially applicable for NPs I suppose, who sometimes wear dress casual to work with lab coats, and also doctor's nurses, educators, admins and stuff who also do, vs us "indians" in the trenches who wear srubs.

    My wife is one who "dresses up" for work, and frankly, I want no part of it until I have no choice.

    I once talked to a lawyer, a really well dressed snappy guy, who said when he retires, he will not own a tie, will not even wear one to anyone's wedding, or funeral or anything. I thought that was cool.

    -k
    One of the job perks is wearing scrubs! I hate shopping for clothes, and I hate trying to figure out what I'm gonna wear to work. Scrubs are a wonderful thing.
  7. by   Celia M
    Now I'm in management I don't wear scrubs unless I'm scheduled to work in the ICU. I keep a set of scrubs in my office so if I need to I can change. The clothes and shoes I wear to work are washable and easy to work in, I always wear a lab coat when I'm on the unit. My work clothes are just that , I don't waer them on the weekends or in the evenings. They are not expensive or dry cleanable. I wear them just as as I did scrubs when I worked as a staff nurse, for work only. Scrubs are so comfy and easy to work and wash too. So long as you look neat and professional and can work effectively in what you're waering I don't think it matters,
  8. by   PJMommy
    I used to work in a career where I had to wear biz professional dress every day -- nylons, suits and heels. Love my scrubs!! There has to be a funeral for me to put on a pair of panty hose.

    I wonder though with all the med students I see who come in dressed to the hilt with their short white coat over the top.... will they continue this after the first pt vomits all over them? With the gunk and germs that I get all over my scrubs -- I can't wear anything that can't go into a hot water washing machine!!
  9. by   beochicken
    One question though. Do ya'll wash your own scrubs? Or does the hospital provide a new set of scrubs for you every morning?
  10. by   PJMommy
    My scrubs are mine -- I paid for them. Hospital does not provide for me although they do for OR and PACU staff. Yes, I wash them myself. They go directly into the laundry room/washing machine when I get home so I don't drag germs all around the house.
  11. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from kevagonia
    you get a uniform allowance for what kind of job?
    RN. All RNs get $75 2 times a year, unless the hospital supplies you (ICUs, L&D).
  12. by   PCloudy
    This guy must have another income as well...most trench nurses I know are not weathy by any means.

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