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Certifiable has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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Witty3RN has 1 years experience.

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No, our school does not provide scrubs for us to wear during clinicals. We were given the color and type of scrub to buy with our school logo on the tops and where to order them from. But the school does not pay for them.

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I start nursing school (university) in June; we buy our own scrubs. I worked as a CNA at a hospital and we bought our own scrubs. I had one pair that I tossed in the wash as soon as I got home; I worked 12 hour shifts so didn't have a lot of time between shifts. Scrubs dry VERY quickly so I, too don't understand the problem???

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sommeil is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC/Rehab.

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my school 'provides' two sets for us.. but we're charged for them. the crappy thing about that is that we HAVE to buy them through the school because they sew a little patch on that says the schools name and 'student nurse' so even if i want more i can't go look for them at a discount.

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KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

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my school 'provides' two sets for us.. but we're charged for them. the crappy thing about that is that we HAVE to buy them through the school because they sew a little patch on that says the schools name and 'student nurse' so even if i want more i can't go look for them at a discount.

Ehh my school did this crap too. We have to buy ours through an "approved" vendor to have the school name embroidered on our pants, shirt & lab coat (which we have to wear to clinicals & I hate it!). Total price: $130 :uhoh3:

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Nope, we have to buy our own. They recommend 2 sets. they provide the patches and 1 name tag. We have to get them sewn on. I have 2 sets right now, will probably buy one more as a back up set.

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Hygiene Queen specializes in ......

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My school makes us buy our own.

They are the most hideous scrubs on this green earth.

The fabric is hot and the color is ugly.

As soon as I put it on, I immediately look pale, pasty and sick.

The cut is flattering on no one.

We look like we came from The Poor Slobs School of Hobo Nursing.

Sorry, I had to get that out there for therapeutic purposes.

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You can pick up a sewing pattern for under $10 and it will last you forever! With a little easy sewing you can make your own scrubs for just the cost of fabric, and it will be fitted to your body style! Doesn't get much better than that!

Check out Amazon.com

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Hygiene Queen specializes in ......

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You can pick up a sewing pattern for under $10 and it will last you forever! With a little easy sewing you can make your own scrubs for just the cost of fabric, and it will be fitted to your body style! Doesn't get much better than that!

Check out Amazon.com

Yes.

And the other bonus is that you have an endless choice of fabrics and prints to choose from.

You could have a top for every holiday, sports team, cartoon character... whatever you would want and whatever would be appropriate.

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We purchase ours through the school. One white set, one blue set, one lab coat and 3 school patches.....$277.00.

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ZooMommyRN has 9 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ER, Peds ER-CPEN.

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We had 2 sets, but why is that you can't wash/dry a set right after clinicals and just fluff in the am while you shower and toss them on?

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The area hospitals stock scrubs for the OR that any employee or student could wear if the need be arose even outside of surgery. The employees mostly buy whatever, but I've been aware of some departments that wore certain colors.

The schools assign a color of scrubs. An LPN program near here wears khaki, another wears red, the local ADN program wears blue, and the BSN program (mine) wears black.

I've only got one set of scrubs. I never get any funk on them because I'm careful about it. We also only have nine clinical days per semester so it's easy enough to wash them each week so no need for two.

I personally dislike scrubs in a big way. I think people in white look like idiots, the florals and animal prints can look tacky, and the rest are baggy and feel like pajamas.

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OB-nurse2013 has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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I'm a bit confused here.. If you wouldn't mind an increase in your tuition for the school to provide an extra set of scrubs why would not just go out and buy an extra pair of scrubs, either way its the same thing. If you didn't want to do this then I don't understand why you can't just wash your scrubs when you get home. How could tehy not be dry overnight? My husband works 12-14 hour shifts and washes his uniform in between working.

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