The perfect pair of scrubs should be able to withstand wear and tear as well as be stain-free after a good washing.
They should also be loose-fitting for comfort, but the right size for your frame.
And although you’re wearing a uniform, don’t be afraid to pick scrubs that show a bit of your personality to keep your day fun.
More scrub tips:
- Scrub tops: For those facilities with a chill, try a T-shirt under your scrub top. The perfect nursing tee will keep you warm, but not too warm. Wearing a T-shirt underneath a deep V-neck scrub top can also hide chest hair or unwanted cleavage. You don’t want to be the nurse in the unit committing a scrubs fashion faux pas!
- Scrub pants: Be careful with drawstring pants—make sure they sit nicely on your hips, preferably with a bit of elastic in the back. The last thing you want is to keep pulling up your pants throughout your shift, warns one LPN.
- Functional scrubs: A nurse has to keep multiple tools on his or her person at all times, so take advantage of scrubs that have multiple built-in pockets. Some pants come in a “cargo” style with extra pockets on the legs.
Next, how many pockets? (one is NEVER enough…)
For more Life Solutions pick up the latest issue of Scrubs magazine, available at a retail store near you!