Vent! What part of the word NO!! do nurses not comprehend??? - page 3

So I go to my new assignment orientation. During the interview, the nurse manager clearly states the staff dress code. All staff must dress in white or X color on this unit. NO PRINTS, no all... Read More

  1. by   AliRae
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    (we respect that we work with adults and don't need sponge bob scrubs to thrill folks)
    ... as I chuckle with glee that I get to wear Dr. Seuss for precisely that reason. (The little folks, that is.) To each her own! =)
  2. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    Not the same situation, but I went to a health care job fair a couple of months ago, and was appalled at the level of 'professionalism' MANY people presented to recruiters through their attire. This job fair was not just aimed at nurses, but health care professionals from all fields. What did I see: Flip flops, tank tops, shorts, sweat pants, old jeans, wrinkly scrubs, VISIBLE THONG STRINGS. I couldn't believe it, especially after having put so much thought the night before debating which of several outfits would present the best image of myself. One of my good friends went to a job fair for Human Resources type people.....she said it was the complete opposite. She said not ONE person showed up dressed down. Makes you wonder why theres such a difference in the health care profession.

    Do people honestly not realize the importance of first impressions, and know what constitutes appropriate workplace attire? Good Grief....
    These are the same people who whine about mean "old" nurses. I honestly believe there are people out there who think that they can do whatever they want because there's a "nursing shortage" and hospitals are dying for nurses.