Nurses please try to look a little more polished at work

  1. to the smokers i work with, please do yourselves and patients a favor by brushing your teeth after smoking. the smell of smoke makes me gag, and i feel sorry for your already nauseated patients.

    to the supervisor that baths in his cologne... don't. it smells horrible.

    to the nurse with the huge blond hair. it looks like a bomb was set off in your hair. did you use a whole bottle of stiff on it? and you may want to wear better fitting scrubs, i'm curvy as well, but i don't like to show my curves at work.

    yes, i do like to wear make up and manicured nails( no chipping, or fakes nails) to work everyday. not only does it make me feel good but patients notice as well. looks are first impressions, and i like to make a good one.
    that is it....
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  3. by   not.done.yet
    *waits for it*
  4. by   OCNRN63
    ​i'm just going to bite my tongue on this one.
  5. by   OnlybyHisgraceRN
    I Know I'm going to get flammed but I don't care. The dress code is also in my employers policy which nurses cleary don't abide to. I believe everyone should look professional. My personal preference is light make up as it makes me look more chipper and awake. I'm not saying every nurse should wear make up or maniucured nails. However, atleast don't come to work smelling like smoke or looking like you literally just rolled out of bed....
    I'm 23 years old, and I'm surprised at nurses my senior whom don't look professional. I would expect it more from my peers...
    So if I get flammed for wanting nurses to look professional!
  6. by   OCNRN63
    as long as you don't get flimmed and flammed, you should be ok.
  7. by   iriska_meller
    When I went to nursing school, we had a rule of "hair off the shoulders". It still bothers me when I see nurses with hair in their face, hanging down, touching patients... Not only this doesn't look professional and "put together", it also creates additional risk for infection transmission.
  8. by   xoemmylouox
    Well I agree we should look decent and professional, however I am not one to ever wear makeup. My hair has always been and will always be crazy. That doesn't mean I don't look as a nurse should.
  9. by   AOx1
    We all have things that bother us. Poor spelling and grammatical errors are also unprofessional.
  10. by   Stephalump
    But...I probably DID just roll out of bed. Have you seen me at 5:30am? It ain't pretty.
  11. by   MzMouse
    Quote from iriska_meller
    When I went to nursing school, we had a rule of "hair off the shoulders". It still bothers me when I see nurses with hair in their face, hanging down, touching patients... Not only this doesn't look professional and "put together", it also creates additional risk for infection transmission.
    That does bother me too. We do have that policy in our dress code but it is not enforced.
  12. by   rubato
    Quote from AOx1
    We all have things that bother us. Poor spelling and grammatical errors are also unprofessional.
    Love, love, love it!
  13. by   CT Pixie
    <-------Waiting for it...(tossing popcorn in the micro)
  14. by   Ruas61
    Perhaps you should incorporate your screen name into your public musings.

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