I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units - page 8

by AZO49008 | 51,914 Views | 325 Comments

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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    Cutsey tops make me happy, If I am happy I work better.
    tokidoki7 and wooh like this.
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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.
    nursel56, klone, and TipitiwichitRN like this.
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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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    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?
    SandraCVRN, hiddencatRN, AZO49008, and 5 others like this.
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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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    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.
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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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    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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    Quote from GirlSmiley
    This is part of the reason I only come here to look at informative posts directly connected to the betterment of nurses and not to the petty and sometimes divisive nature that (sadly) often rears its ugly head. . There are people who are in dire need of caring and well-trained healthcare professionals, not people who are so paltry and whiny about, oh, no, SCRUB TOPS!! As long as the tops are neat and are within hospital regulations, why care? I have been in and out of hospitals throughout my life and I can't tell you what kind top the nurses assigned to my care were wearing. What stands out to me is the quality of care that was provided. I'm well aware of the rants and venting which are understandable, but scrub tops, really? Seems to me like the cattiness from the nurse's station may have spilled over to the message boards...
    this is actually the first piece of cattiness i've seen in this thread.
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    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    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.
    being an experienced cna, still does not qualify one to understand the challenges of being a nurse.
    and it's just not cool to label the op as catty, since it shows a lot of naivete, arrogance and 'knowledge deficit'.
    furthermore, i felt it was a valid observation, which merited an informed response.
    but still, i'd like to know who's dismissing her cna experience?
    and how is said experience relevant to the op??

    leslie
    Last edit by leslie :-D on Jul 3, '10
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