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Spika RN specializes in Oncology.

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So recently the hospital I work at decided to go to 3 colors only for nurses to wear male and female alike to help patients and family identify nurses easier, by the way they still think I am a doctor most of the time.

So here are the colors white (tradtion I under stand that no problem) black ( very depressing color and I work in the cancer unit ) and turquoise ( I dunno about any other guys but I would never wear this it was red but our DON didn't like red so she changed it) also we can wear any combination of the 3 colors together. I can't wear white because of black body hair so I am stuck all black all the time anyone have anything they want to add I just needed to vent a bit

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I would get a black long sleeve shirt to go under turquoise scrubs, a turquoise long sleeve shirt to go under a white top and black bottoms.....a white scrub jacket to wear with all black. And there's some cute black and white print scrub tops. And you could get white thick tights to go under white pants for the winter at least. I would mix up these three colors as much as you can. I am sure when all is said and done you probably will never want to wear turquoise again, but there are many shades of turquoise.....

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Spika RN specializes in Oncology.

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I would get a black long sleeve shirt to go under turquoise scrubs' date=' a turquoise long sleeve shirt to go under a white top and black bottoms.....a white scrub jacket to wear with all black. And there's some cute black and white print scrub tops. And you could get white thick tights to go under white pants for the winter at least. I would mix up these three colors as much as you can. I am sure when all is said and done you probably will never want to wear turquoise again, but there are many shades of turquoise.....[/quote']

theY limit us to us to certain shade of turquoise. and to wearing tights underneath my scrubs I am a hairy guy and normally very hot in nature like my body temperature. otherwise these are good ideas but just not for me. that goes the same with long sleeve shirts it's not advisable for a guy like myself. I wasn't going to say this but the only straight guy I've ever seen at our hospital where it was married so you going when they can get away with it

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He is a guy. I understand him not wanting to wear turquoise. Have you tried seeing if they could change it to a more gender neutral color?

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Spika RN specializes in Oncology.

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Yea they refuse to change it saying I can wear black or white they don't care

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rubato is a ASN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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Unfortunately, it sounds like you are stuck with black. I would hate this, but can understand all of your reasons. I get super warm too and couldn't possibly wear sleeves under my scrubs.

And, yeah, turquoise doesn't really work for a guy, unless you just want to go for it. Just say what the he** and wear black pants and a turquoise top????? I am pretty sure that my hubby would do it, but he's just not the type to care what others think of his choices.

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