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Scrubs color requirement??

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This is a weird question, but do nursing schools tend to only accept specific color scrubs?  I was browsing scrubs sites and realized there are quite a lot of color options: including different shades of blue!!  I thought about purchasing some - but then realized “maybe the school that I (hopefully) get in to only wants nursing students wearing a specific color??”  My husband is a device rep - and I know that many hospitals require different color scrubs as well as colors depending on if you are a vendor, nurse, etc ... so it seems plausible that nursing students may have assigned colors 😁

Yes. My school requires all students to have galaxy blue scrubs, and the styles are restricted as well. They even take it a step further and we have to have our tops embroidered with the school logo. I know some schools can be more or less stringent, but I’m pretty sure they usually have requirements for color. 

Some schools might still be requiring students to purchase a certain style of uniform that is provided by a specific company even.  Wait until you go to orientation to find out. 

CelticGoddess, BSN, RN

Specializes in Palliative, Onc, Med-Surg, Home Hospice. Has 6 years experience.

On 1/23/2021 at 10:47 PM, Kendrer said:

This is a weird question, but do nursing schools tend to only accept specific color scrubs?  I was browsing scrubs sites and realized there are quite a lot of color options: including different shades of blue!!  I thought about purchasing some - but then realized “maybe the school that I (hopefully) get in to only wants nursing students wearing a specific color??”  My husband is a device rep - and I know that many hospitals require different color scrubs as well as colors depending on if you are a vendor, nurse, etc ... so it seems plausible that nursing students may have assigned colors 😁

Not only did my school specify a color, we had to have our shirts and lab coats embroidered with our schools name.  So basically we all wore the same brand of scrub top.  The only requirement for pants was nothing too thin.  

verene, MSN

Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

Yes, most schools have a specific color for students to wear. Hold off on buying them until you know 1) what color, and 2) if you school offers a discount/second-hand program for scrubs. (My school did - graduating students often donated their school scrubs, and thus new students could usually get 1-2 pairs [depending on how many had been donated] for free!) 

LeauVixen

Specializes in Nursing Student.

My school requires you to order the scrubs from a certain company.  Our scrub shirts must be embroidered with our schools name and white scrub pants. I would wait until the school gives you an official color you need to clinical.

ThursdayNight, CNA

Specializes in Wiping tears. Has 3 years experience.

No, I can't pick my own scrubs. Everyone wears the same color and style. However, I love my school uniform.

the_doodlern

Has 2 years experience.

Yes, its because during clinical you need to be easily identifiable as a student nurse and what program you belong to. So patients and other staff aren't as confused.  (some will still ask if you are their nurse or doctor even)

My program requires teal scrubs and we have to have the program's patch sewn over the left deltoid. The only style restriction is we can't wear jogger-style pants. Having a set uniform makes students identifiable to patients and hospital staff, and I haven't heard of a program that doesn't require a set uniform. A lot of students sell their scrubs when they graduate, so look out for that to save some cash!