I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - Page 13Register Today!
- Jul 4, '10 by morphedQuote from DolceVitaExactly. What are we supposed to do, come in with stains and holes in our clothes because we're so "self-confident"? Is there something wrong with wanting to look put together and professional? If your CEO showed up in sweats and a bandana everyday, wouldn't someone say say WTH is going on????? What if he wore jeans and a polo as a step up from the sweats? Isn't it still inappropriate for his job? You're not working at Chucky Cheese's...you're working in a hospital. To be honest, I don't even think that you should wear cartoon scrubs in Peds/NICU, but I would turn a blind eye to that just in case it might help some poor little kid. But with NICU, how old are the kids? Would they even benefit from those scrubs? And wearing cartoon scrubs doesn't show that you're comfortable in your skin. I'm comfortable with a lot of things too, but that doesn't mean they're appropriate for work.Very few people do not judge, in part, on presentation. Those that say they don't judge others on how they look are unlikely to rank very high on self awareness or self honesty or both. One may refuse to be judged but it doesn't really work that way.
How likely is a patient, reliant on a nurses' care, going to say, "you need to rethink the dappy scrubs". Not many. Why would they risk offending their nurse?
- Jul 4, '10 by morphedQuote from DolceVitaInterestingly enough from a patient's perspective I have heard them say that some of these tops look like "beachwear" or "casual tops you'd see with jeans" -- from the above links.
I feel the same about flowery tops as I do the cartoon etc. ones. Don't like them. Don't think they project the image I want to project. Would prefer if other nurses didn't wear them because I think it lets the side down a bit.
I agree, the tops are cute but the first link looks like something I would wear with jeans and the second looks like a pajama top! I keep thinking "flirty" when I look at the first top and that is NOT something I want to be saying at work! The fact that they're so casual would make me feel uncomfortable at work, but it's cute otherwise.
- Jul 4, '10 by TwilightRNurseSome days I wear plain colors, other days patterns and some days I do wear scrubs with prints and I work with adult patients. I get far more compliments on my scrubs with cute prints on them.
Professionalism is the way you care for your patients, the way you speak to others, the way you do your job, the integrity you have while on the job. While I would not like to see a nurse with stained or ripped clothes, I think clean pressed scrubs should be a personal choice.
- Jul 4, '10 by Paco-RNWhen I was @ 5, I had surgery at the NY Eye and Ear Infirmary and still to this day remember the lovely nurse in white cap and dress at my bedside taking care of me and bringing me tiny cups of ice cream with a smile. While I don't advocate that nurses need to return to that type of dress (esp males ) I did appreciate the fact (even at that age) that she projected the image of a person of trust with neat and uniform attire. I knew at first glance who was a nurse and who was not. These days, I have to visually fish for an ID badge on someone's chest to determine if someone is an RN. I'm all for color coding scrubs, so we know quickly who is who. But I must say as well, white scrubs can be harsh
Even flight attendants don't project the neat image of yesteryear, what a shame. These days they have that "who did it and ran" look ... .. anywayz ...
For the record, I would actually love to see the occasional nurse bring back the white uniform and cap for a day, that would be cool.
- Jul 4, '10 by TwilightRNurseWe have a large blue RN patch we have to wear. No problem knowing who is who. The LPN's, CNT's, etc likewise have their own patches. I think it's terrific. I have worn all white in the past and while it's very professional looking it's not practical. I would agree with going back to wearing caps.
- Jul 5, '10 by DolceVitaQuote from TwilightRNurseThe patch is a good idea. I hate feeling like I have to grab someone's ID to see what they do.We have a large blue RN patch we have to wear. No problem knowing who is who. The LPN's, CNT's, etc likewise have their own patches. I think it's terrific. I have worn all white in the past and while it's very professional looking it's not practical. I would agree with going back to wearing caps.
- Jul 5, '10 by Ruby VeeQuote from jessy_rnwere we talking about all prints, or just cutesy prints? i have no problem with adult-looking prints. they help hide the mishaps i might have with the fork on the way to my mouth, or opening the betadine packet or whatever. but betty boop, sponge bob and the ilk do nothing to enhance the professionalism of the wearer.n and i prefer to dig out my cute print tops when i work pedi/nicu and wear my solids elsewhere.