Nursing Scrubs: The Material Makes A Difference - page 3
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The vast majority of nursing scrubs are made using blends of polyester and cotton, although some uniforms are 100 percent cotton and others are constructed with 100 percent polyester material. A small number of scrubs are made... Read More
- 1Aug 23, '12 by rivershark2005My facility requires that I wear a certain shade of blue. Not navy, not ciel, but a bright blue. They give every new employee two sets of scrubs. Cherokee is what they stock. So far, I like them. I don't know about being scratchy or anything as I wear a long-sleeve compression shirt underneath. But I also like Landau. I know that I need cargo pants as the pants they gave me only have regular pockets. I don't like carrying my BP cuff in my shirt pocket, but in a cargo pocket would be fine.
I recently found out that Carhartt is making scrubs. I would love to get a set, but they don't come in a color I can get away with at work. They do, however, come in black, which is what I'll need for nursing school, so I may end up with some.
- 0Aug 23, '12 by umcRNI don't know what grey's anatomy scrubs are made from (i'm on vaca so I can't go look) but once I got a pair of those pants I could never go back to anything else! I would rather pay the higher price and be comfortable since I wear them 40+ hours a week! I have some that are going on three years now with no wear or tear to be seen (and I work in peds and they can be unpredictable with their "fluids") and I am hoping for many mores year to come!
Also as far as the cost I tend to compare what I spend (a new set maybe every 6 months or so, and not because I need them but because they have a new color I want) to what my roommate spends every season for her "business formal" attire required for her government job...lets just say it's more than $50 an outfit and she has to work 5 days a week!Last edit by umcRN on Aug 23, '12
- 0Aug 24, '12 by NF_eyenurse GuideQuote from StephalumpTHIS made me laugh out loud. (Does this sound morbid, you know what I mean.) I lucked out on cherokee scrubs I just bought. They were $35 a set (with tax). I only picked up two sets so far, But I am very tempted to get some more. The sale ends at the end of the month (20% off all cherokee.) The store is smartscrubs. They have a website. I have a store in my area in California (Store is in Ontario). One trick I learned with them, if you order through the store (by phone or in person), they will ship for free. So while I was still in the dressing room and realized I liked the cut, I looked on their website to see what other colors were available and I had them order for me.I die inside a little every time i pay $50 for a pair.
- 0Aug 27, '12 by SENSUALBLISSINFLQuote from SlaveHeartSlaveHeart, what do you mean you are "just a CNA"? I love CNAs, while in nursing school you were awesome to me :bowingpurCarhartt scrubs! I can dig that!
I am just a CNA and am going to be starting my first job this weekend, yay. The facility provides us with black scrubs that are a polyester blend. I hope it breaths well and doesn't wrinkle much since I dry my laundry on a clothes line.
I am round - in the wrong places, I used to love wearing NU DIMENSION Stretch and I can no longer find this brand, so I bought whatever Uniform City had on sale, Dickies or Cherokees, but nothing compared to these. I would love to find a pair of pants that can hold thick legs like the ones I have....and that it stretches, these were awesome and they last a long time. I too cannot see myself paying for Greys Anatomy; but then again even if I wanted to they are made for thin people - I tried a pair. I also love lots of pockets.