I don't start my nursing classes and clinicals until the fall, but I'm curious about shoes. Everyone I know outside of the nursing program says I'm going to need super good shoes, but is that really true? Standing for hours/walking/moving things and always being on the run isn't anything new to me since I've worked in retail in an extremely understaffed store. I wore decent shoes like Crocs about half the time, and the other half the time I wore Etnies with Dr. Scholl's inserts. My clinicals are only 5 hours long which to me isn't bad at all (a short shift in retail is 4, and I usually worked anywhere between 7 and 9)...so my question is, can I wear my regular, not expensive shoes that I liked for my work in retail, or do I need something better?
May 11, '10
If your not so expensive shoes are comfortable and fall into what's acceptable for your school, wear them. The point is, you need shoes that are comfy... if a $10 pair of shoes are comfortable for you, then that's what you should wear... Me, I spend $120 on Dansko
's... anything other than those I have horrible leg, foot, and back pain after 12 hour shifts...
May 11, '10
If I had to work 12 hour shifts I would have to get better shoes...but I would often work 4-5 hour shifts with no break in Old Navy flip flops with no problem...and my clinicals are only 5 hours so I figure I'll get a pair of all white sneakers and some Dr. Scholl's inserts and call it a day.