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SOS!! White scrubs!!

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by shix shix Member

My Nursing Assistant clinicals are coming up very soon - Tuesday 20th March and am required to wear white scrubs. Thing is, I only need the scrubs for the 4 clinical days. Where would you suggest I look for affordable scrubs? Your input will be highly appreciated. Btw, I totally enjoyed my NAHA class:redpinkhe but I felt like the lab time wasn't enough:crying2:. You get to do a skill just once and that's it. But, just my sentiments. Maybe clinicals will give me a different perspective?:confused::) Tx.

St. Paul, MN.

It's much too late to order anything from an internet site -- unless you choose express shipping.

With only about 4 days to shop, it looks like you will have to look around town for a uniform store to buy your scrubs from. Sometimes they are listed in the yellow pages of the phonebook. I do NOT recommend Wal-Mart scrubs -- they are often a poor fit (at least for me) -- but that is one place that carries scrubs for sure. If all else fails, Wal-Mart is there for you. :)

Unless you are planning on wearing white scrubs on a regular basis after you finish class, you could probably get away with purchasing only 1 white set and wash it each day after clinical. It will save you money (because scrubs can be expensive!!).

annacnatorn

Specializes in LTC, Home Health, Hospice. Has 16 years experience.

One side note to wearing white scrubs...wear a t-shirt underneath your top. I like Dickies scrubs the best as they are strong and durable and resist most stuff that would leave a stain. Good luck on finding them.

I was just about to recommend Walmart Simply Basic.

Target carries some as well.

Or a local scrub store. Whites can be hard to find.

Thanks alot guys.

Edited by shix

Thank you for the suggestions. Clearly I totally underestimated how hard it would be to find esp white scrubs hence my poor time management!!:eek::) but I will set out to try find some from the mentioned stores asap - like early tomorrow.

Unless you are planning on wearing white scrubs on a regular basis after you finish class, you could probably get away with purchasing only 1 white set and wash it each day after clinical. It will save you money (because scrubs can be expensive!!).

That's the thing, I only need to use these scrubs for my four day clinicals. What am concerned about and what you guys who've gained experience over time can help me out with, is how do you manage to stay with clean scrubs while running your daily activities at your places of work? At this point I have absolutely no idea what to expect but my lecturer told me we could be asked to do any of the skills we've been taught and I kept wondering how I'd keep my feet dry for example if I was asked to give a resident a shower or trying not to stain my uniform. Stuff like that. Am also keeping my fingers crossed to be able to not wear off - we're doing the 6:30am -3pm shift...that is the toughest shift, right? Is this where (clinicals ie) I will be able to tell if I will eventually be a good time manager? Thanks again guys. I really appreciate the input.:yeah::redpinkhe

i got mine at Uniform Kingdom. They're affordable there. And they have all sizes with I loved! I'm an XXS, so finding mind was hard until I went to Uniform Kingdom. And I don't know why they pick white, white is an easily dirty color. So I also need tips on how to keep it clean during clinicals.

Dorali, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in 6 yrs LTC, 1 yr MedSurg, Wound Care. Has 12 years experience.

The best way to keep your feet dry, is to wear leather type shoes. The fabic kind will soak through. Scrub pants dry quickly, within 10 minutes usually for me.

I stay fairly clean at work. Your bound to get something on your scrubs. I would HATE to wear white, that really sucks! Be sure to wear something underneath in case you do get wet.

I have bought ALL of my scrubs at Wal-Mart and they fit fine. Just try them on before you buy, just in case. Solid print scrubs are usually cheaper at a scrub store though. I'd check the phone book.

You will learn soooo much during clinicals and it will all be brand new. Don't put extra pressure on yourself to do things perfectly, because that simply won't happen. The best thing you could do is jump in, learn from your aide, and give it your best shot. You'll practice your skills there and get some hands-on experience.

Good luck & have fun!

Dondie

Ev1987

Specializes in LTC/Rehab. Has 4 years experience.

Yes, I agree. It's probubly too late for you to order something online, so I would also consider wal-mart or a local scrub store. I also had to wear white scrubs during my clinicals. I would practice some skills on a family member or friend before and during your clinicals, so that you feel more confident in your abilities.

Oooh thank you! thank you! thank you! I love this posts so much they make us one despite our distances :-).

You will learn soooo much during clinicals and it will all be brand new. Don't put extra pressure on yourself to do things perfectly, because that simply won't happen. The best thing you could do is jump in, learn from your aide, and give it your best shot. You'll practice your skills there and get some hands-on experience.

Good luck & have fun!

Dondie

This is very refreshing info! Unfortunately (yes, this might sound hilarious to some), my husband might hold up on me during this time. He did try to pull me out of school you know :crying2:. He is the sole bread winner and we still have an outstanding school fees balance. Reasons? because I won't - well...:)indulge in his sexual escapades. Now isn't that sad??:crying2: I keep my fingers crossed that he will get me the scrubs and actually let me finish my clinicals. Keep your fingers crossed for me too. :redpinkhe:)