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Would this shirt get me into trouble in class?

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Pediatric RN.

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I suppose it all comes down to what you would define as trouble. As other's have mentioned, that depends on your school and their policies - many schools may say that is not appropriate in the school place. Not because the are anti-Christian like some people are trying to proclaim here, but rather because they try to replicate the professional environment and in 99% of cases that would absolutely not be allowed at work.

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anewsns has 8 years experience.

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I am not offended by the shirt. However, in addition to what others said, it could be distracting. People may see you as the Jesus shirt person and not for your nursing skills and professionalism. You want to maintain good relations with everyone you come across in nursing as they may help you get a job someday. Also, in nursing we have to take care of people of all different backgrounds and belief systems, so you don’t want to be seen as someone who may be closed minded to atheists, Muslims, criminals, etc. (There are true Christians who love everyone, and there are others who are closed minded and judgmental- many people do not know the difference!)I know this all may sound shallow, but first impressions do matter and people can judge you for surface things like this tee shirt whether you like it or not. Not to say you need to hide your beliefs to be a nurse, but this really isn’t the right way to display your beliefs. This is a good question and helpful for others as well! 

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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5 hours ago, Neo Soldier said:

Tacky is being offended by someone's right to religious expression. Jesus is now a trigger word? I don't care if he has Mohammed, or the Buddha on his shirt that's his right to self expression. It doesn't make him arrogant. Nursing t-shirts usually have the word "saves lives" in some form or fashion. Have you met the OP personally, @Sour Lemon? how do you know that he is "obnoxious. @Alex Egan how do you know that OP is "self important." or @osceteacher "self aggrandizing." So much lack of tolerance.

I admit ...I would judge anyone who wore this shirt as obnoxious. And while everyone is focusing on the religious aspect, I find the sanctimonious "saving lives" crap even more annoying.

It's easy to avoid hearing other people's opinions, though- just don't ask for them. No one here (obviously) can answer the technical part of the OP's question about whether or not she'll get in trouble. We can only share what our personal perceptions of the message are.

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Psychiatric sheep...er, nurse.

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On 1/20/2019 at 4:46 PM, FloridaLPN19 said:

I saw this and thought it was awesome... Do you think I could get into trouble by wearing this to school? We are able to wear t-shirt's on Mondays now that we are in our second semester. I don't want someone to take offense and cause an issue... 

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Nowadays, it seems like one could wear a plain white t-shirt and someone somewhere would take issue with/be offended by it.  

IMO, the fact that you are asking for outside opinions suggests to me that you feel that for whatever reason the shirt may not go over well.  If that's the case and you're not comfortable dealing with any negative reception from wearing the shirt, then save the shirt for your off-hours.

 

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and works as a Retired/Disabled Nurse and Blogger.

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Like others, I suspect the OP asked this question because she knows the shirt will probably not be accepted by her school and classmates, in which case she should follow her instincts and not wear it to class. There is nothing inherently wrong with the shirt IMHO, but because so many people get offended by just about anything these days, I think the shirt would distract other students from the learning process. Nursing school is not about sharing faith, it's conforming to certain standards and keeping your nose clean and jumping through hoops. Not that it's necessarily the way it should be, but it is and you have to survive nursing school in order to achieve your goal of becoming a nurse. Good luck, OP!

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Alex Egan has 9 years experience and works as a Peds PDN.

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8 hours ago, Neo Soldier said:

Tacky is being offended by someone's right to religious expression. Jesus is now a trigger word? I don't care if he has Mohammed, or the Buddha on his shirt that's his right to self expression. It doesn't make him arrogant. Nursing t-shirts usually have the word "saves lives" in some form or fashion. Have you met the OP personally, @Sour Lemon? how do you know that he is "obnoxious. @Alex Egan how do you know that OP is "self important." or @osceteacher "self aggrandizing." So much lack of tolerance.

Ah see here we have a misunderstanding of common language. 

Tolerance: the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

see being intolerant would be yelling at, belittling, or talking poorly about the OP if she wore the shirt. Or forcing my belief that the shirt is bad on her by banning it. 

Now OP asked for an opinion and got it. I’m not stopping her. I fact I said in my post I was not speaking about her specifically but rather sharing my general observations. 

No one is telling OP she can’t. No one is attacking Her religious beliefs. We are answering a question. 

I resent you’re implication of my intolerance simply because I disagree and demand an apology or retraction of you’re statements against me personally. 

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and works as a Nurse Practitioner.

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I would pass!!!

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Newgradnurse17 has 2 years experience as a BSN.

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I agree with others here.

I really don’t get why people get obsess with having all this nursing related things, tacky slogans on items, syringe shaped pens, and the non stop posting on social about how amazing nurses are. We get it. Your a nurse/student nurse.

its a bit over the top.

also you have a dress code for nursing school???? 

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audreysmagic has 15 years experience as a RN.

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On 1/23/2019 at 11:50 AM, Wuzzie said:

That's the self-aggrandizing part and it's gross.  

Agreed.  It just feels too...narcissistic.  Like, I smile when other people tag me in nurses-save-lives memes because they're thinking of me, and they appreciate what I do.  But posting them myself feels like Bart Simpson banging pots and pans going "I am so great, I am so great!"  I have a few nursing t-shirts, but they're all of a less "look how great I am" and more of a meme type (fitting my sense of humor)...such as the "Keep Calm, I'm a Nurse, I've Seen Worse"...

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Pediatric RN.

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6 minutes ago, audreysmagic said:

Agreed.  It just feels too...narcissistic.  Like, I smile when other people tag me in nurses-save-lives memes because they're thinking of me, and they appreciate what I do.  But posting them myself feels like Bart Simpson banging pots and pans going "I am so great, I am so great!"  I have a few nursing t-shirts, but they're all of a less "look how great I am" and more of a meme type (fitting my sense of humor)...such as the "Keep Calm, I'm a Nurse, I've Seen Worse"...

I completely agree! I have exactly two pieces of clothing with the word nurse on it which were gifts from friends and they are boxed away in my closet somewhere. 

To me it is all just so cheesy, yuck.

ETA: Also, I just don't want anyone in the public knowing that I'm a nurse while I'm out and about doing my shopping, having lunch, drinking, etc. 

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Blue_Moon has 18 years experience as a BSN and works as a RN.

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So are you trying to say you're as good or better than Jesus, or that you're better than everyone else?

Would you like to see a cop wear a shirt that says "we save lives"? I don't want to see anyone wearing a shirt like this because it comes across as look at me, I deserve a pat on the back. As if this type of job is more important than anyone else's. It subtlety puts others down.

Yes you're important but you're also not any more important than say a teacher, sanitation worker, daycare provider, stay at home mom, secretary,  etc. I think everyone's job is important in different ways to make our communities thrive.

 I'm glad you're proud of your accomplishments and you should be but don't brag about it. Personally I wouldn't be offended, I'd just cringe a little.

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osceteacher has 15 years experience and works as a Practice educator.

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On 1/23/2019 at 4:29 PM, Neo Soldier said:

 Nursing t-shirts usually have the word "saves lives" in some form or fashion. 

Thats self aggrandising. 

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