What do scrubs say about your nursing personality?

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Hospital fashion has always been interesting to me. The type of scrub top you pick out in the morning in some ways seems to reflect your personality.

For example: Flowery, bright tops tend to be paired with cheerful, optimistic personalities. Dark colors and solid scrub sets tend to be worn by those who have more practical dispositions. Is this a stereotype? Or is it an age thing?

I used to wear funny scrub tops (you know with dogs, cats, old people, silly ones) and over the years I have become one of the “boring” nurses. I usually wear one of my work sweatshirts and black scrub pants and black clogs. Sometimes I feel badly that I’m not “fun” anymore but then I remember how many layers I have to wear to work to keep warm (a tank top, a long sleeve shirt, and my sweatshirt!!) so it is just easier to have monotone colors to pick from! Plus, I don’t want to look like the nursing version of Punky Brewster!

I work with a nurse who just had the most beautiful silk scrubs made while he was back home in the Phillipines. They are GORGEOUS! I can’t imagine actually wearing those to work in though…one word: Betadine. Then those beautiful scrubs are history. I may have tons of betadine stains on my scrub outfits but my clothes are so boring you can’t see them!

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