Okay, this is such a weird question, but I'm giving it a shot.
Remember in nursing school how your hair had to be tied back, in a ponytail etc? It always seemed to be a practical thing to do, but in the field with no teachers- HOLY COW! I just don't understand how people work with their beautiful long tresses grazing their shoulders!? Doesn't it "dip into" stuff? Aren't you afraid a patient is going to grab onto it? Am I the only one who thinks it's crazy?
(Don't even get me started on false nails 2" long!!!!!
Jan 29, '03
I always think it's unprofessional to see nurses w/ their hair hanging down. I notice it a lot when I see the nurses on "Life in ER" or "Trauma" and similar shows on the Discovery and Learning Channels.
My hair reaches the top of my thighs, but I always wear it up in a bun when at a job.
A few times, I've run into former pts of mine at a grocery store or mall, and have said hello to them. But, they haven't recognized me, because it's the first time they've seen me w/ my hair down.
I worked w/ a CNA (great CNA, btw) whose long hair once dragged through some BM when we were changing a pt. I used to wear my keys on a long lanyard around my neck, but once they hung down into a dirty dressing (yucko!).
I scrubbed the heck out of those keys.
And I agree about the false nails!
Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Jan 29, '03