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Worst Nursing Scrub Color Worn?

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RNliveoak has 10 years experience .

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Worst Scrub Color Ever Worn

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Orange. Worst ever; makes me feel like I'm in jail.

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walkingrock has 41 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Retired NICU.

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Mustard yellow 🤮

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Purple...I worked at the VA in the OR. As we had to change in and out upon arrival and leaving work, said purple scrubs were not to be seen leaving the building. We’d go down to the cafeteria and ya’d hear “it’s the Barney people.” Yeah, that shade of purple. Ugh.

 

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Bright yellow as a student!

The only positive for wearing bright yellow scrubs was when our clinical groups met for the 1st time each semester, our professors could easily point us out amongst all the other schools that usually wore more common colors (e.g. Navy, Black).

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CalicoKitty has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-surg.

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I think white is the worst. I can't keep that color clean. Luckily, I haven't had to wear that in 20 years and that was just when I was a student. I didn't mind terribly, but we had yellow tops in nursing school. Still a bit too light for my personal taste. I am a clumsy eater, and pretty much all of my clothes end up with some sorta oil stains.

I wish we had options for colors. I've only worn ceil and navy blue. I don't think I've ever seen people in brown scrubs (or lime green or peach), but I can imagine them being unpleasant colors to wear. 

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Nurse_Dina has 9 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology.

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Seafoam green - that was the official puke-green color I was once require to wear. The name of the color alone made me feel nauseated. 

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LilPeanut has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in NICU/Neonatal transport.

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I've luckily not minded any of the colors I've had to wear:

* Fire engine red as a student - I mean, it was bright, but not a terrible color.  We joked that our red scrubs were a warning to patients that we were students.
* Electric/royal blue as an RN, I like that color!
* Charcoal as an NNP - Good color on me, but we would joke that a group of us should be called a "storm of NNPs"
* Surgical blue as an NNP - Not bad. 

White, yellow or orange would be horrific for me.

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smc5127 has 10 years experience as a BSN, CNA, RN and specializes in ER, TNCC.

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Seafoam green when I was a health program as a student before. 

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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Black scrubs make it look like a bunch of ninjas are in the area. ⛩️

In my opinion it is not the best color for healthcare.  Patients need to rest, not feel like an assassin is near.

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AutumnDraidean has 20 years experience and specializes in School health, Maternal-Newborn.

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My Maternal/newborn unit used to require us to wear hospital provided scrubs. first they were white, then they were lavender, with white or electric green for men, then the white and lavender disappeared and all we had were ill fitting electric green. especially annoying to those of us who'd bought purple cover coats to go with lavender scrubs. Suddenly we were turned into Barney the dinosaur!! 

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Not me, but the students a few years ago from the school I got accepted to had this really ugly green. They were like if Olive green, brown, and bile had a baby.

And even worse was psych patients wear a similar color in paper scrubs so the staff constantly were chasing the students thinking they were "escaping"

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Definitely orange. Looks like a jail jumpsuit.

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