Do you wear jewelry to work?


What piece(s) of jewelry do you wear to work?

RN403, BSN, RN

1 Article; 1,068 Posts

Tiny stud earrings and a watch. That is it. When it comes to wearing jewelry and being a nurse all I can think about is infection issues. Not only that, but, too much jewelry would just get in the way in my opinion.

Most facilities have policies regarding this issue anyway.

Specializes in OMFS, Dentistry. Has 5 years experience.

I wear studs, a watch, and my wedding ring.

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

My wedding ring and a watch.

TiffyRN, BSN, PhD

2,313 Posts

Specializes in Nurse Scientist-Research. Has 30 years experience.

The NICU has strict hand jewelry guidelines. Whereas hanging earrings and necklaces might be a danger in adult areas (where disoriented/aggressive patients), in the NICU hand/wrist jewelry is is the problem. They do permit plain (no stones) wedding bands, no watches. I gave up on my wedding band when the area under it stayed broken out and peeling from constant handwashing, alcohol gelling and frequent glove use.


149 Posts

Studs and a watch anything else would just get in my way. I agree with previous posters


215 Posts

Earrings, a neck chain, a ring and a wristwatch.

Has 33 years experience.

Watch, earrings, wedding ring on left hand, mothers ring on right hand. I don't wear anything around my neck, too afraid of a patient grabbing it. The stones in my mothers ring are flat and small. I don't know why some nurses wear their engagement rings that sit very high and must have damage from all the gloves.

TiffyRN, BSN, PhD

2,313 Posts

Specializes in Nurse Scientist-Research. Has 30 years experience.

I guess I only specified what I don't wear, sorry. I would wear earrings but apparently my ears don't like any kind of metal. So all I wear a nice chain and my RNC pin on my badge.

Let me mention that I used to wear a watch when I worked with big people, we were all taught we needed one with a second hand to do vitals right?

One day I noticed my metal expansion band had not gotten covered by my glove.

Code brown, need I go on?

Thank God it was a cheap Wal-Mart watch!

RNperdiem, RN

4,580 Posts

Has 14 years experience.

Watch, small stud earring, sometimes a wedding band.


105 Posts

I wear a wedding band, studs and my Miraculous Medal.