Have dress codes changed for clinical prep?

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    I was at work yesterday and the floor I was on had students there preparing for clinicals today. I was floored!! Two of the students had on leggings and super high platform heels. One had on a low cut shirt with her lab coat. I was thinking to myself is this a hospital or a night club?

    And the clinical instructor was there!!!
    Hygiene Queen, Esme12, timmedico, and 1 other like this.

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    Maybe the low-cut shirt is inappropriate but it wasn't like they were doing clinical. They were just getting their clinical info. I know days that I'm not working, I feel like I have to counteract my days of wearing scrubs by dressing up a little.

    Just my two cents. Maybe if it becomes a bigger problem, suggest to their instructor that they have a dress code for clinical prep-work.
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    Our dress code for getting pt info for clinicals is no open toe shoes, no jeans, and we have to wear a lab coat over our outfit.
    kakamegamama likes this.
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    Dress code for students at my place is: Uniforms required.
    KeyMaster likes this.
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    our contract with the schools states they must wear uniforms even if doing the prep work. If they are here, they are in uniform
    KeyMaster and hikernurse like this.
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    When I had clinicals were could either wear our uniforms with our school lab jacket or business casual. No jeans, no low cut shirts etc. I thought they were inappropriately dressed regardless if it was an actual clinical day or not.
    kakamegamama and poppycat like this.
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    Quote from chrisrn24
    Maybe the low-cut shirt is inappropriate but it wasn't like they were doing clinical. They were just getting their clinical info. I know days that I'm not working, I feel like I have to counteract my days of wearing scrubs by dressing up a little.

    Just my two cents. Maybe if it becomes a bigger problem, suggest to their instructor that they have a dress code for clinical prep-work.

    But they were still in the hospital setting and they were interviewing the patients. It is a hospital and not the night club. I guess since I'm older I have a different way of thinking in regards to what is appropriate to wear to various settings.

    Even the charge nurse said something about the way the 2 students were dressed.
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    Our dress code was closed toe shoes, no jeans, no revealing clothing. We had to wear our white lab coats. I usually wore khakis, flats and a nice blouse or sweater with my lab coat over it whenever I had to go to the hospital to do my clinical prep.
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    We had to wear clinical uniform. No exceptions due to the fact that we were still "guests" at the facility and were expected to be professional at all times.
    poppycat and KeyMaster like this.
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    We had white uniforms and the shirts had the school patch on the sleeve, as did our white lab coats. Close-toed shoes, all white (I had to use white out to cover a light gray stripe on the sides) and the uniform. If we were in psych or peds it was business casual but nothing low-cut, nothing short, no high heels, no open-toe shoes. Our clinical instructor would send us home and we'd get an incomplete for that day's clinical rotation, or the facility would call the school and complain if we violated it!


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