Student Uniform - My Gosh! - page 2

The good news – I was accepted into my nursing BSN program for next semester! The bad news – we have a required white dress which is as thin as cheap drape, and the hem hits 2 inches above... Read More

  1. by   Staragate
    My concern on top of the cut is the material. That is thin stuff! If you get anything on it at all, it will cling. I suggest a slip. Also, you might order yours a size bigger than normal so you have room for undergarments/leggings.
  2. by   nightshiftnut
    Well, I must agree that it looks like one of those nursey Halloween outfits. Is there any way your class can get together to have this ridiculously short dress banned. If a dress is what they want you to wear, you could show them other options that are available. More modest examples. I'm afraid if this dress was worn, you may not get the respect that you deserve. Maybe they will change their mind if there is enough opposition. It is realistically inappropriate in length .
  3. by   donsterRN
    That certainly seems impractical. Sorry about that.
  4. by   carolinapooh
    If I were a guy, and that's the uniform they required, I'd wear it just to support the women. I would. Seriously.

    That borders on disgusting and I'd scream discrimination. To me, that's objectifying and immodest.

    I would seriously call the law school. That's BS.

    And anyone who knows me will tell you I don't offend easily!
  5. by   chellelynn25
    that is similar to what my school made us wear for graduation, however our clinical uniforms were basically the same as the housekeepers at the hospital, theres were black and ours blue. i feel your pain
  6. by   nursel56
    Hey that looks alot like the uniform I wore in nursing school. In 1975.
  7. by   DroogieRN
    Wow. I am so sorry! And here I complained about our stiff white tops and bottoms with CAPS, but seeing that, I'll take my cap any day. ITA with you that it's terribly impractical. Now I guess you're faced with the prospect of dealing with it or making it an issue, and that could spell trouble for you.

    Good luck!
  8. by   morte
    Quote from meg_student
    the good news - i was accepted into my nursing bsn program for next semester!

    the bad news - we have a required white dress which is as thin as cheap drape, and the hem hits 2 inches above my knee when standing. when sitting or bending, it rides up even higher.

    the dress code calls for white hosiery - pantyhose or knee-highs. knee-highs? !!! if this didn't come from the manufacturer, i would think it could be something for halloween! eek!

    if you are not "pulling our legs" with this, i would develope a "religious" issue and suggest my own alternatives to this out fit......but i cant see any school seriously demanding you wear this....and when they suggest knee highs, i am thinking there is a pant alternative, again is this whole post isnt meant to amuse
  9. by   newyorkgrrrrrrrrrrrl
    My school offers a dress very similar to this...but also offers a pant and top option...I have NEVER seen a girl wear the dress.......yikes. So sorry!!!!
  10. by   happilymarried
    That dress doesn't even look good on the model, lol! That is terrible!
  11. by   AtomicWoman
    I had the same reaction some other posters did, although I didn't put it in my original post. It looks like some male fantasy of what nurses *should* wear. I think one of the posters referred to it as "hot". I adore dresses and will pick a dress over pants any day, but (a) I like my dresses long and flowing and (b) I don't wear dresses when I know I have to do a lot of physical work, lifting, bending, etc.

    I love the idea of the male students wearing the dress, BTW. I guess that wouldn't be met with peals of laughter by the school and/or hospital administration, though. :chuckle
  12. by   Lena202
    I personally would wear a pair of white scub bottoms underneath just to make a point!
  13. by   EastBayCAStudent
    If I showed up in that, I think they would hand me some scrubs and beg me to change. My lower legs are heavily tattooed.

    I agree with those who said you should be able to wear whatever the men are wearing.