Black - The New White For Nurses? - page 3

by JerseyBSN

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The facility where I work went over to all black scrubs for nurses in March of 2011. We were all shocked! Patients even asked if we were in mourning for the first few months. I had a procedure at another facility this week... Read More


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    While I think all hospitals should have color coded uniforms for the different professions, black just seems grim and morbid. Different shades of blue is probably the way to go: neutral color, not reminiscent of funerals or blood, and professional looking (just never understood flowery and pooh bear scrubs, I was not meant for pedi).
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    Nurses wear navy blue in my hospital. Clinical assistants wear maroon.
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    Quote from applewhitern
    BlueDevil, I do have a totally white cat! I was just thinking how I would look with white cat hair all over my black scrubs when I read your post!
    That's my problem: my scrub wardrobe is predominantly black (by choice) and I live with a white cat who is older than God and will probably survive the Apocalypse. Trust me, it looks BAD. I go through hair-remover tape rollers like there is no tomorrow.
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    Quote from sarakjp
    While I think all hospitals should have color coded uniforms for the different professions, black just seems grim and morbid. Different shades of blue is probably the way to go: neutral color, not reminiscent of funerals or blood, and professional looking (just never understood flowery and pooh bear scrubs, I was not meant for pedi).
    Why the need for color-coding at all. If you otherwise properly identified...tag/lab coat, really what's the point? It's nonsensical.
    PMFB-RN likes this.
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    I am very sad to see so many hospitals have required scrubs for their nurses. To me this is a huge indicator of a hospitals lack of respect for nurses. Just curious for those of you unlucky enough to work in such a hospital, what are the physicians required to wear?
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    I love wearing my black bottoms but all black is rather depressing. That being said, I am guilty for wearing all black but I do wear something colorful inside like bright blue and wear bright blue shoes or wear a bright orange sweater (it's always freezing at the hospital I work). Black is fairly easy to mix and match with the other stuff you wear IMO.
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    For a occupation dominated by women, the idea that white was ever an option for pants is down right silly. No one obviously gave thought to periods when they came up with the white idea.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I am very sad to see so many hospitals have required scrubs for their nurses. To me this is a huge indicator of a hospitals lack of respect for nurses. Just curious for those of you unlucky enough to work in such a hospital, what are the physicians required to wear?
    Do you mean "required" as in having to wear scrubs or "required" as in having to wear certain colors of scrubs?
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    Do you mean "required" as in having to wear scrubs or "required" as in having to wear certain colors of scrubs?
    *** I took it for granted that nurses would wear scrubs. That the hospital has so littte reguard for nursing that they would tell each nurse what they must wear, in much the same manner I used to pick out clothes and colors for my 3 year old is indicative of administrations opinion of nurses.
    I hope someone answers my question about what color scrubs the physicians are required to wear at these same hospitals.
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    no color looks good on everyone. Royal blue,imo who elses?, looks awful on most people. burgandy is one of the colors that looks ok , at least, on most people. i eould hate having to wear all white as it makes me look awful and many whites are see through in the huge fluorescent hospital lights.


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