(IN)Appropriate Dress - page 3

Nurse Practitioners are at the forefront of healthcare reform. Many patients only contact with a healthcare professional will be with a Nurse Practitioner. My question is this: Do you cringe when... Read More

  1. by   trinitymaster
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Back to the OP: have you seen NPs/Docs, etc., dressed inappropriately?

    Where I live (and I go to five hospitals) I've never seen it.
    As far as female NPs, it is always knee-high boots with three-inch heels, yoga pants etc.
    They looked like they stepped off of the cover of a fashion magazine. Beautiful.....yes. Appropriate in the professional environment......my opinion is "No".
    I have never seen a male NP for some reason.
    I do not really care about doctors.
  2. by   trinitymaster
    Quote from BostonFNP
    I have honestly never seen this as an issue outside of student NPs that I occasionally have to remind of appropriate attire.


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    Thank you for being a good mentor.
  3. by   trinitymaster
    Quote from dirtyhippiegirl
    My dad is a long-time ER physician who wears scrubs to everything. He wore Halloween-themed scrubs to my after-wedding dinner...in July. Does that count?
    Physicians are not my concern.
    As a fledgling profession set to take over a large chunk of healthcare, NPs must continuously present the image of a professional. Not saying that suits and ties or other formal wear should be mandatory.
    Just saying that they cannot dress like high-school kids and be taken seriously
  4. by   BostonFNP
    Have you been working as an NP long? Have you addressed this with your local colleagues? Your regional/state NP association?


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    Last edit by BostonFNP on Feb 21, '15
  5. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from PacoUSA
    One nurse practitioner at my hospital wears a college sweatshirt, black jeans, and Dansko clogs. Sloppy. With an attitude to match no less.

    She's also about 50 years old.


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    What does her age have to do with anything?
  6. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from OCNRN63
    What does her age have to do with anything?
    Old people are icky.


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  7. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from trinitymaster
    As far as female NPs, it is always knee-high boots with three-inch heels, yoga pants etc.
    They looked like they stepped off of the cover of a fashion magazine. Beautiful.....yes. Appropriate in the professional environment......my opinion is "No".
    I have never seen a male NP for some reason.
    I do not really care about doctors.
    Why don't you mind your own dress instead of worrying about what others do?
  8. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from BostonFNP
    Old people are icky.


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    Yeah, it's all downhill once you're over 50...I should know!
  9. by   trinitymaster
    Quote from BostonFNP
    Have you been working as an NP long? Have you addressed this with your local colleagues? Your regional/state NP association?


    Sent from my iPhone.
    I am not an NP.
    I apologize for any confusion.
    I am in school for my MSN in Administration.
    I am simply of the opinion that Nurse Practitioners should dress appropriately.
    NPs represent the most esteemed of the nursing professions.
    They should set the example for the rest of us to follow.
  10. by   trinitymaster
    Quote from OCNRN63
    Why don't you mind your own dress instead of worrying about what others do?
    Because people form general opinions about classes of people based on their interactions with representatives of that class.
  11. by   KelRN215
    Quote from trinitymaster
    As far as female NPs, it is always knee-high boots with three-inch heels, yoga pants etc.
    They looked like they stepped off of the cover of a fashion magazine. Beautiful.....yes. Appropriate in the professional environment......my opinion is "No".
    I have never seen a male NP for some reason.
    I do not really care about doctors.
    I'm not seeing the problem with any of the attire you are describing. You have a problem with NPs who dress up enough that they could be on the cover of a fashion magazine? I'm not following why. I don't care what NPs are wearing. I care that they are competent practitioners.
  12. by   trinitymaster
    Quote from KelRN215
    I'm not seeing the problem with any of the attire you are describing. You have a problem with NPs who dress up enough that they could be on the cover of a fashion magazine? I'm not following why. I don't care what NPs are wearing. I care that they are competent practitioners.
    I have no problem with the NPs. Just the inappropriate attire.
    Not to go off on a tangent, but how do you judge a Nurse Practitioner as competent?
    Incompetent is easy to spot.
    Competent is not.
  13. by   OCNRN63
    Quote from trinitymaster
    Because people form general opinions about classes of people based on their interactions with representatives of that class.
    Not all people do. You really should speak for yourself and stop using "us" when making your pronouncements from on high.

    You think NPs are the most esteemed in the nursing profession. Again, that is just your opinion, not the consensus among all nursing professionals.

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