Worst Nursing Scrub Color Worn?

Nurses Uniform/Gear


  1. Worst Scrub Color Ever Worn

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Hi Everyone,

Besides white scrubs,

I was wondering what you all thought the worst scrub color that you have ever had to wear as a nurse? And this can be for any reason... whether it makes you feel silly, reminds you of something gross, or makes you feel unattractive, reminds you of a past employer where a different occupation was assigned that color, etc..

Feel free to take the poll.


Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

I'm not sure what you're looking for here. The worst color I've ever seen required is an electric blue color that the ICU required. Fortunately I worked in CCU where the color required was a lovely teal.

Hi Ruby Vee, this is the first poll that I have ever created. Do you have any tips? Or, was anything confusing about the questioning? Thank you for responding anyways! I personally dislike royal blue because that was my nursing school's uniform color.

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

Hmmm...I have never been "required" to wear a certain color.

Specializes in Adult Primary Care.

Lime green as a student!!!!!!

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

My sister's LVN program made them wear forest green. It was universally unflattering. And white shoes. They had to have clean white shoes every day!

Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

My hospital does not require certain scrub colors for nurses, but I would imagine wearing full yellow or pink would not necessarily be "ugly," it just wouldn't match the environment. I normally wear black, teal-green, olive green, or blue. I did like my nursing school color which was maroon pants. I am not a fan of any white either.

Specializes in CMSRN.

I chose maroon red, My second option would have been lime green.

Specializes in Hospice.

Black. Death called - He wanted the uniform back...

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health.

White. It's hard to prevent stains, and if your skin is darker than olive your underwear shines through.

Black. Death called - He wanted the uniform back...

We wear black and I quite like it :)

Of course, it's used in combination with red and gray so no one actually has to wear all black. But I mostly do.

My husband on the other hand can't get used to the idea of a nurse in black scrubs!

Apparently my girlfriend has witnessed the lime green scrubs before. I am still surprised anyone would have to wear this color, however!

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