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Wearing Scrubs to an Interview...?

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nursechilespice has 2 years experience as a LPN.

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I have an interview in another unit in the hospital I work at for a full time position, the thing is I have work on my home unit at 3pm and the interview is at 2pm... would it be weird to wear my (clean) scrubs?

I’ve only had alittle over a year of working as a nurse, so I feel like i still need to be formal (and dress for the interview) I know a couple of nurses that had 15+ experience that wear scrubs in their interviews... would it be ok for me to as well? 

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Wear interviewing clothes to an interview and bring along your scrubs to change into for work. It doesn't matter what other nurses do, you want to give the manager the best impression possible.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Agree with above. Dressing for the interview shows you take it seriously and want to present your best self.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Make the effort. Think about it from this perspective - you will never not get the job because you dressed for business, but you may very well not get the job because you didn't.

The only exception is if they want to interview you right as you are getting off your shift and you won't have time to change. In that case, when you schedule the interview with them state "I will need to come right from work to make it on time. Do you mind that?" and they will say they don't mind and all will be fine that you are in scrubs.

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Murse1975 has 4 years experience and specializes in Peds, psych.

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I've worn scrubs multiple times to interviews and it's never hindered me, unless of course, you're going for a non-bedside position. That being said, I always figured if I am doing a job that requires scrubs and they won't hire me for not wearing a tie to the interview, I probably don't want to be there anyway.

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