Would wearing a sexy nursing outfit to a party disrespect the profession? - page 9

by smartnurse1982

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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 sexy nurses outfit? In the... Read More


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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    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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    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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    Quote from subee
    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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    Quote from hodgieRN
    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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    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.
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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.
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    Me too, so what did you decide OP?
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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
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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.


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