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Would you quit over white uniforms?

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Has 30 years experience.

If your facility went back to white uniforms for licensed nursing personnel, would you quit? Just wondering as I've heard discussions about some facilities going back to all white for nursing staff.

I wouldn't quit as long as I could choose the style/brand of white uniform I'd wear.

psu_213, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 6 years experience.

If your facility went back to white uniforms for licensed nursing personnel, would you quit?

Why??

I'm not a huge fan of white; however, it is one of the two colors "approved" for RN scrubs in my hospital (ceil blue is the other)--and some people choose to wear white. While I would not be thrilled with white, I cannot imagine quitting over such an insignificant issue.

Nope. I would only quit over inadequate pay, improper treatment, unsafe working conditions..

i would have to give some thought, especially the arrogance that it implies....

Nope, I would not quit. I have a mortgage, a son and bills. I worked at a hospital that required nurses to wear white tops. Yeah, it got dirty easily but it wa not a huge deal.

Pepper The Cat, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gerontology. Has 34 years experience.

Good Golly Miss Molly - No!

Jobs are too hard to come by. No way would I quit over sucha petty thing. May not like working in all white, but there are a lot of worse things out there to deal with.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

I started in white...head to toe white....and a cap. My manager would carry white shoe polish in her pocket and make you polish your shoes on break if they looked "dirty"..... no I wouldn't quit. I wouldn't be happy but I wouldn't quit.

proud nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Medical Oncology, Alzheimer/dementia. Has 15 years experience.

Not enough of a reason for me to quit.

WookieeRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 3 years experience.

There are far more pressing reasons that would make me quit than the color of my uniform, like horrible working conditions, constant short staffing, inadequate pay, etc. The color of my uniform would seem pretty inconsequential in comparison to those.

I used to wear all white on my first job. It didn't bother me, I just got used to it. I wouldn't quit because of that. If I quit because of every little thing, I'll end up jobless.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

As long as the working conditions are tolerable and my paycheck stays the same (or increases), I wouldn't quit over a white uniform requirement for licensed nurses.

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

If your facility went back to white uniforms for licensed nursing personnel, would you quit? Just wondering as I've heard discussions about some facilities going back to all white for nursing staff.

Are nursing jobs plentiful in your area? Employers would have to be lined up outside my door, asking to hire me, before I'd quit over what I wear to work.

Pangea Reunited, ASN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

It would be a deciding factor, but not the deciding factor ...definitely a strike against the employer.

This one is a no brainer. :nurse: ALL nurses should have to wear a traditional white dress uniform, complete with the little white and red nurses cap. (including the men) Lets face it girls (and guys), the only one in the hospital of any real importance is the physician. Doctors have all the power and earn about 50 times as much as we do. We should all be down on our knees kissing their doctor bums and thanking them for letting us do all the work on their behalf.

If white uniforms were somehow connected with crappy management, nasty coworkers, and over all poor morale/working conditions, then yes.

TexMex22

Has 30 years experience.

i would have to give some thought, especially the arrogance that it implies....

Sorry, but what arrogance is implied?

No Stars In My Eyes

Specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN. Has 43 years experience.

I started in white...head to toe white....and a cap. My manager would carry white shoe polish in her pocket and make you polish your shoes on break if they looked "dirty"..... no I wouldn't quit. I wouldn't be happy but I wouldn't quit.

This would have been my response had you not already posted it; I started out that way, so, no biggie. But, now, I tell ya, if they mandated PANTYHOSE, I'd run out the door screaming! :nono: