Would wearing a sexy nursing outfit to a party disrespect the profession? - page 7

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  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from subee
    Okay, let me play Debbie Downer here. I don't fault you for your thinking because you are ignorant of what we nurses did decades ago. We wrote incessant letters to television networks and told them of all the products we wouldn't buy unless that network show changed the image of whoever was the **** nurse of the season. Maybe we older nurses are more sensitive and less tolerant but we had to work extra hard to get any respect from, what was then, physicians who were almost always male. I don't really understand why anyone would want to represent their "profession"? "trade? with an old stereotype we lobbied against. It's kinda painful to even read your post.
    Yes, but I'd argue that things have come full circle. When people see a "naughty nurse" costume at a party or a bimbo nurse on TV they recognize it for that caricature that it is. Like I said, when was the last time anyone actually saw a nurse in a white skirt and a little cap? I've never in my life seen a real nurse dressed like this and I'm over thirty. In the mind of the public, this view if the nurse in her little white dress, simpering and batting her eyelashes at the doctor is already a thing of the past. It has been for a long time. It's silly to get offended over it.
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  3. Visit  smartnurse1982 profile page
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    I remember seeing a rerun of "Julia" the show that came out in the 60's and she looked very professional.

    They also really do have skinny leg scrub pants. Just like they have cargo and wide leg style uniform pants.
    Its called Sketcher's skinny leg scrub pants. So yes,they are scrub pants,not leggings.
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    Yes, but I'd argue that things have come full circle. When people see a "naughty nurse" costume at a party or a bimbo nurse on TV they recognize it for that caricature that it is. Like I said, when was the last time anyone actually saw a nurse in a white skirt and a little cap? I've never in my life seen a real nurse dressed like this and I'm over thirty. In the mind of the public, this view if the nurse in her little white dress, simpering and batting her eyelashes at the doctor is already a thing of the past. It has been for a long time. It's silly to get offended over it.
    If we get so much respect, how come we aren't treated better by employers? It's all part if the same big picture.
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  5. Visit  hodgieRN profile page
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    The day men stop associating nurses as a sex symbol is the day women stop associating fire fighters as a sex symbol. So, that's never gonna happen. I didn't hear any ladies at work complain about Magic Mike or how those costumes were disrespectful to to all those professions. Practice what ya preach!
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  6. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    If we get so much respect, how come we aren't treated better by employers? It's all part if the same big picture.
    Because we're seen as an expense. The more doctors and specialists and therapists a patient sees, the more they are billed. The more nurses a pt has during his stay has no impact on billing. From an economic standpoint, we're overhead.
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  7. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    The day men stop associating nurses as a sex symbol is the day women stop associating fire fighters as a sex symbol. So, that's never gonna happen. I didn't hear any ladies at work complain about Magic Mike or how those costumes were disrespectful to to all those professions. Practice what ya preach!
    Right, you can't change things like this. Many men will always have some sort of fantasy about a sexy young nurse giving them a sponge bath. But anyone who's had any interaction with healthcare in their lives can differentiate between fantasy and reality.

    What about the "sexy librarian" who takes off her glasses and let's her hair down and is suddenly a sexpot?

    What about the "sexy teacher" who has a yardstick and is going to "spank" naughty pupils?

    What about the meathead striper dressed as a cop or a fireman?


    These are all halloween staples. Yes they're immature. Yes they're stereotypes. That's why nobody takes them seriously. And that's why it's silly to be offended.
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  8. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    OP, first, congrats on your weight loss!
    Second, if you want to wear a sexy nurse costume, do it. Who cares? Like others have said, it's not like wearing the costume will undo all the hard work of our nursing um.. 'ancestors' :P? And anyone who sees your costume and DOES all of a sudden think that nurses are just dumb slutty sexpots or wtv, well, they probably aren't the brightest things to begin with.

    What DOES concern me is the fact that it is a public party. In this day and age of social media, you never know what will end up online. Do you want pictures of you dressed that way to end up gracing the computer screen of a potential employer? Or worst, end up having a patient recognize you in your little outfit? That might affect your therapeutic relationship, you know?

    Personally, I don't care what you do on your own time. Heck, even if this was an orgy as another poster has speculated, eh, whatever floats your boat, as long as you are careful! I'm just saying there could be negative repercussions professionally, even if not legally with your licensure.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    Because we're seen as an expense. The more doctors and specialists and therapists a patient sees, the more they are billed. The more nurses a pt has during his stay has no impact on billing. From an economic standpoint, we're overhead.
    When people choose a hospital for the quality of the NURSING care, we will be seen as more than an expense center. When we can sell the public on lower infection rates, faster discharges, etc. our employers will have a different attitude about the nursing staff. The faster the patients are discharged SAFELY (because hospitals will be docked a fortune for readmissions) the more money the hospital makes on a particular diagnosis. I wonder if nursing turnover rates are considered when designating a hospital magnet status. Decreased nursing turnover is good for all entities involved.
  10. Visit  SDALPN profile page
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    It's getting off topic, but the hospitals should be charging for the procedures we do. They charge for the procedures the doctors do. We could do the same procedure and the hospital wouldn't make money.

    Back to topic...I'm curious what the OP decided to do.
  11. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Me too, so what did you decide OP?
  12. Visit  Julia77063 profile page
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    I don't personally see an issue with it but it's been really played out. When I think of my job sexy doesn't pop in my mind...try sexy belly dancer
  13. Visit  WeepingAngel profile page
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    I dressed up as a sexy nurse once. My hubby wore scrubs. We had fun. We're both healthcare workers who don't take ourselves TOO terribly seriously.
  14. Visit  green34 profile page
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    I don't see anything wrong with it. I did a zombie paramedic for Halloween. Not sexy, but awesome.


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