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I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units

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eeyorelov works as a I wish I had one ie New grad.

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eeyorelov: notice that the use of caps as you have in your post is frowned upon under the Terms of Service, it gives the impression of shouting. Even the use of red font color escalates the appearance of anger. I know this thread is getting you upset but please be more diplomatic in your replies.

I am curious to know, however: Would you go to a job interview dressed in your Disney/teddybear/rainbow scrubs because you strongly believe a potential employer will see your professionalism beyond what you wear? That makes no sense. Why do people wear what they wear to interviews? Because first impressions come only once.

Would I no, just as when I worked in factory, I didn't wear the jeans I was expected to wear while working. That being said I was passed over in many interviews despite dressing "apporpriately" and being told I was an excellent canidate. Take from that what you will. I am still sticking to my belief that my scrubs have little to do with what kind of nurse I am. If others have a problem with me, whether it is my clothing or my skin color that will be there problem. I care for my patients the best way I can, and I get better everyday, even with the teddy bears on. Since so many of you think that projects a poor image, thats fine, I keep my own image of nursing (the one I've had in my head since childhood), and the rest of you can go about creating your own.

As for my all caps...yes I was getting angry, which is why I step away from the board. I don't want to offend anyone, and I'm sorry if I have. As for the red color, I wanted a color other then black and clicked red by mistake.

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Baloney Amputation works as a work-at-home medical transcriptionist.

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Have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? Ha ha! Came across it today...

Life Uniform -Danielle - Fancy Rose Top

I do like how they qualify it as a "fancy" rose top. It had to be a mistype of the word "gaudy."

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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i keep my own image of nursing (the one i've had in my head since childhood), and the rest of you can go about creating your own.

if you're still harboring the same image of nursing you had as a child, i devoutly hope you're either a student or a recent graduate. i would hope anyone who had been in the real world of nursing for more than a month would know it's not all teddy bears and rainbows.

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN.

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have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? ha ha! came across it today...

life uniform -danielle - fancy rose top

no i haven't, but what do you bet some of the posters in this thread rush right out and buy it?

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CrunchRN has 21 years experience and works as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

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Y'all are pretty harsh.

I don't care if you wear a gaudy rose in your freaking teeth as long as you are a good nurse and treat me well.

Heck, bring on the teddies and the clouds and the fish and the balloons and the tattoos and the nose piercing and any other darn thing you want as long as you take good care of me and mine.

I do not require my bedside nurse to dress "professionally". If her care reflects high quality nursing skill and compassion then he/she can prance around naked for all I care.

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and works as a Home health, private duty.

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Have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? Ha ha! Came across it today...

Life Uniform -Danielle - Fancy Rose Top

O - M - G. I think I'd rather have a nice sedate Spongebob and Patrick print. ;)

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freefalr has 10 years experience.

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I do like how they qualify it as a "fancy" rose top. It had to be a mistype of the word "gaudy."

yuck. it looks like it might be better suited to the stage (i'm thinking teen pop or maybe country-western--"fancy rose" could be her name! :) ).

the way it's advertised is interesting. the "nurse" appears to be leaning casually and seductively against a wall, hair all aflowing, makeup perfectly applied, eyes turned dreamily heavenward...yes, that's just how we all look & feel when we're at work. :uhoh3:

what if they'd put her in that top with white scrub pants, white shoes, hair pulled back, minimal makeup, stethoscope around her neck...?

nah, still icky.

(it's neat that this thread and the discussion live on!)

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oncnursemsn has 30 years experience and works as a Oncology nurse.

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I too have appreciated that this post has not worn down or gotten off track. That being said, my scrubs were not "cutsey" but were plaid, patterned and holiday. I have no choice and will do "Royal blue" color of my unit. I took pride in professional appearance but we RN's and my techs all wear same blue.

Somehow I think that our patients are savvy enough to recognize who their nurse is. ( I am working bone marrow transplant and our patients are with us for weeks/months. They'll know me for sure....)

And yes, we have HUGE designations on our badges of "RN." That impressed me from the start- we are the only profession with the extra badge and I'm grateful that nursing is so recognized. Not whining but complaining that I will put nearly 1/2 my clothes in storage. Deep sigh. Again, not whining so please don't take this the wrong way.

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eeyorelov works as a I wish I had one ie New grad.

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if you're still harboring the same image of nursing you had as a child, i devoutly hope you're either a student or a recent graduate. i would hope anyone who had been in the real world of nursing for more than a month would know it's not all teddy bears and rainbows.

what's that suppose to mean:confused: please tell me you are trying to be sarcastic, and you understood i meant the "image" of nursing, that is to say the nurses in my mind as child stood out do to there actions, not what they wore! i hardly see how my lack of expirence would have to do with how a view nursing as a whole, or is there a certain number of years a person need to work in order to form or keep an opinion of their professsion?

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DolceVita has 6 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Have you ever seen anyone show up to work in something like this? Ha ha! Came across it today...

Life Uniform -Danielle - Fancy Rose Top

Yep just the image I am trying to project -- not. It is quite hideous apart from anything else.

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GHGoonette works as a PACU RN.

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Whoever designs these things should bear in mind that many, if not most of us are not 20 or 30-somethings anymore; frankly, I'm to old to dress like a Kate Moss wannabee. (mind you, she's getting a bit long in the tooth now isn't she?) Also taking into account that huge patterns like that would make most of us-sadly, lacking perfect figures-end up looking like Rosie O' Donnel.

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