Can nurses wear skirts? - page 2

Are female nurses allowed to wear skirts for religious beliefs? Have you ever seen anyone out there do that?... Read More

  1. by   CHATSDALE
    i also am uncomfortable with a dress due to weight but i don't see why someone else could not dress in what they feel comfortable in,,be careful though because reaching over a bed can get kinda drafty
  2. by   Janus Rising
    Quote from Cherish
    At our school the nursing uniform is a dress. It's a ceil blue dress that is mid calf and you have to wear a nursing cap. It's either the dress or wear the uniformed pants and top (same material as dress) with the nursing cap. So its up to us to pick what we want to wear that day.

    OK I just gotta ask...and it's a dumb question, but what do they make the guys wear? Always kinda wondered that from the era of caps.
  3. by   donsterRN
    Not a stupid question, but I don't believe any man anywhere has been required to wear a nurse's cap.

    Someone will correct if I am wrong!
  4. by   purplemania
    Many nurses in our facilty wear skirts. Some not due to religious beliefs but to personal preference.
  5. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from mjlrn97
    I don't know much about the religion, but I think they are sort of an offshoot from the Amish. However, they have all the modern conveniences; and here, at least, they are very successful in business. I work for a Mennonite organization that's been in the continuing-care-retirement business for over 50 years, and they are among the best companies to work for in this area. They treat their employees fairly and have an excellent reputation for their quality of care, which they say is part of their Christian values. All I know is, I'm happy working for them.:spin:
    Not necessarily. There are some branches of the Mennonite faith that are very strict. Around here, you have "horse-and-buggy" Mennonites, "black bumper" Mennonites (they have cars but the cars must be black and all of the chrome must be painted black), and varying degrees of conservativism from there. Some use modern conveniences, others not so much. Then you have the branch like the church near me, where Sundays look like Woodstock, what with all the guys with long hair and guitars and women in peasant dresses. Yet all of them would identify themselves as Mennonite.

    It can be enough to make your head :spin: to try to keep it all straight.
  6. by   Fiona59
    I wear a dress on many shifts. Never had a problem bending over or climbing onto a bed for a transfer. It's all in how you postion yourself. Even some some skorts or golf skirt type skirts worn. I think Crest makes them.
  7. by   suzanne4
    When I went to nursing school all of the uniforms for nurses were dresses or skirts and tops at that time. You did not see nurses wearing pants. Did not matter is student or staff nurse.

    And the male nursing students never wore caps, not the male nurses.
  8. by   Batman24
    I didn't know nurses still wore caps. I haven't seen them in forever and ever. They seem a bit outdated. Do the nurses that wear them like them?!
  9. by   icuwant2rn
    There is a nurse where I work that still only wears white scrubs and the hat every day. She has worn it for over 20 years and says she couldn't imagine not wearing it.
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Don3218
    Not a stupid question, but I don't believe any man anywhere has been required to wear a nurse's cap.
    Nor a skirt.

  11. by   Cherish
    The guys do not wear the dress or cap LOL. Lucky them!!!
  12. by   Myxel67
    Quote from bopps
    why not? nurses used to wear skirts all the time:wink2: make them long(but not so long that you trip over it) and you won't even need to wear horrid panty hose with it! it has never been an issue wear i work.

    at the hospital where i work, if you wear a skirt, you have to wear the white stockings too! no skirts for me. in my department we can wear street clothes, but i prefer scrubs.
  13. by   SaraO'Hara
    I've never worn anything but a dress... pants don't seem to fit well with my body shape, so I wear to work. With stockings, though, because I feel kindof naked without 'em :uhoh21: