uniforms are killing us - page 19

What do you all think of current nursing wear. it kills me to go up to a adult floor and see RN's wearing all these crazy looking tops with cartoons and teddy bears on them. personally i see why some... Read More

  1. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from brattyone
    Glad to have happened across this topic. I'm getting tired of seeing nurses that seem to be totally unaware or possibly don't care about their appearance. There is a difference between patterns. I'm not against different styles, but gaudiness seems to be growing! Am I old school or what? When did dirty nasty shoes come into fashion or are they no longer considered part of the uniform? It grosses me out!
    My shoes are dirty and nasty, but I like it when people decide to worry about their own shoes than other people's.
  2. by   hogan4736
    Quote from baseline
    When I worked on the nursing units, I wore scrubs, and the MD's I worked with were great, and gave me all the respect and autonomy I could ask for........but I worked in a small specialty area, and really didn't see many of the other MD's.

    My current job allows me to wear street clothes or scrubs. I wear street clothes....why? Because I am asking and on occasion telling, physicians, administrators, managers etc, what they need to do....and quite frankly, smart business like street clothes take me alot farther than my kitty cat scrubs.

    I am sorry to say it, but pnysicians in general give me more attention, notice me, and often start a conversation with me on the elevator.....the same physicians who saw right thru me in the past. I look like someone in some kind of authority.... so I should be nice to her.

    I am not saying not to wear your kitty cat scrubs ... I am just sharing an observation.
    I'm not sure I buy the argument of docs giving you more attention because of what you wear...It's likely due to their knowing your professionalism, irrespective of what you wear...

    However, having been a director of nursing twice in the past, I found that my staff (and physicians) respected my position, even though I wore scrubs every day...The same plain blue scrubs I wore as a staff nurse...Why? I want to send the message that I am still a nurse, and am willing to jump in and help at the drop of a hat...However, kudos to you for jumping in and helping while wearing a suit...You are the exception, certainly not the rule...
  3. by   Balder_LPN
    I like the way our hospital does it. Nurses and CNA in the wards wear white pants and shoes and whatever top they want. In the ER, Peds, & OB they where whatever they want except sneakers, shorts, jeans, or tshirts.
  4. by   Lindsay42
    I'm not a fan of cartoon or cutie prints (except on mother-baby or peds). I think solid colors are professional and nurses are professionals.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Old thread alert.....this thread is well over three years old!
  6. by   hogan4736
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Old thread alert.....this thread is well over three years old!

    tell it to the mod that responded the other day!


    Last edit by hogan4736 on Oct 2, '06
  7. by   Pat_Pat RN
    I get many compliments on my black w/ flames, John Deere tractors, white-tail deer, fire trucks....but then sometimes I wear hospital blues too. No one has ever commented on the hospital blues, other than people thinking I'm the doctor (cause I'm a guy I guess).
  8. by   RNOTODAY
    I , too, personally dont wear printed or cutesie scrubs. I just feel silly in them, cant bring myself to wear them.
  9. by   Lovin' my job!
    I've worked in long term care facility that discourages scrubs as they say "this is there home - not a hospital" we all wore the same bright yellow name tags that showed we were employees not visitors. But, some staff didn't know where to draw the line when it came to what was appropriate clothes to where. I find scrubs hard to buy. Some styles add 20 lbs or make you look pregnant! I don't like alot of those loud prints, but they do reflect your personallity. What bothers me the most---when I see the same print every where I go. I don't even own it and I'm sick of it!
  10. by   koala15
    do nurses in america wear dresses as well as scrubs? are they comfortable?? and what's all this about antimicrobial uniforms???
  11. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from koala15
    do nurses in america wear dresses as well as scrubs? are they comfortable?? and what's all this about antimicrobial uniforms???
    Pretty rare to see dresses; I know of ONE woman who wears one in the summers because she feels cooler that way. But she works in an office, not a hospital. Of course, maybe it's a regional thing. Maybe some areas it's more common, but I believe it'd still be the minority. Frankly, I'm not crawling down under a bed to deal with a foley or chest tube or whatever in a SKIRT! Not practical considering my job; I'd find them quite uncomfortable. Do you want your nurse distracted by where her SKIRT is riding up to in a code?

    Antimicrobial uniforms, I don't know. I don't like the overuse of antibacterial anything; I use soap/water at work FAR FAR more than the Calstat hand squirts. I personally don't want to wear a uniform saturated with chemicals, no matter what they claim to do.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    The thread may be old, but the subject matter is not obsolete. As with anything, if you do not like an aspect of a thread or its content, simply abstain.

    It was kind of funny to read my response of 3 years ago.......a trip. However, my opinion is still the same. I think the nature of the uniform (whites versus patterned scrubs) is not nearly as important as safety and professionalism on the part of nurses are. Long nails, loud perfume, gum-popping, unprofessional behavior, etc. are of much more concern to me than exactly what uniform a person wears. I also am all for getting everyone BUT nursing OUT of scrubs, so it cuts down on confusion on the parts of our patients and families as to who their nurses really are.

    Have a good day!
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Used to work with a nurse who wore a scrub dress and no one was distracted by that, nor did it hamper her performance on the job. I can, however, see where it may be a problem if one had to jump into a code, in some cases. The scrub dress is not for me, but like anything else, it's a personal preference thing.