Nursing uniforms going back to white?


While some nurses are less-than-pleased with the “back to white” guidelines, research shows improved patient and nurse satisfaction.  In fact, when presented with pictures of nurses wearing white and pictures of nurses wearing colorful scrubs, patients and visitors are far more likely to assign professional traits of competence and efficiency to the nurses wearing white, versus nurses wearing colorfully printed scrubs.

What do you think?  Would you miss the ability to wear colorful, more stylish scrubs at work?  Or should nurses return to all-white uniforms?

Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN
Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.

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