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Since: Mar 07

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#1 Mar 19, 2007
I have a large selection of Nursing School Graduation Pins and Nursing Collectables if you would like to take a look...You might find yours, Vernon.

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sean

Uxbridge, MA

#2 Jun 11, 2007
I strongly am against nurses who wear scrubs, scrubs are cheap and tacky and its about time all nurses start wearing the white starchy uniforms with whitecaps. By doing so, at least we as the patients can tell who are real nurses are
An Eye for an Eye

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#3 Jul 31, 2007
AGREE, I have been a RN for 40 years, when I worked in the OR or ICU areas the scrubs are very understandable but its too much, SNEAKERS, PIERCED EARs and anything else
Scrub nurse

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 12, 2008
WOW, do you want your women barefoot and pregnant too?? Get a real life you jackass!
sean wrote:
I strongly am against nurses who wear scrubs, scrubs are cheap and tacky and its about time all nurses start wearing the white starchy uniforms with whitecaps. By doing so, at least we as the patients can tell who are real nurses are
nice nurse

Roseland, VA

#6 Apr 21, 2008
Scrub nurse maybe you should take it down a notch. It's just an opinion. No reason to get so nasty unless your piercings are infected or your sneakers are too tight.
Scrub nurse wrote:
Hey eye for and eye, isn't it about time for you to retire you old fart bag! Get a real life you bitch!
xcellnurse

Muskegon, MI

#7 Apr 27, 2009
What does it matter what you wear as long as we do our best in taking care of who really matters... the patients! If all you have time to do is bitch about what other nurses are wearing then maybe you have to much time on your hands, focus your attention on your patients and not other people. Quit being so judgmental, just do your job...Nursing
tissuenurse

Plano, TX

#8 May 20, 2009
The problem is that some people can't recognize who you are. After working telemetry/cardiac rehab for years, I've taken care of people who couldn't see well or hear well on top of being on pain meds/ or being disoriented. If there isn't a way to tell the RN by sight how do they know who to tell what to? Several hospitals around where I live have color requirements for the nursing scrubs. In one hospital all RN's wear royal blue, in another, white.
Nursing caps are germ and curtain catchers along with their ability to fall off or get body fluids on them at exactly the wrong moment. Caps aren't washed every day and I don't want to pass MRSA or VRE to all of my patients.

Hospitals need to find the safest and best way for nurses to work in their hospitals. I'd wonder about a floor nurse wearing a white cap but then I'd also worry about a RN with sloppy scrubs dirty hair and multiple piercings (This nurse wondered why the pt's and Dr's didn't like her)
Male Chauvinist MD

Pottstown, PA

#9 May 24, 2009
Scrub nurse wrote:
WOW, do you want your women barefoot and pregnant too?? Get a real life you jackass!
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Get back in the kitchen and cook my dinner- wash the windows and raise my kids.
Look at your Nightingale pledge You will ASSIST the doctor in HIS care. You WILL follow orders and remain SUBServiant in your role NURSE. When the doctor comes in to the station you are supposed to get up and offer him your seat and hand him the charts. See how feminism has ruined your profession? Get back in the starched whites with your caps and follow orders. Thats what a nurse is supposed to do.
By the way- clean up that potty mouth while you're at it! How professional calling someone a jackass. Everyone is entitled to their opinion without some hothead hurling personal attacks or is that something your feminist training taught you?
tissuenurse

Plano, TX

#10 May 24, 2009
Some people just like to troll and be as obnoxious as possible. I never even took the Nightengale Pledge nor was it even mentioned 30 years ago when I graduated. Chauvinist MD,You wrote all of this stuff so that you could get some nurses angry, well, it didn't work with this one. Besides a true chauvinist doesn't usually call himself that because he doesn't see that he has that issue.
Catherine

United States

#11 Jan 6, 2010
Good grief. There's hardly a person in this discussion I'd want treating me. Where's the professionalism?

But for the record, how is a nurse's cap any more of a "germ-catcher" than her hair, her uniform, or HER HANDS? I once wore a cap and I cannot recall it falling off a single time. Once it was on I didn't think about it until it was time to go home. I'm just saying...
nurseforpeople

Jacksonville, AR

#12 Jan 27, 2010
This really annoys me. I'm not a mean person. I do my job and I do it well. But in my experience, sometimes the nurses know more than the doctor. It's sad really. I heard a quote once that said "Doctors save lives, Nurses save doctors," and for the most part, it's true. But I agree, you should look professional when working as a nurse, and not have tatoos and piercings hanging out everywhere. But doctors, nurses, nursing assistants should all focus on the patient. Doctors should be VERY thankful for nurses. If not for nurses, doctors might actually have to do some work! Haha... just kidding. Kind of.
Male Chauvinist MD wrote:
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Get back in the kitchen and cook my dinner- wash the windows and raise my kids.
Look at your Nightingale pledge You will ASSIST the doctor in HIS care. You WILL follow orders and remain SUBServiant in your role NURSE. When the doctor comes in to the station you are supposed to get up and offer him your seat and hand him the charts. See how feminism has ruined your profession? Get back in the starched whites with your caps and follow orders. Thats what a nurse is supposed to do.
By the way- clean up that potty mouth while you're at it! How professional calling someone a jackass. Everyone is entitled to their opinion without some hothead hurling personal attacks or is that something your feminist training taught you?
nurseforpeople

Jacksonville, AR

#13 Jan 27, 2010
Also, I think that a nurse should be able to wear scrubs, white uniform, whatever. As long as she does her job well, and does the right things to prevent spread of bacteria and germs.
NurseVeteran

Houston, TX

#14 Mar 1, 2010
I have worked hard in my 32-year nursing career, working now on my masters while I work a very stressful oncology hospital staff nursing job. I believe an RN can look professional in scrubs as well as white uniforms and cap. I have worn both in my life. I iron my scrubs and wear my hair up, with tasteful earrings, just as I would if I were a school teacher or any other professional person. As for visible body piercings, a small diamond on the side of the nose, or multiple studs on the ears, as long as they are attractive and not slutty looking, I think are okay. Our world is changing. However, cleanliness, neatness, and good taste never go out of style-- and should be made a requirement at work! Do you want someone hanging your chemotherapy who looks like he/she slept in her scrubs, has visible tattoos, dirty tennis shoes, or rings in her nose? I have to admit, my first pair of white hose and my cap with a black stripe had to be one of the highlights and joys of going to work. I had such great pride in my profession and what that black stripe represented. That black stripe on the white cap meant one thing. You had earned the right to be called a professional registered nurse. When you wore that cap, you represented your profession. But, as I say, times have changed, and we hard-working RN's who are still comforting and cleaning the sick, who are carrying calculators to insure the chemo calculations are correct, as well as a thousand other academic things in our heads, must remember our appearance does matter to those who are vulnerable to us. The public expects a caring professional, and you should look the part as well as act the part.
newnurse

San Antonio, TX

#15 Apr 3, 2010
i dont see anywhere that he was speaking of "women"....he said nurses. is the jump to conclusion that all nurses are women sort of stereotyping on your part, like the barefoot and pregnant statment?....details dear nurse...details.
newnurse

San Antonio, TX

#16 Apr 3, 2010
uniforms...no uniforms...i just want to know how do you tell who the "head nurse" in charge is these days? i am a new nurse and everytime i visited hopitals on rotations, there is NO respect for each other much less the person in charge! i dont get it! where has the professionalism, respect and consideration all gone? i am rather disgusted with it. what a shame!
julie redding

Exeter, UK

#17 Mar 15, 2011
any one found it differ cult to tract their pin number due to leaving nursing and all paper work trail failing, left nursing years ago lots my pin and can not get any were with local teaching hospital, as they have closed
if any help out their on how to help would be great full
Professional Nurse

Lake Charles, LA

#18 Aug 10, 2011
Dear Male Chauvinist MD,
I just pray that you do not become ill and have to be hospitalized. Nurses will not be your friend with the kind of attitude you have. By the way,sometimes we have to wait on the pharmacy to deliver meds to the floor. You say you need pain medicine??? Sorry for the l-o-n-g wait!
JohnK

Arlington Heights, IL

#19 Sep 1, 2011
Vernon Dutton RN wrote:
I have a large selection of Nursing School Graduation Pins and Nursing Collectables if you would like to take a look...You might find yours, Vernon.
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/nursingpins
Our DON is retiring, and she lost her nursing pin. I am looking for a "Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Peoria Illinois" from about 1966.
Melinda

Raleigh, NC

#20 Sep 29, 2011
Looking for nursing pin from Highsmith Hospital, Fayetteville, NC for my mother who lost hers....
nurse graduate

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Oct 27, 2011
Are you kidding! That's the most ridiculous thing i've heard! Who else wears scrub tops other than someone in the nursing profession?! NO ONE! Plus now a days nurses are more active in patient care. Plus all different types of designs are what makes the patient's comfortable. Wearing white has shown to make patient's uncomfortable; that's why a nurse working in a mental health floor can't wear white.

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