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View Poll Results: Are you required to wear standardized uniforms?
Yes, I am required to wear a certain color/style as an RN 20 40.00%
No, I am able to wear what I want to work 28 56.00%
(If yes): My employer buys my uniforms 9 18.00%
(If yes): I buy my own uniforms 9 18.00%
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:43 AM
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I think the white cap and scrub is quite funny, one of my classmates wore it to school once and it was really weird. I can probably pull off the white scrubs, but the cap is a little too much for me.
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:13 PM
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We are required to wear all white as RNs. It sucks. And we have to buy them ourselves.
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:42 PM
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Once a year during Nurses' Week, I wear all white and my cap to work. My patients treat me with total respect, my co-workers have their opinion that I am nuts confirmed.

On a day-to-day basis white really is impractical. So I wear Navy Blue solid with my name embroidered on the left pocket (I buy them) and I'd still wear my cap if I could. It's totally cool.
I want a cap! If just to get a picture done with one. Where would I find one? Of course there would be no band on it for my school since they didn't require them.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:25 PM
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@starkissed: white isn't too bad, but I guess I would like some colors now and then...

@jojodow, I think you can easily buy a white cap online, I'm not too sure where you can buy them these days. I doubt stores would still have them! :P Here's a site:

http://www.cheap-scrubs.com/html/nursing-caps.html
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:55 PM
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Thanks!

I think I like the ones with the Curved cuffs.

Kim,
How do they rate on your Cap rating scale?
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:57 AM
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We wore the hospital issued ceil blue scrubs in the MICU, but they weren't mandatory. Now that I am going the agency route I think I will miss wearing those scrubs. They kind of made me feel like I belonged there.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:11 PM
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We get to wear any color scrubs that we want, but we have to wear a big green ID badge that says RN. The PCTs have badges too. The badges are pretty ugly, but it means we get to wear good scrubs
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:39 AM
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We have to wear sage green scrubs. Hospital bought 'em all though.

I worked at one hospital that required white based uniforms (designs OK, but had to be mostly white), one that had 2 patterns of printed scrubs you could choose from, one with required color scrubs (current), and then many that didn't care - just had to be scrubs.

I'm not sure which I prefer. I don't like the idea of the patients not being able to easily differentiate between staff members (RN vs. C.N.A., etc), but I also like a little bit of individuality. I do not like cartoon scrubs unless you work in peds or OB.

I do like the idea of all of us in one color - as long as we can individualize somehow (shirts underneath, shoes, etc.)

But ask me tomorrow and I'll probably have a different opinion.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:08 PM
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I'm on a psychiatric unit for my clinical (I'm quite scared, haha) and we all just wear street/regular clothes. It's interesting because I don't even know who's a nurse and who isn't!
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:10 PM
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Default I can wear what I want...

As long as it's a set of 'Scrubs'... I work in 'administration' now as Care Plan Coordinator (officially: MDS Nurse) and tried to dress up a little, since I don't do 'patient care' anymore... The owner/administrator chastised me and said that she wanted 'her' "nurses to look like nurses"...

The problem is... so do the Certified Nurse Assistants, the Kitchen Staff, the Housekeepers and practially anyone else who wants to wear scrubs. Sheesh!

Oh well. I'll still be able to write off 'uniform' expenses on my taxes... I'd NEVER wear these getups outside of work! No IRS auditor would argue with me! Ah me.
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