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by nmb nmb (New) New

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Can anyone explain why scrub patterns are so hideous? Big hearts, flowers.... maybe things I might dress a child in but certainly not myself.

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USA987 has 15 years experience and specializes in L&D, Behavioral Health.

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Never thought about it...but I guess those hideous prints kinda mask all the "creepy crawlies" that may land on your uniform during the course of your shift!

Christine

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You are so right! I remember when I was looking for maternity clothes in the not too distant past and thinking 'I am having a baby, not becoming one!'. Similar thoughts went through my head while looking for scrubs the other day.

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ceecel.dee is a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, ER, L&D, ICU, OR, Educator.

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We are to be portrayed as figures of innocence (angel motif, scooby-doo, charlie brown, stick people with nurses caps,etc) or fresh and clean (flowers, clouds) rather than humans with personality and :idea: taste! :clown:

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nurseratchett29 has 11 years experience and specializes in Hospice/Homehealth/Homecare.

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You can now buy patterns and make your own scrubs. It takes absolutely no brain, little time, and you can pick your own patterns. I think the whole "cutesey"pattern is yet another way that they can try to keep us in our place. Doesn't work with me. I buy the most bizarre patterns I can. I even have one with cattle skulls on it. Boy do some people love that one.

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Is there a "grim reaper" available anywhere??? :devil

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i saw a frog patterned scrub today. just can't picture myself wearing frogs.. maybe i'm just a monochromatic person.

:rolleyes:

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Nurse Ratched is a RN and specializes in Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health.

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LMAO Jeannie - sicksicksick lol :)

I prefer all whites. Old-fashioned - maybe. Impractical, possibly. Slimming, most assuredly not ;).

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I wear frogs, daisies, chicks and turtles. It makes my residents happy. They (through the cataracts) just think I'm wearing a "pretty blouse". I do draw the line at some patterns, though. I also have a pet peeve against nurses who buy prints that really look like they were meant for dental assistants and vets. I do wish there was a more stylish selection, though. What the heck, we didn't become nurses for the fashion. I express myself in what I dress in after hours.

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Hey, wasn't it just a few years ago we had NO PATTERNS TO CHOOSE FROM!!!

Yeah, it was a monochrome nursing world: all white, while we thought it was really cool to wear Carribean blue. :D

I personally think there's still an issue of professionalism involved. I wouldn't wear any patterns that might offend or carry any negative connotations. Of course, since I'm a guy, most of the "big hearts" and "cute animals" just aren't right for me anyway. :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

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I think the whole "cutesey"pattern is yet another way that they can try to keep us in our place.

Hey Ratchett29, are you serious?:confused:

Social engineering through selective weaving -- sounds a little far fetched to me. I doubt administrative types are smart enough to make that work!

:D

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st4304 specializes in Critical Care, Emergency, Infusion.

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Last year, a fellow (female) co-worker wore scrubs that were camoflage(sp) with an orange t-shirt underneath. She was told by our director that she could not wear those scrubs to work again, even though no one had complained.

I had to agree somewhat with that just because they really did not look very professional and I am not sure how some of our confused patients might have taken them. (Duck, Ethel! There sending in the troops!)

There is another young nurse who wears short t-shirts with her scrub bottoms roled down to her hips. Everytime she slightly raises her arms, we have to look at her bare belly. While it is cute and flat, and I admit I am very jealous, (I'm 42, birthed 3 babies), it just doesn't seem very professional.

Just an old nurse's opinion. ;)

Hugs and kisses,

Sherri

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