I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - page 6

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... Read More

  1. Visit  RickyRescueRN profile page
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    To those still wearing scrub tops (and pants) with cheesy prints on them; enjoy wearing them while you can, as the movement accross Nursing management and hospitals is to get rid of that type of hap hazard motley crue appearance. Many hospitals in the region where I practice have mandatory uniform policies where RNs wear a certain solid colour scrub and distinguishing device. This is becomming popular and many other hospitals are considering implementing these changes.
    So to the Print Wearers...enjoy your crazy tops as their days are numbered.
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  3. Visit  GirlSmiley profile page
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    Quote from leslie :-D
    re the bolded (emphasis mine):

    maybe and hopefully, when you become a nurse, you will understand the many obstacles we face:
    with our image, being one of the several enigmas we are confronted with.
    we have a long way to go before we will ever be considered cohesive, unified, credible, and competent.
    and so, discussing as to what we wear, is consistent and pertinent in relating to how we are perceived on a professional level, and the layman's level.

    i do understand that as a nsg student, your ideals are the archetype of most students.
    i too, was one of those students, who concocted a list of shoulds and should nots.
    then i became a nurse.
    and as a nurse, i can promise you, there is nothing catty about the op's contentions.

    let's reopen this thread in a few years, shall we?
    i'd be interested in hearing about your righteousness at that time.

    leslie
    Yes, Leslie, you are correct that I am a nursing student, but I am in no way, shape, or form new to the nursing profession. My aunt, who raised me, has been an RN for 39 years as well as three first cousins (2 RNs, 1 CNA) and two other aunts who are NPs. I, alongside RNs and doctors, cared for my dying Grandmother who died after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, all the while caring for my two boys alone while dealing with my husband being on his 2nd deployment to Iraq (cue ).I have been a CNA in a hospital, nursing home, hospice, and and am now a PCA (personal care attendant) for an agency, and before that I was a police officer in the U.S. Air Force so, please, take what I say as you will, but there was no sense of righteousness [(definition-morally upright; without guilt or sin) wow, really?] to any of what I said. Also, as I stated, I have been both patient and employee for a number of years and I was giving my opinion on the matter and your opinion is just that, YOURS, and we all know what they say about opinions...the last two lines were lovely.:icon_roll
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  4. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
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    I am curious. Do the cutesy scrub people dress in cutesy patterns outside of work?
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  5. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from girlsmiley
    yes, leslie, you are correct that i am a nursing student, but i am in no way, shape, or form new to the nursing profession. my aunt, who raised me, has been an rn for 39 years as well as three first cousins (2 rns, 1 cna) and two other aunts who are nps. i, alongside rns and doctors, cared for my dying grandmother who died after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, all the while caring for my two boys alone while dealing with my husband being on his 2nd deployment to iraq (cue ).i have been a cna in a hospital, nursing home, hospice, and and am now a pca (personal care attendant) for an agency, and before that i was a police officer in the u.s. air force so, please, take what i say as you will, but there was no sense of righteousness [(definition-morally upright; without guilt or sin) wow, really?] to any of what i said. also, as i stated, i have been both patient and employee for a number of years and i was giving my opinion on the matter and your opinion is just that, yours, and we all know what they say about opinions...the last two lines were lovely.:icon_roll
    living with, being related to, and knowing nurses is not the same as being a nurse.
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  6. Visit  GirlSmiley profile page
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    Quote from ruby vee
    living with, being related to, and knowing nurses is not the same as being a nurse.
    ...and piggy-backing on a post that you obviously didn't read isn't the same as reading it. i have 9 years experience in nursing.
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  7. Visit  Flo. profile page
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    Cutsey tops make me happy, If I am happy I work better.
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  8. Visit  netglow profile page
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    I think what Ruby was getting at was ...as an RN (aka registered nurse, e.g. licensed to practice as a registered nurse) That if you applied to say, a hospital in the United States, you would have the ability to be hired as a Staff Nurse legally - that without fear of being arrested for impersonating a licensed professional.

    I think a great majority of us have taken care of family and friends prior to our edu and licensing as RNs. While that experience will be rememberable for all, it was not very similar to the work of an RN except in caring and in that way, more.

    Anybody want a piece of blueberry cake? It'll be out of the oven in 7 minutes.
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  9. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from ruby vee
    living with, being related to, and knowing nurses is not the same as being a nurse.
    like i said, some will get that "aha" moment when they actually become a nurse and experience the varied challenges we speak of.
    we'll talk then.

    leslie
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  10. Visit  HamsterRN profile page
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    While it may be true that wearing teddy bear scrubs on an adult unit may make patients smile, so would wearing a clown costume. Is it any wonder Nursing has such a hard time being viewed as professionals?
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  11. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    GirlSmiley has certainly been in the field long enough to have experienced the cattiness that can go on. While the aides don't have the same responsibilities as the licensed personnel everything they do is nursing, albeit those things for which one needn't be licensed.
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  12. Visit  DolceVita profile page
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    Quote from GirlSmiley
    ...and piggy-backing on a post that you OBVIOUSLY didn't read isn't the same as reading it. I have 9 years experience in nursing.
    I thought I read CNA.
  13. Visit  Moogie profile page
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    Quote from 2ndwind

    Anybody want a piece of blueberry cake? It'll be out of the oven in 7 minutes.
    I was thinking of a little of this myself...

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  14. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from DolceVita
    I thought I read CNA.
    You did. While she is not a nurse, she is certainly performing nursing duties and working in the health care field. This dismissal of aides is offensive. Mine are my eyes and ears, some more so than others, and they are worthy of respect and certainly have a place in the nursing environment.
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