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Recommendation for scrubs?

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Hi all :)

I am just starting nursing school, and we have to wear the school's polo, but purchase our own white scrub pants. I was hoping to get a few recommendations for NICE (I have seen some awful cheap ones....not what I am looking for) scrub pants.

Where do you guys get yours?

iteachob, MSN, RN

Specializes in OB, NICU, Nursing Education (academic).

Try

http://www.uniformadvantage.com

They carry a lot of different brands (including their own). They carry many sizes, including tall (which is great....I'm a 6 ft. female), and petite.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

You can find decent scrub pants at WalMart--I know they're decent because I wear them. IMO, you don't want to break the bank on white scrub pants because most likely, the only time you'll ever wear them is for school. Once you graduate you'll never want to wear white scrubs again if you can help it :)

But if you feel better not going to Wally-World, try allheart.com.

evolvingrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice.

im tall so I go to my local life uniform. Until you know how certain brands fit i wouldn't buy them online

I don't mind getting them at walmart, in fact I have looked there. But they seem so scratchy lol...do they get softer when you wash them?

What is this life uniform you speak of!? I don't think I have ever seen or heard of one.

opensesame

Specializes in acute/critical care. Has 11 years experience.

Hey, this is a little off topic, but if you have to wear the white scrub pants for two years, invest in some nude/flesh-colored underwear. White panties under white pants, especially if they are thin, just makes you look like you have a giant white tushie.

And (this is just my opinion) -- would recommend that you not wear a thong. I have known a fair amount of nurses that will gossip if they can't see your panty lines. Yes -- I know -- in this day and age, there are better alternatives to panty lines, but there are still those that think if you don't have them, you are either going commando or your moral fiber leaves something to be desired. Or both.

Just my off topic two cents....

The worst part of the white scrubs....is what in the heck kind of panties are you supposed to wear that aren't visible lol...Ugh!

omgosh! Did we seriously just post that at the same time!!! lol

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

I don't mind getting them at walmart, in fact I have looked there. But they seem so scratchy lol...do they get softer when you wash them?

They do improve with washing :)

And I second the poster who recommends nude underwear...though if you can't do the nude, wear white: it's far better to have the white tush than seeing someone in white scrubs with underwear underneath that you can see is brightly colored or--even worse--print.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

The worst part of the white scrubs....is what in the heck kind of panties are you supposed to wear that aren't visible lol...Ugh!

They have ones that have minimal panty lines...Hanes makes a version.

Ty, ty Ladies :D

It says in our handbook that your panties *must cover the buttocks*...so thongs are out...and nude it is!!

You can find decent scrub pants at WalMart--I know they're decent because I wear them. IMO, you don't want to break the bank on white scrub pants because most likely, the only time you'll ever wear them is for school. Once you graduate you'll never want to wear white scrubs again if you can help it :)

But if you feel better not going to Wally-World, try allheart.com.

WM's brand is SB Scrubs. Nice, thick twill.

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

WM's brand is SB Scrubs. Nice, thick twill.

Oh yeah...a heads-up: the pants do come in a few different styles. The sizes of the unisex pants (and it will say "unisex") run rather large compared to the others. So try on each style before you buy.

Personally, I prefer the flare leg style with the drawstring and cargo pockets--nice look and good fit for me.

Hang on a minute...I'm also a first-year nursing student, about to start clinicals...your handbook dictates that your panties must "cover your buttocks"??? Is this a common practice? Ours says nothing of the sort.

I also work in a local hospital (where I will also be having my clinicals) and I wear thongs with my scrubs to work all the time. I can't handle the idea of VPLs. Is that really something people talk about?

I was looking at those on that website you recommended. I am a curvy girl, and those look like they would be the most flattering.

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Also throwing my vote in for Walmart scrub pants. I've worn other brands and they're okay, but those are the best. I get my tops from jascouniform.com, but the pants...always Walmart.

holly123

Specializes in Pediatrics.

I agree with the walmart scrubs....Those are the only ones I will wear :)

Our official policy:

*Undergarments must be worn and must provide full coverage of buttocks. No

prints or colors are to be worn.*

lol