Taking care of yourself is for you AND for others. Don't become one of the slob nurses that I have had to work with through the years! I think nurses standardly go down that road because they are busy or lazy and think no one is watching. I cared how you looked, I was sensitive when I had to look at dirty hair, nails, clothes, dry flaky skin, chapped lips, grown out hair color jobs. JUST THINK HOW YOUR PATIENTS PERCEIVE YOU. Remember this, the French believe that it is disrespectful to others to go out in public with an unkempt appearance. Believe it yourself, you do not have to be French to absorb this little bit of wisdom! I don't mean excess makeup or 2" acrylic nails like street hookers, just a clean, presentable appearance with a bit of blush, lipstick or gloss, sparkling clean nails and a GOOD HAIRCUT!!!! Your patients will appreciate it and have more of a tendency to believe you will care for them properly and professionally. Based on actual studies, women and men who present well in any profession are judged to be more successful in their profession.