Are Short Artificial Nails Out Too?

  1. I keep my nails short but have acrylic on top. It makes the nailpolish last longer. I'm assuming this is also not ok, true?

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  3. by   redshiloh
    Why wouldn't it be OK as long as the length is OK?
  4. by   NurseStacey143
    Where i do my clinicals, were not allowed to wear nail polish either. In my wouldn't be okay
  5. by   mark_LD_RN
    length is not the problem tests have shown that bacteria grows under the artificial nail in between it and your real nail, especially the strains odf staph. so artificial nails of all types are out of the question.
  6. by   LoriB
    That is what I thought too. Thanks. I will take care of it next year when I begin nursing school.