One of the things I do as a site operator is to host discussion boards where nurses in a variety of settings can voice there opinion on lots of different topics.
About three years ago I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal about a new fashion trend young women were taking a liking to….low rider pants. The WSJ article was exploring the concept of fashion in the workplace and the appropriateness (or not) of dressing this way at the office.
I decided to toss out the idea of nurses wearing low rider uniforms. Holy cow! It was like throwing a grenade into a discussion group. To this day nurses are opting in with opinions and they make for a good, fun read.
Here is just a sample:
I don’t think low riders have any place in the nursing “uniforms” we’ve already seen some pretty unprofessional attire with some of the scrubs, and sweatpants I’ve seen. And I feel that some, not all, of the nursing students are way out of line with their attire to their clinicals….I had one student show up in the clinic for her rotation in white low riding capri jeans, with a leopard print thong that came above her low riders every time she squatted down or bent over, and a midriff t-shirt that of course showed her belly button & clog style tennis shoes….all I know is, if I had shown up dressed like that when I was in nursing school, I would have probably been kicked out of the program. Seems like that’s how things get started though, one person wears low riders and has everything covered, and then the next person comes along and “it just ain’t right”, but they are allowed because the other person got to….and it just goes on and on and on………
There are some heated and some comical responses. If you’d like to read along or comment go to Nursetown Discussions.
Have a great day!-Conrad