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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 04-30-2008, 05:43 PM
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Sal, most places allow them if you buy the ones without the "holes" in them.

If you can't wear Crocs...start begging the powers that be now...your legs will thank you later.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:55 PM
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Since I'm a student we are require to wear light blue scrubs with PLU School of Nursing embroidered on the chest. We had to buy our own scrubs and lab coat as well at the beginning of our first semester in the program.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:47 PM
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[QUOTE=woodarae;4217].......... We had to buy our own scrubs and lab coat as well at the beginning of our first semester in the program.[/QU

I think thats out of order - the "uniform" should be provided by the hospital as its a part of your "personal protective equipment "
You wouldnt be expected to buy your own surgical gloves / masks / aprons etc, surely, and these too are PPE !
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:04 PM
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I think that UK nurses would be shocked at the things that Nurses in other countries e.g. USA are expected to pay for. We take so much for granted and what is more aren't a bit grateful for it!
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:54 PM
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I think you are right Julie, I am responsible for ordering supplies etc for theatre and every year I buy the staff new theatre clogs.

Being aware of budgets etc, I tell them to order a pair marked 20 or less - ( before VAT and Postage ) By the time these are added, each pair could be about 30 - 35. Multiply by 20 staff and it becomes a tidy sum.!

Several of the staff pull a face when I say NO to their whims for "pretty multicoloured unsuitable shoes". If they had to buy them themselves perhaps they wouldnt moan so much.

There is no cost for laundry either !
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:08 PM
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any one know why I got the message that I cannot vote in the poll?
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:01 PM
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We are moving to a newly built hospital and administration is requiring nurses to wear dark blue uniforms. LVN's will wear the same uniforms as RN's. This does not differentiate the level of education and licensure to patients/clients. The main question is: who is making the decisions with regard to mandating uniforms for PROFESSIONALS? We nurses are famous for just doing what we're told...Personally, I am working toward becoming an advanced nurse practitioner for many reasons, one of which is being tired of performing so many CNA duties that I don't have enough time to do what I've been educated to do...assess, plan, teach and implement, etc. It's frustrating.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:08 AM
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Where I am going the students have to wear royal blue with the school crest on the chest stating that we are a student. But with certain placements they require other colors.
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:26 PM
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The ER is pretty laid back. We have to be neat and professional, but no specific uniform is enforced. Most of us wear some combination of scrubs, t shirts/sweat shirts, or EMS pants. Many of us are affiliated with outside services (fire, EMS, Air EMS) and often wear shirts from there. I work nights, and that may contribute to the looser atmosphere.

Interestingly, one of our docs got dinged for her attire. I was pretty surprised. The docs actually have scrub uniforms embroidered with their ID, but half of them wear civvies.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:06 AM
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actually i am nursing student for now, and i hope i can wear standard uniform in the future.
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