Working With Tattoos In Rolla Missouri - page 2

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Hello everyoneprobably a weird question, but here it is......I have only been an LPN for a few years now, and have only had one job and it's herein Seattle. I commute in to work, my husband is military and he is most likely going... Read More


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    Hello everyoneprobably a weird question, but here it is......I have only been an LPN for a few years now, and have only had one job and it's herein Seattle. I commute in to work, my husband is military and he is most likely going to get stationed in southern Missouri at Ft LeonardWood. I have extensive tattoos including full sleeves, nothing visible with a long sleeve shirt on under my scrubs. Where I work at completely does not care if they show at work. From what I have been reading about southern Missouri, the area is known as the Ozarks and has a reputation for being very old fashioned and part of the Bible Belt.does anyone have any knowledge of working down there and having tattoos? For that matter, did I just get lucky to have my only job as a nurse not care about my tattoos showing? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! I am not looking forward to moving somewhere so hot and humid in the first place, much less having to wear long sleeves :-(
    I just moved from Fort Leonard Wood this past May. I'm in Springfield now working at the hospital here. If you are on post at the hospital there it doesn't surprise me that they don't care about your tatts. Most of the hospitals here don't care either. I think they are so short of nurses that you could have a tattoo between your eyes and still be ok. LOL Welcome to my neck of the woods!
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    Born and raised Missouri girl here - I actually used to work at PRMC in Rolla before my husband and I moved out of state! FABULOUS and very professional hospital for such a rural area. Some of my pts actually preferred it over the hospitals in St. Louis. I loved it! Great people, and I was sad to leave. But yeah. No tats, no freaky hair colors allowed. They were trying to achieve magnet status when I was there (several years ago) so I don't know if they hire LPN's anymore. All nurses wear the same scrub colors hospital-wide, so that your patient knows you are a nurse walking into the room, not a housekeeper or tech. I loved the navy...I have to wear all white at the hospital I'm in now.

    As for the conservative/hillbilly aspect...Rolla is home of the University of Missouri-Rolla, which has one of the top-rated engineering programs in the country. Lots of PhD's floating around that town, tweed jackets and and all.

    Rolla is a great area if you like to do things outside - lots of hiking, biking, running, rafting/floating. Hills and rivers galore. Good luck with your move!! I think you'll like the area. It's gorgeous!
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    I work as a nurse in Canada (previously Vancouver, BC, currently Regina, Sask) and there are a lot of nurses with exposed tattoos and [some] piercings. As long as we're hygienic, we can maintain personal style within professional attire! Clearly there were more colourful characters in Vancouver, but I found that in Saskatchewan, a lot of nurses have nose rings, full makeup and more casual attire (ex: emerg nurses used to wear sweatpants and scrub tops -but they recently nixed that- and some senior nurses in oncology or hemo wear slacks and a nice top, not scrubs). From what I've seen, the attire rules depend on the general rules laid out by the hospital, and more specifically, the views of your unit manager. Bottom line: have your [appropriate] tattoos showing and wear your nose rings proudly! Just make sure you've got the skills to back yourself when met with conservatives, geriatrics, and those of a crusty nature.


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