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  1. 0 I will be attending an Open House at a local hospital for nurses. It will consist of a hospital tour in various patient care areas, but no formal interview. What's the best attire to wear, scrubs or casual dress? We will tour patient care areas and meet with Nurse Managers. The recruiter said either scrubs or casual attire is fine. What would you wear to an Open House?

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  3. Visit  schnookimz profile page
    Black pants and a blouse or sweater.
    Lev <3, workingmama77, Fiona59, and 2 others like this.
  4. Visit  Whispera profile page
    I'd wear business casual. That means no jeans, no tightness, no cleavage, no advertisements and no sandals, and also subdued makeup.
    Lev <3, workingmama77, llg, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
    NOT scrubs. Only time your (potential) boss should see you in scrubs is after you're hired and working in their hospital.
    workingmama77 and Fiona59 like this.
  6. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
    Business casual. Personally I go for a nice tailored pants and a sweater set.
    Lev <3, Fiona59, and llg like this.
  7. Visit  AW-EMTP profile page
    Business casual / interview attire.
    Lev <3 likes this.
  8. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
    Scrubs are only for working, after you've been hired. Consider every potential interraction with a potential employer or manager as an interview.....and be dressed for it.
    workingmama77 likes this.
  9. Visit  QTNurseBSN profile page
    Thanks everyone! I totally agree with wearing business/interview attire. Just wanted to get the viewpoint of others. I guess the recruiter stated scrubs could be worn because the tour does consist of various patient care areas (but we've all interviewed and received a tour of the potential unit in interview attire and not scrubs).

    I'm thinking scrubs would only be more appropriate if this was a job interview with shadowing on the unit for a couple of hours as part of the interview.
  10. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
    Even then, you'd be better off changing into scrubs after the interview part is done if at all possible. Most every hospital has a locker room where you could change.
    Lev <3 likes this.