uniforms are killing us - page 7

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   Emery
    I think its great that nurses can wear whatever they want. When I become a nurse I would want that option as well. I got a magazine with scrubs in it and what I found unprofessional was the capri pants! I couldn't believe it when I saw them! I haven't seen anyone at our hospital wear them yet, but still! Capri's! Anyway, thats my opinion!
  2. by   yannadey
    the nails, unkept hair, wrinkled uniformed & excessive jewelry just got to go the printed uniform is ok
  3. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by PowerPuffGirl
    I'm flipping thru the Jasco catalog, and honestly, there's only maybe 2 or 3 prints in there that I would be willing to wear. I think some of the cartoons would be cute for Peds, but some of the prints are just too cutsey, and some are just unattractive.
    I'm not a big fan of Jasco. Their prints are so cookie-cutter and it seems that everyone wears them. I search online for smaller companies. Yes, I pay more but I like looking a little different.

    And to all that PM'd me about my shirt that I posted, I'm working on PM'ing you back!
  4. by   WalMart_ADN

    a personal favorite of mine, just got a delivery from them yesterday...'


    and www.lydiasuniforms.com

    call me crazy...
  5. by   JnJTyson
    Hi everyone! Just wandered onto to here. Glad I found it! I'm in nursing school right now to get my LPN. Of course, we have school uniforms. Burgendy tops, white pants. School patch on the top as well. I love it. Makes it that much easier to do my morning routine.

    As far as work goes. I currently have my CNA/HHA. I work through agencies. When I go to a clients home, I tend to wear solid color scrubs. Either same color top and bottom, or white bottom with a color top. Same for the hospital. I do have a few patterned scrubs. My scooby doo top is my favourite! Where do I wear that one? When I work the night **** mostly. No ones really aware that I have scooby doo running around all over my shirt.

    I think uniforms are a good thing. But I think individuality is very important as well. But are those black tops with chili peppers all over it really appropriate?

    Imagine if you had Dementia, or any other mind altering disease. What would you do if you saw some chili peppers holding a cup of pills headed your way?

  6. by   JnJTyson
    Why is it always me that makes the bad typos on my first post?!?!?! SHIFT Jules...SHIFT!!!! Thank God I don't type like this at school/work!
  7. by   WalMart_ADN
  8. by   sunnygirl272

    just an fyi...there is an edit button....
  9. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by RN-PA
    I sometimes think it'd be better for nurses to go back to all white since you can't tell us from the Unit Clerks, PCT's, or housekeeping.
    I think it's a vast conspiracy-administration encourages those scrubs because when everyone looks alike it seems as though there are plenty of nurses on the floor....
    Last edit by ktwlpn on Mar 15, '03
  10. by   CindyJRN
    When I worked LTC, the residents really smiled and commented on the bright colors and different prints I wore. Now that I am hospital based, I really don't mind my navy scrubs. We can also wear white, but since Prince Charming moved me out to the country, I don't even buy white underwear anymore.:wink2:
    At a meeting yesterday we received an updated dress code policy. The only changes were to remind people about nails, perfumes, hairstyles (nothing too out there) and mulitiple piercings. Before I get slammed, I am all for expressing individuality, but I still think professionalism and on the job should command respect. Save the spiky hair gel and 2 inch fingernails and 6 earrings for when you are off duty. Call me sentimental, but even though I've been a nurse 16 years, there is still a feeling of pride when dressing in my uniform
  11. by   emily_mom
    I think the root of this is a hidden LPN vs. RN issue.... or students vs. allnurses....
  12. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    I agree 100% with this post. We need to stop picking on individual uniform choices and address these TRULY unprofessional traits of certain nurses/ancillary staff. NOTHING turns me off MORE than perfume, cigarette smoke smells, long nails, loud hair and rude behavior. NO Uniform can cover up for that sort of unprofessionalism or make it worse, IMO!

    Very well stated Debbie! ^5!

    The perfume issue has really gotten out of hand at our facility. (Along with the cologne for the docs and some of them are the worse offenders!). Nothing like having patients (and the several nurses) suffer an acute asthma attack because of someone's perfume.

    One of our younger docs (mid 30's) has a couple scrub shirts that are colorful enough to put some of the nurses' scrubs to shame. He says that he has received many compliments from his patients.

    We even have a couple of docs that make rounds in jeans a couple of times a week. These two docs are two of the most competent, professional, dedicated physicians I know. They are well liked and respected by their peers and by their patients.

    I think the variety of uniforms actually improves the morale of the unit! Just my .02.
  13. by   kimmicoobug
    I like the prints and various stuff. I would hate to have to wear all white or just one color. I am a big fan of boot cut pants. I would love it if someone invented a pair of boot cut scrubs, and lower-waisted, at that. Somehow I don't think that will happen anytime soon.