Fun question: Do you wear rings on the job? - page 2

Just a curious poll! I'm a new nursing student, and see a lot of gals (and guys too!) who wear rings while on the job. How about you? Michelle :)... Read More

  1. by   oramar
    no rings, no jewlery, no fake nails, I have read the infection control studies, when I get home my shoes go in box in garage, don't come upstairs with them, clothes go in hamper by door
  2. by   nurse51rn
    I just wear my watch; infrequently wear wedding band. I spend too much time washing my hands...don't like the thought of what I might bring home to the family.
  3. by   nurse51rn
    Oops...that sounds like I'm obsessive-compulsive about handwashing. That's not what I was trying to say! I hope you all know what I meant. LOL
  4. by   Berta
    ok, dumb question here.. I am start school in Sept, so I not familiar with the handwash policy. I only wear my wedding band , do I have to remove it to wash each time???? I think it'll have to be cut off, it hasn't been off in a really long time. I don't think it would go over the knuckle.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Our policy is that you must remove the ring(s) in order to be sure you are rinsing all the soap off.

    I don't weat a wristwatch, i have the kind that pins to my shirt. Too much of a risk of scratching a pt., or busting the face out of it.
  6. by   bedpan
    The policy in our school for clinicals is the only ring that can be worn is a plain wedding band (infection risk), No false nails and your nails must be cut short enough that they can't be seen from the palm side (infection risk and risk of scratching pt) and only one pair of small stud earrings allowed (in case pt gets a lil' "rowdy" and grabs hold of a dangling earring - always that possibility in dealing with a LTC pt) - each of these had the reason explained so there were no complaints from any one
  7. by   RNforLongTime
    I wear 4 rings. My Bridal set, this is the ring which I received on my wedding day so as far as I am concerned, no other ring is acceptable. I also have a 3 stone diamond ring on my left middle finger. On my right hand ring finger, I wear the ring that my parents gave to me as a college graduation gift and on my right middle finger I wear a ring that my Dad gave my Mom the day I was born. It's a simple band type ring that says love on it. I received it as a gift for my 16th birthday and haven't removed it since.
  8. by   canoehead
    No jewelery below the elbow for me.
  9. by   KaroSnowQueen
    I have 5 rings I wear on a daily basis, wouldn't choose to wear them all truthfully, but the weight has crept on and they won't come off!!!!!
  10. by   altomga
    Okay, I must admit I do wear my rings at work...
    Honestly though, I got married and in my mind those rings were placed on my finger on that day and were not meant to be removed!
    I do also wear a wedding set my greatgrandmother left to me..and in her words..."they were meant to be worn; not stashed away."

    I take special care to wash my hands and use anti-bacterial (purell) on my hands and always wear gloves. I frequently take extra care to clean my rings also, but I just can't NOT WEAR THEM.

    To me it is more of a personal thing. Yes I know the infection studies. If I worked in NICU I might have to greatly reconsider; but as it is I work on an Adult Intermediate floor.

    My facility does not have a policy on wearing/not wearing rings. Just not to wear an obnoxious amount of jewelry which I do not. My rings, necklace and earrings.

    I would check the policy where you will be working and your school rules (which by the way I did fight when in college to wear my wedding rings. I do not have a plain gold band. I WON!!
  11. by   rreed
    nope, I don't wear any rings at all
    but I do work with people that wear 2 or 3 on every finger
    would you want their germie hands coming in and taking care of you
  12. by   WhiteCaps
    Absolutely! My wedding rings and one other never come off, work or no work. I wear gloves over them for most things anyway.
  13. by   dianah
    No rings. Usually none @ home too, they bother me. DH understands (he doesn't wear ring either).