...who wear/wore white!
I'm a school nurse and for Career Day I decided to go "old school" and wear whites. I even bought a generic cap for the occasion (my nursing school did not have caps). Here is my experience so far:
- The only white stocking I could find are compression stockings. They roll. I did not make it out of my door before they rolled all the way down my rear end, threatening to make an appearance below my skirt. So I'm now bare legged with ankle socks.
- This stupid cap is ridiculous to keep attached! I read every thread on attaching it, googled how to do it, asked my mom for advice...it still would not work for me. So I ended up slipping a small headband through the tabs that are meant for bobby pins and attaching it that way
It STILL slips!
- I always thought the argument that whites show dirt was bunk. My thought was if my clothes have some type of body fluid on them, I want to know about it and get rid of it! But what I did not take into account is the non-body fluid type gunk. Makeup smears, dust, generic dirt...everything shows!
- It is seriously hard to cath a student (who is seated on a toilet) in a skirt. I really don't know how you all did it. With all the bending and stooping we have to do, skirts are not at ALL practical! I thought it would be OK for me since I am not in a hospital setting. Nope, still a pain in the rear.
- My top is long sleeved. It is HOT out today. 'Nuff said.
Anyway, just wanted to give kudos to those of you who lived through the days when nurses were REQUIRED to wear this getup! I admit, I like the look, but it is going to be a looong time before I attempt whites again. I have an all new appreciation for my scrubs