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Any Muslim surgical technologist/scrub nurses in allnurses?

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by Lailah000 Lailah000 (New) New

Hi,

I'm a Muslim and I am considering becoming a surgical tech. I wear hijab and I was wondering if there's any Muslims here who are surgical techs who I can ask some questions about how you wear hijab in the OR. And if anyone else knows how a muslim scrub nurse wears hijab or has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.:)

KateRN1

Specializes in COS-C, Risk Management. Has 20 years experience.

Ahlan wa Salan! I'm a Muslim nurse, can't help you with the surgical tech portion. In all honesty, I stopped wearing hijab when I started looking for a job. I didn't think there was any way I'd get a job in FL as a hijabi nurse. Maybe Dearborn or NY, but not here. But since then, I've come across several hijabis who are either nurses or techs--I see them at Starbucks wearing scrubs. I almost wish I'd kept it on, but it is kind of interesting being a "stealth Muslim." I find out a lot of interesting things that people probably wouldn't say if they knew my religion. Good luck to you.

Unavailable

Has 2 years experience.

I'd assume your hijab would need to relatively close fitting without loose ends

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doctor_muslim.jpg i wonder how theywould feel about this one?

Unavailable

Has 2 years experience.

Ahlan wa Salan! I'm a Muslim nurse, can't help you with the surgical tech portion. In all honesty, I stopped wearing hijab when I started looking for a job. I didn't think there was any way I'd get a job in FL as a hijabi nurse. Maybe Dearborn or NY, but not here. But since then, I've come across several hijabis who are either nurses or techs--I see them at Starbucks wearing scrubs. I almost wish I'd kept it on, but it is kind of interesting being a "stealth Muslim." I find out a lot of interesting things that people probably wouldn't say if they knew my religion. Good luck to you.

kinda sad u felt the need to compromise ur religion for a job, especially in country that is suppose to look beyond that. maybe now that you know others do wearing hijaab without worry you can reconsider. i know what you mean by the 'stealth muslim' and what some people say when think your not muslim (i get mistaken for being jewish all the time).

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Has 2 years experience.

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MsAsia322, MSN, APN, NP

Specializes in FNP-BC, RNC-OB.

Unvailable i LOVE the pics .. i would NOT take off my khimar for ANYthing ..

WOW! thank you so much for these pics Unavailable. And yeah I would wear it like the woman one the left in the last picture, underneath the scrubs. I am just concerned that there would be a problem with the hijab covering my neck and being exposed in the OR.

MsAsia322, MSN, APN, NP

Specializes in FNP-BC, RNC-OB.

wouldnt it be okay as long as it didnt hang? i dont know the requirements for a scrub tech but i know when i was doing clinicals in the summer, i just kept it inside my scrub shirt so that it didnt hang..

Unavailable

Has 2 years experience.

covering your neck? . not sure what you mean ..i'd assume you would just tuck it in your collar of your top/scrubs

MsAsia322, MSN, APN, NP

Specializes in FNP-BC, RNC-OB.

thats what i do .. well mine is pinned at the neck and then it hangs inside my shirt .. much like the pics

Marvie

Specializes in OR.

I am not muslim, however I do occassionally work with a lady who is and there are surgical caps for orthopedic cases that cover the head and also neck. I wish i had a photo, she wears those caps and has not had any issues. Hope this helps.

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Has 2 years experience.

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these ones marv? ..the only problem with these is that they are see through, though the first one doesnt appear to be so. but if it was a problem these could be worn over the hijaab.

Marvie

Specializes in OR.

The small picture looks like what she wears, the other ones are too sheer and I don't believe would be acceptable (would they?)

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these ones marv? ..the only problem with these is that they are see through, though the first one doesnt appear to be so. but if it was a problem these could be worn over the hijaab.

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