MCC - Nursing Students Starting 2009 - page 6

Hey everyone! Thought I would start a thread where we can keep up with all the fun new and exciting things coming our way! We'll get to meet each other in a few days (May 20th)! So, how shall we... Read More

  1. by   pbid
    Quote from MichyMich
    Hey Pdib and Mac! I'm Michelle... (LOL)!

    We all will have lecture together and I look forward to meeting you!!!! I think my lab is 0810? (Tuesdays - 1:30pm - 7:25pm).

    Taflatt: aww! thought we might get lab together!!! I had to get back to class today, otherwise I would have asked if you found out what your lab was! LOL.

    Szyman! Thank you for all your continuous input! It really does help a LOT!!!
    I'm looking at our credit load for Oct. and its only 3 credits total??? Am I missing something? I realize its just half a semester; I was just expecting to have to pay for more credits than that. No complaints if it's true
  2. by   MichyMich
    Quote from pbid
    I'm looking at our credit load for Oct. and its only 3 credits total??? Am I missing something? I realize its just half a semester; I was just expecting to have to pay for more credits than that. No complaints if it's true
    3 credits it is! I went to see how much it would cost too... and I thought I was missing something too... But nope, it's that "cheap" dare I say! LOL. Cheap is still not the word, as the cost of anything these days is expensive to us all... but it just makes it feel like $350 is a great bargain! LOL.

    The uniforms run...a bit large. I wear a medium/large top in the "real world"... I got a medium top and it's much better than a large! I'm short too, and the sleeve seam was about 1/4 way down my arm on the large!!! I have a waist and if I went to a small, it would be too tight around my waist, but even BETTER fit in the top. I'm happy with the medium.

    The pants... I would wear a medium... I am normally a 8-12 (like how I said that... LOL... b/c I have clothes of ALL those sizes in my closet). Although, I bought the large at the orientation... they are not too baggy and I can roll them up in the waist (because again, I'm short) and it works fine. The medium in all theory would fit perfectly also...

    I think the Dove website (there is an interactive tool on there) said I was a small lab coat, medium top and medium/small bottom... so I would say in my experience... it was pretty darn close...
  3. by   pbid
    Quote from MichyMich
    3 credits it is! I went to see how much it would cost too... and I thought I was missing something too... But nope, it's that "cheap" dare I say! LOL. Cheap is still not the word, as the cost of anything these days is expensive to us all... but it just makes it feel like $350 is a great bargain! LOL.

    The uniforms run...a bit large. I wear a medium/large top in the "real world"... I got a medium top and it's much better than a large! I'm short too, and the sleeve seam was about 1/4 way down my arm on the large!!! I have a waist and if I went to a small, it would be too tight around my waist, but even BETTER fit in the top. I'm happy with the medium.

    The pants... I would wear a medium... I am normally a 8-12 (like how I said that... LOL... b/c I have clothes of ALL those sizes in my closet). Although, I bought the large at the orientation... they are not too baggy and I can roll them up in the waist (because again, I'm short) and it works fine. The medium in all theory would fit perfectly also...

    I think the Dove website (there is an interactive tool on there) said I was a small lab coat, medium top and medium/small bottom... so I would say in my experience... it was pretty darn close...
    That's funny; our uniforms are going to cost us roughly the same $ as our 1st semester credits I think most women have a range of sizes in their closest I'm on the taller end, so I have to pay the "extra length" fees Ok, I'm off to Dove to check it out. Do they put the emblems on or do we? I purchased my Littman classic stethoscope last week Thank you for the reply.
  4. by   MichyMich
    Quote from pbid
    That's funny; our uniforms are going to cost us roughly the same $ as our 1st semester credits I think most women have a range of sizes in their closest I'm on the taller end, so I have to pay the "extra length" fees Ok, I'm off to Dove to check it out. Do they put the emblems on or do we? I purchased my Littman classic stethoscope last week Thank you for the reply.
    We have to put the MCC patches on.... I got a used top at the Orientation, and the patch was semi sewn on (not that well. LOL). So, I'm not a good seamstress either, so I'm letting my Mom do that for me. Thank goodness she is a good sewer! :bowingpur
  5. by   NoviceRN10
    I admit I am a bit squeezed into my used uniform . I normally wear a large top and size 10 pants and my top is XS and my pants are S. I was hoping to lose a few pounds over the summer so I could actually move freely in my shirt . I think when people have scrubs that are too big it looks kinda sloppy, but mine are pushing it for the other extreme. Only one more semester !
  6. by   MichyMich
    Quote from anurse2be09
    I admit I am a bit squeezed into my used uniform . I normally wear a large top and size 10 pants and my top is XS and my pants are S. I was hoping to lose a few pounds over the summer so I could actually move freely in my shirt . I think when people have scrubs that are too big it looks kinda sloppy, but mine are pushing it for the other extreme. Only one more semester !
    I hear you on the too big = sloppy. Also, if they are too big, wouldn't that be a hindrance? Wouldn't the bagginess get in the way of helping patients?

    anursetobe09: All the luck to you as you finish your last semester. You have got to be over the moon! Did the time fly by for you? I hope it did and you'll be on your way as a RN soon!
  7. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from MichyMich
    I hear you on the too big = sloppy. Also, if they are too big, wouldn't that be a hindrance? Wouldn't the bagginess get in the way of helping patients?

    anursetobe09: All the luck to you as you finish your last semester. You have got to be over the moon! Did the time fly by for you? I hope it did and you'll be on your way as a RN soon!
    It really does go by fast! So does the time off during breaks. Those uniforms are ugly no matter if they fit you or not . I think the transporters at Henry Ford wear the same color so if you get a clinical there you get to match them . I think I'd rather wear white!
  8. by   SnowStar4
    If you would rather wear white, you are crazy! I see those poor girls who are clueless that their undies and everything else are showing through at the hospital. Let alone the stains! Blue is fantastic!

    The fit of the uniforms is horrendous though. If you aren't a XS or S they assume you are 7 ft tall. I am completely embarrased by how mine fits, and I wear a hoodie or whatever I can to cover them at all costs. I don't understand why we can't get some slightly fitted ones like what I buy for work.
  9. by   gemberly
    Is there something that says you couldn't take them to a seamstress and have them slightly altered to look nicer?? Just curious.
  10. by   pbid
    Quote from gemberly
    Is there something that says you couldn't take them to a seamstress and have them slightly altered to look nicer?? Just curious.
    Wow, way to think out side the box. Good thinking! I live right next door to a very reasonable seamstress. I'm with the rest of you: to big or to small looks kind of unprofessional. I think most people understand we are all just college students. If I saw someone in to big or to small uniform at MCC, I would think they were probably one of the lucky ones who got a free uniform or a dicounted one

    I only purchased one lab jacket, maybe later on I will get another one. I'm assuming you get it for the warmth factor, if there is some other reason let me know. Based on the material and the fact that I'm not a MI gal, I think the jacket would be like offering asprin to someone with a migrane. I need something much warmer.

    The underware comment just made me lol; I guess its better than no underware, but I have thought the same thing many times. If you have a pair of white pants, make sure you are not wearing colored, patterned or white undies. It's a rule

    I look forward to wearing a comfortable, no hassel uniform. I'm a get-up-and-go kind of gal.
  11. by   Hootnhollern
    I wear a white long-sleeve t-shirt under my uniform for warmth. the lab jacket just seems to get in my way during pt care. The jacket does serve it's purpose during psych clinicals and for a couple other things though, but you won't need to get a second one, IMHO.

    ~Hoot~
  12. by   SnowStar4
    I'd stick with one lab jacket too. I've only worn mine once and that was because of being forced. Pretty much it is doctors that wear them so I feel it is a retarded item to have. Nursing students wearing them just doesn't look right.

    Sure you can take your unifrom to a seamstress. Just make sure they know what they are doing since the tops aren't cheap.
  13. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from gemberly
    Is there something that says you couldn't take them to a seamstress and have them slightly altered to look nicer?? Just curious.


    You cannot go and alter your uniform to make it look better (as in add darts or some other shape altering seams), you'd stick out like a sore thumb, I have never seen anyone do that. I hate the lab coat (and you definately only need one!). It is more shapeless than the uniforms, if that is possible. I was only required to wear it for one clinical, most instructors don't make you wear it. I think it's mainly for pinning, although at times (rare!) you will wear business casual street clothes with the lab coat. I think the blue uniforms stick out like a sore thumb, I'd rather wear white and look less like a pt transporter . I know how to wear flesh-colored underclothing . It does seem that some do not :uhoh21: (I swear I've seen pink polka dots!).

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