Has Anyone Else Heard This Rumor?

  1. I heard what I think is a rumor today. A classmate of mine said that her husband told her that a federal law has been passed today 1-11-05 that all student nurses nation wide must wear all white. Has anyone else heard this? I tried to do a search to find any info about this to see if it was true and couldn't find anything.
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  3. by   hypnotic_nurse
    I think someone is pulling your leg.
  4. by   Jen2
    That's what I'm saying! I was just wondering if there is any truth to this?
  5. by   Altra
    Critical thinking, anyone ... ?
  6. by   lil' girl
    We do here and so do the nurses, don't know if it is law, but people were having problems deciding who was the nurse and who was the CNA because of all the scrubs, so all hospital and nursing homes make nurses wear white now. Dr office can still wear scrubs far as I know
  7. by   live4today
    Rosewood Health Centers here in IL make their nurses wear whites AND the nurses cap! Mandatory!!! And...no I don't work for them, but interviewed with them before. Wearing the white wasn't the issue...it was the lousy hourly rate they had the gall to offer me.

    I hear more and more patients complain that they can't tell a nurse from any other healthcare provider since our "professional dress" has become too lax. I have to agree! It has gone totally downhill since the uniforms were outlawed.
  8. by   klone
    I don't see how they could make that a federal law. I could see a facility policy, but not federal law.

    I wouldn't mind going back to the days of a stricter dress code (as long as I don't have to wear a dress).
  9. by   #1rnstudent
    Why do certain jobs like recpetion have to wear scrubs? What exactly are they doing that would make them get dirty?!? If I cannot wear what I want, within reason, then I won't work there. Be it colored scrubs, cowboy boots, etc. I don't care. All these many YEARS in school means I get to choose what I wanna wear.
  10. by   Tweety
    I'm sure most of the students here would have heard of that if it were true.

    That said, most of the nursing students around here have to wear white. I had to wear white when I was in nursing school as well. It's pretty common.
  11. by   oncbsnrn
    Our current dress code, allows us to wear 3 different colors of scrubs with an additional choice of a flowered top. Problem is, nurses have be "customizing" what they wear to work and some have really become sloppy looking-ie: rolled down tops of scrub pants with belly button rings hanging out, t-shirts borrowed from hubby and v-necks with cleavage! Starting the end of this month, our dress code is changing to a white top with the medical center logo with RN below it and dark navy pants. Many nurses are already wearing them and I think it really looks sharp and professional.

    I used to be of the mind-set that my patients should know who I am by what I do for them/teach them, not by what I wear, and I believe they do. Yet, I think this uniformity will be helpful to new physicians, visitors and float nurse in identifying who the RN's are on the unit. Our techs are wearing an evergreen colored scub with the logo on it.
  12. by   studentnurse74
    My uniform is green and khaki. The hospital I work at lets us wear any kind of scrubs we want to.
  13. by   Avie
    Gawd you Yanks don't know how lucky you are being able to wear scrubs.
    I'm English and stuck with the Trust uniform choice of horrible blue and white stripy dress or equally revolting stripy tunic with navy Trust-issue clown pants. Very fetching!
    BTW is the "no jewellery except wedding ring, no nail polish, short or tied-back hair" rule usual in the US?
  14. by   ZootRN
    Our instructor told us last semester that there are talks about making white uniform mandatory.

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