Does your nursing school/hospital provide scrubs/uniforms? - page 3

I can count at least 5 different kind of fluids that splashed my uniform (white) while during clinicals (i'm only at the beginning, i know there's more). Yet the next day I'm expected to show up with... Read More

  1. by   cgravier
    man I wish we could wear scrubs! we have to look like students-ie stick out like turds in a punch bowl, thats why we have to wear bright white pants and horrible ill fitting blue polos. Sartorial Fail/
  2. by   DarkBluePhoenix
    I am not in NS yet but from what I have heard from friends in the programs around, you have to buy your own.

    The school only provides the patches and name tag, you provide the shoes, uniform, equipment etc...

    Also I think what she means by not being dry is maybe that she hangs-dry?
    I basically hang-dry anything like denim, shirts, blouses, skirts etc... I only don't hang dry is socks and pjs. If you get home too late to hang dry outside (or if your in a really cold area) you hang dry inside and that could take forever!
    I would recommend to put a fan next to what your drying that rotates.
    Luckily I live in SOCAL and its always hot! So hang drying doesn't take very long (only denim takes forever!)
  3. by   Streamline2010
    Actually, providing scrubs to employees and students is not so farfetched. One hospital conglomerate that I won't name has been blasted in the press for enormous high rates of nosocomial infections. They now provide uniforms to all personnel, and the hospital also launders all uniforms, because they don't want employees' clothing to transport germs in or out. All uniforms originate at and remain at the hospital. Employees wear street clothes to and from work, and no scrubs or uniforms leave the premises.

    No, my school does not provide uniforms. For students they dictated a Cherokee scrub top (white) and choice of two Cherokee scrub pants styles (either white or the prescribed color.)

    Required: One scrub top, one pair of pants, and solid white shoes without color splotches, mesh, holes, etc., and one white lab coat. And socks. And the wristwatch. That is considered "a uniform."

    three tops
    three pairs of pants
    warmup jacket
    lab coat
    shoes and spare pair
  4. by   brillohead
    My school dictates the manufacturer, color, and style # (two types of tops [one with a chest pocket, one with two waist pockets], two types of pants [one drawstring, one elastic]) for scrubs. We have an optional white jacket, same manufacturer, one style #.

    We don't need any patches or anything embroidered on them, so we can get them anywhere, but only that brand, that style, that color. Fortunately, they're only about $15 each.

    I'm in a part-time program, so I only have clinical one day per week from this point forward. The first semester we did "lab" instead of clinical, and that was on back-to-back days, but we weren't getting anything icky on us, and we weren't around anything infectious -- just each other and hospital beds/equipment/gear.

    Because of my part-time status, I only bought one set of scrubs. I wore them twice during lab (4.5 hours per day), and I'll be wearing them once/week from this point forward in clinical.
  5. by   Streamline2010
    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    My school makes us buy our own.
    They are the most hideous scrubs on this green earth.
    The fabric is hot and the color is ugly.
    As soon as I put it on, I immediately look pale, pasty and sick.
    The cut is flattering on no one.
    We look like we came from The Poor Slobs School of Hobo Nursing.
    Sorry, I had to get that out there for therapeutic purposes.
    Therapeutic reasons! It's like how the bridemaids should never outshine the bride, lol!