different reasons for why we are not allowed to wear scrubs - page 2

I know a lot of nursing schools still require nursing students to wear those horrible bandmaster poplin uniforms. We recently convinced our faculty to let us change to red scrub tops with black scrub... Read More

  1. by   FNPhopeful
    Oh man! You guys all have it good! We have to wear huge white pants, a red polo shirt, and a HUGE white vest with a bunch of pockets and a big school patch. Its horrible!
  2. by   jodyangel
    Green scrubs here for nursing school..along with a white lab coat.
    Thing is..with white pants your undies show. Almost as bad as nurses with thongs on LOL. What are ppl thinking!!!
  3. by   Achoo!
    The ADN students can wear whatever they want, but the LPN students have a teal shirt with the school logo on it, and white pants.
  4. by   locolorenzo22
    We have an all white uniform with vneck cardigan(lab coat, with tight white cuffs around sleeves), white drawstring scrubs, have to wear all white shoes(no trim allowed), white short sleeve scrub top, and a vest with wonderful dinky pockets....
    I tried it on as soon as I got it, I'm between orderable lengths, so they're long enough I have to cuff the bottoms a little. Then, with it all on, let's just say I look like a banana on a fruit tree....LOL
    Still excited, but at least I'm not planning on showing off the outfit at all....
  5. by   jov
    Quote from Hairstylingnurse
    I felt I had really joined the nurse race with my (really)bright white shoes & pants.
    um.... have you been in a hospital lately? 99% of nurses wear scrubs. They ARE the nursing uniform.
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from Marie_LPN

    The cap looks lovely on my bookshelf next to my student's nametag, where it'll stay.
    I have to agree, as busy as nurses are I can't imagine having to worry about whether my hat is on straight...
  7. by   nursemama2be
    we have to wear baby blue scrubs with a patch on the arm that says which states RN/RPN student level whatever... its not that bad...
  8. by   ladyinred667
    We wear a white polo shirt with our school logo on the breast. I think it says "PBCC Nursing". With that we wear navy pants. Not scrubs, exactly, but similar. Not too bad. Then we have our nametag and all white (and they mean ALL WHITE) shoes. One of the third semester guys said he got shoes that had a little blue logo on them so he spray painted them.

    Supposedly we don't wear white pants anymore because there was a girl who always wore red thongs. We were still told we are not supposed to wear thong underwear.
  9. by   IrishIzCPNP
    Oh see we can't wear thongs...it's a written policy. So white pants it is.
  10. by   rjflyn
    Quote from jov
    um... there might be... but not here, not in DeKalb, Illinois
    You would be totally surprised about the gang activity in the midwest. Go talk to the head of you police departments drug or gang unit.

  11. by   JaxiaKiley
    Quote from BensMom
    Our school colors are black and gold. Our student scrubs are black tops and bottoms. And to top it off, the logo says "BS Student". So far no one except my own mother has commente on the outfit or the logo.
    OMG -- That is toooo funny
  12. by   AuntieRN
    Our uniforms started out being teal. The top for the women was button up with really puffy sleeves, then they decided too many of us were playing peek-a-boo and decided to switch to a regular teal scrub top, then we had to put these neon green patches on our tops that had the school name and student on them. At first they were about 3inches by 3 inches then they grew to 6 inches. Patients apparantly still could not figure out we were students. I graduated in August thank heavens because now...they have to wear all white scrubs with the school name and student embroidered in bright blue across the left side of the top. They were also told they could not wear white bras or panties as they would show through but to wear beige, black or grey. Now I remember once upon a time about a hundred years ago...(j/k probably more like 20 yrs) we were sent home for wearing black under white.
    At the hospital I work at...each department and level has a different color scrub they have to wear. The nurses wear port wine or white and the techs wear carribean blue or carribean blue and white, the housekeepers where a black top with wine pants...etc....pts still have no clue who their nurse is. Anyone that comes in the room gets asked for pain pills. I am not really sure what the solution to this problem would be. I agree with Marie though. I passed up a position at a hospital in the ER where I wanted to be just because the nurses have to wear all white. I will never wear all white again.
  13. by   Thoc_123
    We are required to wear a bright blue polo shirt and white scrub pants. No Thongs allowed & Underwear are required, so hello panty lines!(written policy). Actually Body by Victoria (Victorias Secret) has a great underpant in nude with no panty lines, if anyone is interested.

    Here's my beef with the white pants. 98% of nursing students are women
    (or atleast in my neck of the woods), most are young 20's to late 30's.
    Ok here's the truly personal part....ALL still have their monthly cycle. I started classes 3 weeks ago and I am scared to death of when it comes for me. We've already had 1 with an "accident". Yes I know all about wearing precautions and such but hey it happens! How truly embarrasing is that?

    On a much lighter note, we have a building just for Health Science education and everyone in that building is required to wear a uniform.
    RN, PCT, LPN, EMT, Paramedic, Dental Asst, Hygenist.... Every type has a different color, except the LPN's, RN's, & PCT's. They wear the same colors. Makes for a very colorful building.