Would wearing a sexy nursing outfit to a party disrespect the profession? - page 5

Ok,just want some opinions. I am Rn,I've been a nurse for 9 years. But I just want to attend a lingerie party in April. Do you think it would be sort of disrepecting my profession if I I wore a... Read More

  1. Visit  SDALPN profile page
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    The OP states she has been spoken to about her scrubs at work before. Obviously there is more to this. People should go to work to do a job, not to appear as anything other than professional. Its not a fashion show. The only nurses I have seen that were spoken to by a supervisor for their clothing were WAY out of line. Just because its sold in a scrub store, doesn't make it ok to wear at work.

    To those that say it is close minded to be against it... That is just a way to create an invalid argument and sound PC. I'm certainly not closed minded. But I have respect for myself and I choose to carry myself with class. If a nurse chooses to go in public (especially where pictures will be taken) and be half dressed, they deserve everything that could be a consequence in the future. I choose to be an advocate for nursing and our reputation. But the few who do things like this to bring us down make the fight even harder to keep our profession a respected one. There must be a line drawn somewhere and I do agree that there is no clear answer. I do think that if you want to dress like that in your own bedroom that it is different than doing it in public. The public tends to be ignorant about nurses, so don't think that they are thinking like you are when you dress that way.
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  2. Visit  rdsxfnrn profile page
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    I am confused about said party............ a lingerie party at a hotel, general public invited, and you are supposed to wear your lingerie to attend? What kind of party is this, and what are you going to be doing there? This is a serious inquiry, I have never heard of such a thing. Could get raunchy in a hurry!
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  3. Visit  drowningdaily profile page
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    I am curious as to what makes all the staunch defenders of our profession so sure that the people in the event will assume she is a nurse in real life. When I see a girl in a sexy pirate costume I don't assume she has a boat docked in the parking lot. Nor do I offer catnip to the girl in the skimpy kitty suit. IMO the cattiness and judgemental mindset of some nurses is what demeans our professionalism, not what a nurse wears to a lingerie party in her free time.
  4. Visit  blackvans1234 profile page
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    It's only bad if you're a man, and haven't shaved your legs.
    Szasz_is_Right, tyvin, and SDALPN like this.
  5. Visit  satherp5 profile page
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    Quote from SDALPN
    The OP states she has been spoken to about her scrubs at work before. Obviously there is more to this. People should go to work to do a job, not to appear as anything other than professional. Its not a fashion show. The only nurses I have seen that were spoken to by a supervisor for their clothing were WAY out of line. Just because its sold in a scrub store, doesn't make it ok to wear at work.

    To those that say it is close minded to be against it... That is just a way to create an invalid argument and sound PC. I'm certainly not closed minded. But I have respect for myself and I choose to carry myself with class. If a nurse chooses to go in public (especially where pictures will be taken) and be half dressed, they deserve everything that could be a consequence in the future. I choose to be an advocate for nursing and our reputation. But the few who do things like this to bring us down make the fight even harder to keep our profession a respected one. There must be a line drawn somewhere and I do agree that there is no clear answer. I do think that if you want to dress like that in your own bedroom that it is different than doing it in public. The public tends to be ignorant about nurses, so don't think that they are thinking like you are when you dress that way.
    I apologize in advance for some of the things I'm about to say. This post rubbed me the wrong way.

    Not a fashion show? Who are you to say that it's wrong to care about your appearance as a nurse?!? By putting care into her look, maybe it gives her more confidence, enabling her to be a better nurse. Just because it might not fit your definition of professional, doesn't mean that it's not.

    The only ones that YOU....I repeat YOU have seen get talked to are "WAY out of line". So you just assume that's the case for everyone? Maybe she has a supervisor that has a huge stick up her butt?!?

    You say public. Did she say this lingerie party was open to the public? The fact that she took the time to ask the question on this board shows me that she actually cares, so i'm guessing its safe to assume shes probably not going to stop by Safeway in her sexy nurse outfit to buy wine and liquor. As far as pictures being taken...that's EVERYWHERE!

    "The public tends to be ignorant about nurses." The public is ignorant about a lot. The same public that assumes all massage parlors give happy endings. Or if you have tattoos, piercings and unique hair you're an idiot/criminal/rude...etc. if you're going to devote your life to trying to gain the respect of "the public" then you sure got your work cut out for you. The public insists on being miserable. On finding the bad in everything. On making ignorant assumptions. A woman dresses sexy so she's a ****. A woman goes to a costume party as a sexy nurse so all nurses walk around hospitals in short skirts, heels offering free tugs? Screw worrying about people like that.

    Be a good person - be a good nurse - have fun (even if that means showing a little skin)
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  6. Visit  SleeepyRN profile page
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    Quote from Mom To 4
    Offensive? No on your time do and wear what you want to and do not worry about people on a message board. I am much more concerned about our profession getting on the same page about education and entry points to practice. I am much more interested in the DNP argument or NPs having independent practice. Almost every profession has disrespectful costumes.

    Completely agree. I'd wear my costumes on Halloween if I were comfortable with my body.
  7. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from satherp5

    I apologize in advance for some of the things I'm about to say. This post rubbed me the wrong way.

    Not a fashion show? Who are you to say that it's wrong to care about your appearance as a nurse?!? By putting care into her look, maybe it gives her more confidence, enabling her to be a better nurse. Just because it might not fit your definition of professional, doesn't mean that it's not.

    The only ones that YOU....I repeat YOU have seen get talked to are "WAY out of line". So you just assume that's the case for everyone? Maybe she has a supervisor that has a huge stick up her butt?!?

    You say public. Did she say this lingerie party was open to the public? The fact that she took the time to ask the question on this board shows me that she actually cares, so i'm guessing its safe to assume shes probably not going to stop by Safeway in her sexy nurse outfit to buy wine and liquor. As far as pictures being taken...that's EVERYWHERE!

    "The public tends to be ignorant about nurses." The public is ignorant about a lot. The same public that assumes all massage parlors give happy endings. Or if you have tattoos, piercings and unique hair you're an idiot/criminal/rude...etc. if you're going to devote your life to trying to gain the respect of "the public" then you sure got your work cut out for you. The public insists on being miserable. On finding the bad in everything. On making ignorant assumptions. A woman dresses sexy so she's a ****. A woman goes to a costume party as a sexy nurse so all nurses walk around hospitals in short skirts, heels offering free tugs? Screw worrying about people like that.

    Be a good person - be a good nurse - have fun (even if that means showing a little skin)
    ^Whoop Whoop!!! WELL said!!!
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  8. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    I have never in my life owned a sexy nurse outfit. How DARE you sully our respected profession thus? After the struggle to be seen as more than a glorified pillow fluffer and waitress, THIS is what you choose to do?!?!?!

    I'll pause now for the laughter to die down...

    Sheesh Almighty, it's a party. Have fun, wear what you want, and don't drown in all the sanctimony that seems to have flooded the thread.

    If we're talking disrespect to a particular sect...well, there's a coven of vampires with a bounty on my head out there somewhere, based on my favorite costume... here's hoping Lestat is the ringleader,LOL.
  9. Visit  wanderlust99 profile page
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    Is a nursing outfit really appropriate for a lingerie party is my question. Halloween yes. When I see lingerie party I think slutty teddies, thigh highs with garters and hooker heels. I'd just worry you'd be out of place in a nurse's outfit.
  10. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from SDALPN
    And then nurses wonder why we don't get respect as nurses. This is why people think we spend our time chasing doctors and that we are are flaky blondes and pillow fluffers.
    And many think we're another kind of "fluffer."

    Quote from MomRN0913
    Seriously! They have the naughty fireman, naughty cop, naughty every profession costume in the costume stores. Does that harm the reputation of all those professions too?!
    Gee, I can't imagine any difference between the professions of nursing and firefighting/policing. Oh, except the fact that one is traditionally female. Perhaps that would make a difference in the world full of objectification and double standards?

    OP should do what she wants. I wouldn't wear a sexy nurse costume. Nursing has enough trouble without me throwing heat on the fire. I also wouldn't attend a public party in wearing only underwear. But if OP wants to do so, nothing us uptight people here are going to do to change that.
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  11. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    There's no way for us to know, without seeing the costume first. Put it on, snap a pic and upload it here for consideration.
  12. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    Quote from SDALPN
    And then nurses wonder why we don't get respect as nurses. This is why people think we spend our time chasing doctors and that we are are flaky blondes and pillow fluffers.
    People think that because a LOT of nurses ARE chasing doctors, etc.
  13. Visit  satherp5 profile page
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    People think that because a LOT of nurses ARE chasing doctors, etc.
    When you say a lot of nurses chase doctors you might as well say a lot of nurses have common sense. Is there something wrong with wanting to be with someone smart, educated and that makes good money?!?

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