Are pattern/print scrubs unprofessional outside of pediatrics? Are pattern/print scrubs unprofessional outside of pediatrics? | allnurses

Are pattern/print scrubs unprofessional outside of pediatrics?

  1. 1 This topic has bugged me for a while. I only wear solid scrubs (and would even in pediatrics). I don't have a problem with individuals wearing patterns/prints in pediatrics, but elsewhere it vexes me. I find it quite unprofessional. What do you believe?
    Last edit by OwlieO.O on Oct 18, '13 : Reason: typo
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  2. Poll: Are print/pattern scrubs outside of pediatrics unprofessional

    • Yes

      27.44% 59
    • No

      72.56% 156
    215 Votes
  3. 60 Comments

  4. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
    #1 0
    I wear patterns often but never cartoons or holiday themed scrubs as they can be perceived as annoying or childish.
  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #2 4
    I wear solid scrubs however I wear patterned jackets that are also holiday themed. They haven't affected my professionalism and patients..... young and old a like..... love them......I am "known" for them.

    If one color is professional my feeling is return to white and caps.

    But that is just my opinion.
  6. Visit  OwlieO.O profile page
    #3 0
    I'll add something - In a hospital environment, policy may rightfully dictate solid color coding. For example: CNAs - white, RNs - light blue, NPs - dark blue, Physicians - teal, Techs - Maroon, etc.
  7. Visit  Marsha238612 profile page
    #4 4
    I've seen all kinds and sorts of scrubs. I think as long as they're clean, not wrinkled, and don't look overwashed(wasted) they look nice even with patterns.



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  8. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
    #5 2
    I dislike holiday scrubs. I don't celebrate any man-made holidays. Seeing scrubs with Santa Claus reindeer, "Easter" bunnies, spiders, or witches offend me greatly. Not everyone believes in mainstream holidays. If its inappropriate to discuss politics and religion at work, then it is also inappropriate to wear them on your clothes.
  9. Visit  schnookimz profile page
    #6 8
    Quote from thenursemandy
    I dislike holiday scrubs. I don't celebrate any man-made holidays. Seeing scrubs with Santa Claus reindeer, "Easter" bunnies, spiders, or witches offend me greatly. Not everyone believes in mainstream holidays. If its inappropriate to discuss politics and religion at work, then it is also inappropriate to wear them on your clothes.
    Aren't all holidays man-made? Confused...
  10. Visit  RegenerativeNurse profile page
    #7 1
    To each his own I suppose. I'm looking for a pair of beautiful hello kitty scrubs. Just the top. As long as my patients don't have a problem with it and my manager doesn't mind I can wear whatever I please. Although I'm not much of a person who dresses for Halloween. I just love Hello Kitty anything but i still wouldn't wear holiday themes Hello Kitty. That's just me
  11. Visit  brithoover profile page
    #8 11
    Quote from thenursemandy
    I dislike holiday scrubs. I don't celebrate any man-made holidays. Seeing scrubs with Santa Claus reindeer, "Easter" bunnies, spiders, or witches offend me greatly. Not everyone believes in mainstream holidays. If its inappropriate to discuss politics and religion at work, then it is also inappropriate to wear them on your clothes.
    Offends you greatly? It's not like they are forcing their opinion on you. It's just a darn shirt don't take it personally. I love prints
  12. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
    #9 2
    I like patterned scrubs!
  13. Visit  VampyrSlayer profile page
    #10 9
    Quote from thenursemandy
    I dislike holiday scrubs. I don't celebrate any man-made holidays. Seeing scrubs with Santa Claus reindeer, "Easter" bunnies, spiders, or witches offend me greatly. Not everyone believes in mainstream holidays. If its inappropriate to discuss politics and religion at work, then it is also inappropriate to wear them on your clothes.
    I don't get this... As a Christian it never offends me when I'm wished a happy Chanukah...
  14. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
    #11 2
    This is a little off topic, but the bible doesn't say to celebrate Easter or Christ's birth....only Christ's death. The only "holiday" I attend is Jesus death memorial.
    All other holidays, to me, are based in Paganism or falsehoods not rooted in bible principle. So seeing crosses (that the bible states are cursed) and Adorned trees (that the bible says we're to not erect like the Pagans), Easter eggs and bunnies ( originated with Pagan fertility festival) offends me. Its not just a shirt, its a belief system. I could go on but its off-topic.....
  15. Visit  Ddestiny profile page
    Quote from thenursemandy
    This is a little off topic, but the bible doesn't say to celebrate Easter or Christ's birth....only Christ's death. The only "holiday" I attend is Jesus death memorial.
    All other holidays, to me, are based in Paganism or falsehoods not rooted in bible principle. So seeing crosses (that the bible states are cursed) and Adorned trees (that the bible says we're to not erect like the Pagans), Easter eggs and bunnies ( originated with Pagan fertility festival) offends me. Its not just a shirt, its a belief system. I could go on but its off-topic.....
    I guess the question is, why are you offended that they believe or celebrate differently than you? I'm an Atheist and I have no problem being told "Merry Christmas" or "Bless You" or other phrases grounded in religion, or seeing Santa on someone's scrubs. Can't we just take it at the value in which it's meant? The statements are pleasantries. They're not saying "You must celebrate Christmas or there's something wrong with you," it's a holiday-themed version of "have a nice day".

    I'll admit, it is annoying when patients make statements suggesting that, because I'm a nice person, I must be Christian...but they aren't meaning to be offensive. Call it being naive to other lifestyles or cultural incompetence, but is it worth being offended over or attempting to correct? This person is attempting to compliment me, now I'm going to lecture them? I know that's not exactly what you were talking about, but I guess that is my example of how I've been affected. I've never been one for celebrating holidays (usually chose to work them in LTC so that did could be with their families and I could get the Holiday Pay) but I don't understand being offended by people that choose to participate in them or that are passionate about their faith and want to wear something that is related to it. As long as we can all be respectful of each other's beliefs (Don't try to convert me, I won't try to convert you), there's no problem.........Right?



    And now that I've assisted in taking this thread even more off topic.....
    I think that as long as scrubs are clean, wrinkle-free and they fit the person well, it's professional. I really enjoy wearing Cherokee Flexibles. They typically have a colorful pattern on them and they're one of the few types that don't make me feel like I'm wearing a tent.

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