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I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units

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PacoUSA has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a PCU 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

Ew. Forget ipecac ... this will do it. The perfect scrub top to make me projectile vomit all over her :D

Whoever designed this should be shot ... 8 times ... maybe more.

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

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Ok, I agree with this website.

Please hear me out. I can dress myself. I have decent scrubs. Professional and in multi colors. Clean and pressed. There are not cutsey prints but plaid, colored and in colors I actually like. My new job- Royal blue and white. Hmm. I- and all of allnurses are professionals. I won't dress in cartoons or baby scrubs. But to not trust my judgement- terrribly frustrating. My blue scrubs I have paid so much for- er. Not required color. Really annoyed. Nuff said.

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I am also a male nurse (ICU) and have to agree with you regarding the cutesy scrub tops. I have always had a hard time finding tops with patterns I like. I recently found a company with pathogen patterns on them http://www.pathophizz.com. I have just ordered a couple, so we'll see. They beat wearing bunnies or flowers.

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my.toys has 1 years experience and works as a Telemetry floor.

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I love cartoon and cute scrub tops. I think one of the cutest I saw was a Scooby Doo print a nurse of about 50 or so was wearing on our (adult) floor. Good grief, why get so aggravated by something somebody else is wearing?

Personally some of the weird flower, "Day of the Triffid" type prints aren't to my particular style but I don't automatically believe their wearers are any less professional.

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Patterns are ok, but unless you work peds or L and D, teddy scrubs and smiley faces look stupid. Just my opinion...

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jimkusters has 5 years experience and works as a LVN Supervisor.

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Personally I work on a Psych unit where we wear regular clothing, but I worked registry a while back and I never liked cutesy print scrubs on regular Med-Surge units. Now if it is a Peds unit, then by all means.

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gymnut works as a Oncology Tech.

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So with all I have to worry about on the floor I now have to add fashion police to that list too?

To me unless you look like a complete unkempt slob I don't care what pattern top your wearing. I'm also sure that a patient battling cancer or having severe pain wracking his body doesn't either.

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P-medic2RN has 3 years experience and works as a RN Care Manager.

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Really?

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Gymnut, you are right. As long as I'm clean, I don't care what I look like. Still, there are many, many colours, prints and patterns to choose from besides teddy bears.

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bethann27 works as a Staff Nurse LTC.

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Example: I got to my patient's house (home care) wearing a mock-wrap top with puppies on it, and that day, my boss asked me how my dog was doing. Out of nowhere. I think it was the top lol

Ok, here is where I start having the problem (personally, not professionally). When I'm @ the doctor's office & the nurse walks in w/ dogs or cats on the scrub top. . . I immediately think to myself "this person is a recent graduate nurse who was previously a vet tech. Not that there is anything wrong with that . . . but it gives me the creeps.

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gymnut works as a Oncology Tech.

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Gymnut, you are right. As long as I'm clean, I don't care what I look like. Still, there are many, many colours, prints and patterns to choose from besides teddy bears.

Oh there are definitely a lot of colors and prints to choose from. I will admit first hand that while shopping for scrubs I came across a lot of tacky patterns such as the bright orange zebra print :eek:

I guess I have that 'who cares' attitude because while my dad was in the hospital for many months he watched a lot of old school cartoons in the afternoon like Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes (he's still a kid at heart). One of his nurses wore cartoon scrubs and he really got a kick out of them and they would always strike up conversations about them and all the cartoons and other TV shows they watched when they were young. It was a nice conversation piece and it made my dad happy in the end.

As I said as long as you don't resemble anyone from the People of Walmart (it's a site) then you're OK in my book.

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RNJill has 4 years experience and works as a NP.

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I don't think that I'll ever be the kind of nurse that wears the truly "cutesy" tops with cartoon characters/bunnies/colored teddy bears/etc. Never was a cartoon fan and I'm told a lot that I look young, so parading around with Road Runner on my scrub top wouldn't make me feel so great :lol2:

I used to swear that I would *never* wear anything but plain and serious scrubs-navy, dark green, etc. Then I found some solid colored and subdued-print scrubs I loved and had a change of heart. I've been told numerous times by patients that these scrubs are unique and cheerful, and I often feel a mood boost in the morning when I put them on. So I think there's a middle ground and way to have some fun with what you wear without looking completely ridiculous.

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