Is it Ok for a male nurse to have a beard?

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  2. Poll: Is it OK for the male nurse to have a beard?

    • Yes, it is OK

      88.51% 77
    • No, it is not OK

      11.49% 10
    87 Votes
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    About Thunderwolf, MSN, RN

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    Charge Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 32 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg, Geriatric, Behavioral Health


  4. by   live4today
    Yes, a neatly trimmed beard is okay by me.
  5. by   CrunchRN
    Why not, some of the female nurses do. I'M JOKING!
  6. by   TowannaG
    Yes I think that it is okay to have a beard, mustache, if neatly trimmed and well maintained.... Towanna
  7. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I have a goatee at the current time that I started growing over Christmas break from college. As a CNA I see nothing wrong with body hair, then again dreadlocks would be a bit disturbing on a healthcare provider.
  8. by   skanded
    As long as it is neatly groomed, I think it is ok.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from CrunchRN
    Why not, some of the female nurses do. I'M JOKING!
    It happens - my daughter came home from snowboarding with the high school yesterday and said her instructor had a beard. I had to talk to her about polycystic ovaries and other causes of facial hair and insist that she talk with her friends about NOT making fun of their instructor. She understood but still said "well, why can't she just wax?". sigh . .. . teenagers are so conscious of looks.

    I think beards are fine as long as they are, as others have mentioned, neatly trimmed.

  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    We're told over and over at work that "all hair in the OR must be covered. Yet we have a nurse who's 4 inch long beard hangs out of his mask. He doesn't scrub, but, man if he did, i think that beard hanging out would be a HUGE violate of the hair-cover rule.
  11. by   stbernardclub
    Its another male nurse question????? Whats next, male nurses having hair growing out of thier ears???haha sure, have a beard, but keep it trimmed!!
  12. by   akcarmean
    I dont see why not it should just be neat and trimmed just like all professionals need to be neat and professional looking.

  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Most of the male nurses I work with have well-groomed beards, and they look terrific!!
  14. by   canoehead
    I don't like beards on guys in general, but it's their business.

    What I really don't like are those quartrer size goatees under the lower lip, and a certain coworker's explanation of why he has it.....(think dirty)
    Some things your coworkers just shouldn't have to know.
  15. by   MtnMan
    2 Thread/Polls on body hair at the same time.....

    Sounds like ThunderWolf has some body hair issues, I'm sure there is some kind of support growth for that. He says scratching his beard.