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Chest hair

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by Ninjateagan Ninjateagan (New) New

I am a student nurse with an assignment to post a question online, so this one popped into mind...

The school I attend requires male students to cover their chest hair with an undershirt if their scrub top allows any hair to be shown. I also have a friend whom is an RN that allows his massive amounts of chest hair to shown and well known.

Should males be required in practice to cover their chest hair with an undershirt?

I know this is may seem silly, but as a male SN I am very curious to see some opinions on the matter. Thank you

Ozzy84

Specializes in GI Surgery Step-down.

I have hairy chest and at work no body say anything !! I wear V neck in Tshrt because I like this way. And my chest hair seen with no problem. First time I heard from you that your school Ask that. silly something.

Only if manscaped.

Oh wait this wasn't about my personal preference.

Unless they start making us wear hairnets, it's non sensical to make any rules about chest hair that peeks out of code approved shirts.

Chest hair is so retro. Your program is rightfully keeping your program modern and hip. Maybe they should require female nurses to bleach their anus. This is all in the best interest of the patient. :lol2:

Skip219, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, SICU, Burns, ED, Cath lab, and EMS. Has 25 years experience.

One of our surgical instructor advised the girls to wear nylons to prevent perineal fallout especially if wearing a scrub dress!

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

One of our surgical instructor advised the girls to wear nylons to prevent perineal fallout especially if wearing a scrub dress!

OMG - this is toooo funny. Did the instructor suspect the girls were going commando?? Very strange. I'd keep an eye on that one if I was you.

Never experienced any of it, seems strange to me.

Bluebolt

Has 6 years experience.

That is ridiculous. Of course nursing programs will have all kinds of bizarre and over regulated rules, just follow them for 2 years. When you graduate you can proudly show off your chest hair at work. I've done it before, you might get the other guys teasing you and pulling at it though.

I appreciate the feedback.

I too think it is silly that my school regulates whether our chest hair is showing. I could see in a clinical setting how that might be considered unprofessional to some, but I really think that regulating it is overboard.

psu_213, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 6 years experience.

Maybe they should require female nurses to bleach their anus.

Please, please, please…never make me the one who has to check compliance on that.

Thank you.

windsurfer8, BSN

Specializes in Psych/Military Nursing. Has 14 years experience.

That is the best question you could come up with? yikes. And what school tells you to post an "online question"? Just post a random question somewhere online and have people who may or may not be nurses answer it? I don't buy it dude.

BlueRN95

Specializes in ER. Has 5 years experience.

That is the best question you could come up with? yikes. And what school tells you to post an "online question"? Just post a random question somewhere online and have people who may or may not be nurses answer it? I don't buy it dude.

I got a few laughs reading the comments though.

trinitymaster

Specializes in Long Term Acute Care, TCU. Has 16 years experience.

My answer would be a resounding YES.

As a patient, I could handle an unfamiliar hair from someone's head, but the short-and-curlys would totally freak me out

Haha that's why I never wore scrub dresses! I never went commando it's too cold in the OR. I got called out by my supervisor for going braless lol! I mean really, I was wearing the gowns, etc, who cares about a bra!!

Edited by twinsmom788

Gooselady, BSN, RN

Has 23 years experience.

Isn't chest hair the same kind of hair as pubic hair? If a chest hair fell out and landed on the desk, it would look like a pube, who would know the difference?

I worked with a male nurse with a respectable pelt and he offered to tape some of his chest hairs to people's lunches in hopes of discouraging thieves (yeah, someone had terrible munchies for a while there, eating people's home brought food!).

Chest pubes=:nojustnoface:

If you want to be that guy with a bunch of overgrown body hair, don't make everyone else look at it.

Isn't chest hair the same kind of hair as pubic hair?
Nope. Two completely different neighborhoods with distinct foliage and landscaping... at least in this town. ;)