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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 01-10-2008, 05:51 PM
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At my university we were required to wear a uniform, mostly white. All of the button down shirts had to have patches as well as a jacket if you wanted one. But at the regional campus I was from, we could purchase navy blue jackets instead of white. The uniforms really were gross, and the only good thing about being a larger girl and these uniforms is that I had HUGE pockets. I could have fit a Davis Drug book in my pocket!

But from what I hear, they are going to a blue scrubs uniform that are totally cool!
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:14 PM
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Tatoos need not be concealed, but bosoms and bottoms must be covered. Anyone providing care or preparing food must not wear false nails. Piercings are frowned upon and those who sport tongue rings/studs learn to smile with their teeth closed.

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you can tell what state you work in by the comments about tattoos and piercings. I had a friend once ask if you had to be inked to pierced to live in the state

Amen to covered feet bosoms and bottoms. I still don't understand why anyone would wear crocs with all those holes in them.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:28 AM
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I still don't understand why anyone would wear crocs with all those holes in them.
Oh, Crocs! They are wonderful, holes or no holes! Not that I own a pair, mind you. But I do have a good story to tell about Crocs. I wear rather dressy dresses to work. One night, about mid-shift, my shoes, new ones and gorgeously matched to my outfit, began to kill my feet. I took them off every opportunity I had. Eventually a nurse noticed that I was standing barefoot and grateful as I observed the activity in the ICU. She looked at my stockinged feet then rather pointedly into my eyes. "Come with me," she commanded. I did. She took two pair of holey Crocs from her locker and told me to choose which one I wanted to wear. The lime green pair seemed to shimmer in the dim light and made my eyes water. The hot pink/fuchsia pair seemed altogether too attention-seeking and clashed horribly with my dress. I could not decide. The RN, not known for her patience or reticence, snorted at me. Literally snorted. Then she said, "Here, take the pink ones. When you are tired you look a little green so the others won't do." I slipped my feet into those awful-looking shoes, stood - and sighed with relief. No pain! In fact, my feet felt cradled in a cloud! I wore those shoes the rest of the shift.

May God bless ICU nurses everywhere! And long live Crocs!

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Old 01-11-2008, 03:22 PM
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I'm just glad they've started making the solid topped ones!
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:07 PM
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I can wear any scrubs that I choose except for denim, we can also wear plain polo shirts.
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you can tell what state you work in by the comments about tattoos and piercings.
With new tattoos people are not always able to cover them. Many workplaces are now saying that as long as they are tasteful they can be visible. On body piercing I can't stand talking to someone with a tongue/lip/mouth stud or nose ring, it can get a bit distracting.

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Amen to covered feet bosoms and bottoms. I still don't understand why anyone would wear crocs with all those holes in them.
I agree. Crocs are starting to be considered inappropriate due to the holes. I have seen nursing being told that crocs are not covered toe shoes. However I do see a lot of nurses wearing clogs (with closed toes)
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:43 PM
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Regarding Crocs...the facility I was working at actually had a policy that said they aren't considered appropriate foot wear, and so if you had an accident with them, good luck getting WCB (workers comp) involved. They look comfy but I have yet to get me a pair...at my new position I get to wear "professional clothes" But on lab days I wear my scrubs, even though they are all simulation excercises and we wont be dealing with actual fluids it's always good to have something you can wear and not have to worry about stains and the like.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:11 AM
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Our student nurses wear white tunics with Uni logo, and navy trousers.

The RN's wear royal blue tunics / navy trousers, and Sisters have Navy tops and trousers. ( wards / departments AND ER staff)

In theatre we wear either green or blue scrubs - depends on what comes back from hospital laundry !! No cost to staff for buying or laundering either . ( Hosp pays for theatre shoes also )
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:45 PM
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I argued for months with on of my co-workers about Crocs and told him he was full of poop if he was going to make me believe those "things" hand any support whatsoever!

I bought a pair of Crocs.... my feet stopped hurting, my ankles stopped hurting, my knees stopped hurting, and my hips stopped hurting...all without Motrin.

Long live Crocs!!!


Now, about tattoos and piercings. I have an eyebrow piercing and two tattos (both hidden by my work clothing). The question I'd have to ask is..... Does my eyebrow piercing make me a better or worse nurse? Would you rather have someone care for you who actually knew what they were doing WITH a piercing, or someone who was lily clean and didn't have a clue? I'll take someone with clean hands, a gentle smile, a compassionate heart and knowledge whether they had a piercing or not any day of the week.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:24 PM
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We've been told we cant wear crocs - infection control issue

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