I am starting my 1st job as a nurse on an adult in-patient psych unit in December.
There is no policy what color scrubs I wear.
I've always looked forward to getting my Ciel Blues after graduation, but I'm wondering if anyone has opinions if Navy or Hunter would be less surgical looking and a better choice. I really want my Ciel though.
I've seen posts here that discuss Green and Blue being more soothing, but I'm wondering if Ciel Blue (sky blue like many nurses wear) fits into that category of blue or if I should go Navy.
I am a big guy, 6'4" and may appear intimidating.
I can also wear business casual and I may, but for days I need to fly out of the house, I want a scrubs option too.
I don't want to take stains into consideration in my case. I know Navy would be better, but I really want those Ciel and only thing that would get me off of that is you pro's telling me Navy would be better. <grin>
Nov 14, '12
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
I generally prefer solid colors in psych, lest a very psychotic patient see something in a scrub's pattern that really isn't there...it has happened to a former coworker of mine. But there's no mandate in my facility against patterned scrubs except that they must be a tasteful pattern...and unofficially, wear scrubs with the logo of any the local sports team's rivals with caution.
Seriously, if there is no policy dictating what color scrubs you must wear, wear your Ciel and be happy
Don't worry or read too much into it. I see nurses in all sorts of colors in psych--most tend to wear their favorites.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Nov 14, '12