I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - page 33

by AZO49008

The other day a co-worker strolled in wearing a scrub top festooned with furry, smiling teddy bears. On an adult cardiac floor...REALLY? On various adult units I've seen Looney Tunes, Precious Moments, rainbows and clouds,... Read More


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    I agree, sort of. I dislike seeing adults wear scrubs that display Spongebob, Scooby Doo, Disney; etc. However, the occasionaly holiday attire would be cute and fun. Most places have a uniform policy anyhow, different colored scrubs for different positions.
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    i think that all people have an inner-child, and they feel warm and taken care of if they see their favorite childhood characters...
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    So my question is... being a new CNA, will it be okay for me to wear the 'cutesy scrubs?' I was told I could wear any color/print except plain white (would not want to wear white anyway!!)

    Maybe I'm thinking into this too far, and here's where I'll take your advice... but I just feel being new I should wear solid scrubs. What's your opinions? It's transitional care & rehab.
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    I agree Libby - I would wear solid or understated prints for your first days until you pick up on how other people dress. Perhaps it wouldn't matter in the slightest if you wore a splashy or juvenile looking print, but it's awkward enough to be the new person without worrying about that, too! Best wishes!
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    Quote from libby11
    So my question is... being a new CNA, will it be okay for me to wear the 'cutesy scrubs?' I was told I could wear any color/print except plain white (would not want to wear white anyway!!)

    Maybe I'm thinking into this too far, and here's where I'll take your advice... but I just feel being new I should wear solid scrubs. What's your opinions? It's transitional care & rehab.
    When you're just starting out, wear solid scrubs. You'll get a feeling for what's OK in your facility and what isn't, and as you expand your scrub collection (and you will -- we all do), you can choose prints and brighter colors. But you don't want to start out with the reputation for "inappropriate scrubs", and until you work there for awhile, you won't know what's inappropriate and what isn't.
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    I'm in pediatrics and wear a mix of cheerful patterns (flowers, etc) and some tasteful cartoonish ones. I have found that balance of the tasteful cartoonish ones where the cartoon is kinda hidden and integrated into a nice pattern rather than just having the character splashed all over the scrub. I have a fav top (fav with the patients too) that has white background with black flower pattern and Elmo's head in red. It looks like red flowers until you look close.
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