ArtClassRN, ADN, RN 630 Posts Specializes in Med Surg. Has 8 years experience. Nov 18, 2014 I'm wondering how you (if you're a nurse or a student in clinicals) take care of YOUR personal hygiene after a hospital shift. Do nurses usually change out of their scrubs in hospitals, are there locker rooms available, etc.? Does anyone take any particular precautions like showering with anti-bacterial body wash afterwards? Do you always wash your hair after each shift? Although I am absolutely going forward with pursuing a career in nursing, the potential to catch something still scares me so I am wondering how you all take precautions to protect yourselves after you are done with your shift.If your worry is "catching something" during your shift how does post-shift hygiene help? You can douse yourself with bleach if you want but that isn't going to help if you already "caught something."