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    Historic Nursing Uniforms: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Ah, the portrait of a nurse. The freshly starched dress, that sharp little hat (oh, that hat!), the coveted pin; remnants of an era long forgotten. Or are they? Just a few decades back, nurses were required to wear this cap. They had no choice but to button up that pinafore apron every day. And for what? Certainly not for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    The History of Nursing Uniforms

    The History of Nursing Uniforms
    When you think of a nurse, what image comes immediately to mind? A lady in a crisp white frock, with a starched white cloth apron in her hair, wearing white rubber shoes, white socks and white belt; the quintessential image of standard nursing uniform for nurses worldwide. However, the concept of nursing uniforms has changed now, with nurses wearing scrub sets ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scrub Styles For Every Body Shape

    You spend a lot of time in scrubs, so it makes sense that you want your scrubs to flatter your body type and be fashionable. We’ve picked seven of the most common body shapes (Full Bust, pear-shaped, full-figured, petite, tall, long-waisted, and athletic) and found scrubs that’ll look great on each. Now find your shape…and see the scrubs that highlight ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Lab Coat Types and Styles

    Lab Coat Types and Styles
    Lab coats are a necessary uniform for doctors, nurses, X=Ray technicians, and lab assistants. Lab coats are used to protect one’s clothing and to help identify the worker’s role. Read on to know what kind of lab coat best fits your role and personal requirement. [gate] Colored Casual Lab Coats A white lab coat gets dirty very fast. A colored lab ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Essential Style Tips for Nurses

    I’m constantly asked by faithful readers, “Jo, how do you do such a demanding job while remaining a paragon of beauty and style? The rest of us grovel in the dust at your feet, wearing worn-out, ill-fitting scrubs, or stand in a huddled group in the parking garage, waiting for the vision of loveliness and grace that is you to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Back to Traditional Nursing Uniforms?

    Back to Traditional Nursing Uniforms?
    Remember the old-fashioned nursing uniforms of the past? Most likely, the closest you've ever gotten to seeing them is on TV or in the movies. The era of starched dresses, stockings, nursing shoes, and cap has long passed. The uniform-du-jour now are scrubs, even for many students. They can be colorful, prints, or muted colors, and nurses have taken to the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 5 Scrubs Fashion Blunders

    Nursing can be very physical work, from leaning over your patients to take their blood pressure to administering an IV to lifting a patient to a gurney. It’s all part of the job. No matter what you’re doing at work, looking professional is a necessity. No matter where you work, you’re representing the hospital or medical office. Looking like a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Purpose of Color-Coded Scrubs

    The Purpose of Color-Coded Scrubs
    Everyone knows that scrubs are the official “uniform” of nurses. But many healthcare organizations also have their own rules about who gets to wear which hue. These color-coding standards vary from hospital to hospital. Some employers have more than half a dozen different colors in their coding system. Fortunately, most of the typically assigned shades are readily available. For example, ceil ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Scrubs Fashion for the Curvy Nurse

    Scrubs Fashion for the Curvy Nurse
    Forget about your size. Having a great look and style is about making the most of your body shape. And yes, you can accentuate your best assets and disguise your flaws by choosing the right cut, colors and prints. Here are four essential scrubs fashion tips for the curvy nurse, brought to you by the Hollywood stylist who has dressed some ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Back to White Student Nurse Uniforms?

    Back to White Student Nurse Uniforms?
    No, no… I ‘m not talking about wedding gowns or spring dresses. I’m talking about the super starchy, pressed and polished white uniforms we’ve all been instructed to wear. There’s been a lot of talk about nursing uniforms lately, and so I thought I would throw my two cents in. I’m sort of torn. Of course, I took the advice we ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Can Scrubs Be Too Cute?

    Can Scrubs Be Too Cute?
    The debate on scrub styles goes hand in hand with being a nurse. Some hospitals can't decide what type of uniform nurses should wear, while others debate on the colors they should wear. Some facilities allow nurses to wear what they like, be it scrubs or uniforms, only specifying that they must be clean and look professional. But what defines professional? ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Get the Best Nursing Shoes

    How to Get the Best Nursing Shoes
    The purchase of shoes is an area that cannot be stressed enough in the nursing field. In the past nurses wore the traditional white shoes that set a nurse apart from other professions. Over time, this has changed, and there are several other styles available, with some nurses even choosing to wear either white or black sneakers instead of the traditional ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    6 Tips for Great Scrubs Outfits by Color

    6 Tips for Great Scrubs Outfits by Color
    Because most nurses no longer have to wear plain uniforms, you’re now faced with a sea of color choices and style options when you go scrubs shopping. Do you ever get confused about what goes with what? We’re here to help you not only match your scrubs outfits, but we’re taking it a step further. Consider this: The colors you wear ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Nursing Uniform of the Future!

    The Nursing Uniform of the Future!
    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the 120th anniversary of nursing education at Hopkins, the editors of Johns Hopkins Nursing challenged nurse artists to create their vision of the nursing uniform of the future. When Scrubs Magazine caught wind of this, we knew we had to feature it on our site. The ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Hospital-Wide Dress Code?

    Hospital-Wide Dress Code?
    So I was at work the other day. I think it was the weekend (I can’t remember). I happened to notice a physician making rounds on a patient (in this case, not part of my assignment). What the physician wore rather startled got me thinking. I’ve seen physicians (PCP, specialists, surgeons, etc.) come in for their daily rounds (weekend, holiday, weekday, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Scrubs Style History: Newcastle Uniforms

    [photo:177023] What if American nurses had to wear a national uniform? It wasn’t too long ago that nurses in the United Kingdom had to do just that. Take a trip down memory lane with UK nurse Penny Hammond as she remembers the look, and the life, of getting “dressed” for work. In Britain, the national uniform (or simply “national”) was designed ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Clothes Make the Nurse

    Clothes Make the Nurse
    Clothes make the nurse. The days of all-white uniforms are long past, but patients and the public still judge us, in part, by what we wear. Nurse Rebekah: Imagine if aliens landed in a hospital and were trying to figure out what our clothing meant. It might seem as if the people wearing the pajamas had all the power and did ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Wardrobe Malfunction

    Nursing Wardrobe Malfunction
    So back in January when I started my peds rotation for school, I went scrub shopping to finally buy some cute scrubs. I found a top that I thought was oh-so-cute and trendy and I loved it. And my typical scrub pants, which are usually very efficient with 2 pockets on each side, did not help the situation any. Now they’ve ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Scrubs Shopping Tips

    When you buy nursing scrubs for your nursing job, you need to first consider any dress code mandates set by your employer, nursing school or nursing training facility. It's possible that your employer allows colors but frowns on patterns, or allows only certain colors. Some health care centers don't place obvious restrictions on nursing scrubs, in which case, buying nursing ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    What Looks Good on a Male Nurse?

    What Looks Good on a Male Nurse?
    I find the words “men’s fashion” in nursing rather intriguing. I’m a T-shirt-and-jeans kind of guy, so “fashion” isn’t something I generally pay much attention to. That said, as a so-called “male nurse, I’ve found there hasn’t been much to choose from in the way of scrubs and shoes for men. Over the last few years or so, men’s scrubs have ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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