Nursing is one of the most rewarding career choices one can make. As you prepare to buy your very first nursing uniform, you might feel overwhelmed with the huge range of options. Scrubs are available in a variety of styles, patterns, colours and fitted with a range of features. Before you buy yours, here are a few key considerations to take into account.
Workplace uniform guidelines:
Depending on the exact nature of your role and your medical speciality, chances are your workplace has a dress code that you need to abide by. Typically this could relate to the colour of your scrubs and even the style of uniform you wear. Get an idea of your employer’s colour scheme. If there are no hard and fast rules, consider wearing scrubs that make you feel the most confident and relaxed in. Remember there needs to be a feel-good factor associated with your nursing uniform. Style and colour do matter!
Pockets, pockets and more pockets:
We cannot stress the importance of functionality when it comes to choosing the best scrubs for your role. That means pockets. Pockets are essential to nurses so having the right amount in all the right places will make a world of difference to your day. These aren't the only features worth considering however. Some scrub tops offer varying options of the neckline, waistband and even the cut of your scrub pants.
Easy to maintain and comfortable
Shift work can be challenging for all sorts of reasons and when you are on your feet all day it is really important to own scrubs that are comfortable. Your nursing uniform should also be made of lightweight breathable fabric that stretches when necessary yet fits you like a glove. Look for those with moisture-absorbing properties too. This type of fabric is specially designed to keep you feeling dry and less sweaty.
You'll also be wanting a new set of scrubs for each shift so opting for a uniform that is super easy to wash and one that's made with crease-resistant properties is going to save you time. Remember too, they need to be easily sanitised and still remain durable. You're going to want to get your money's worth, right?
Mix and match:
If your workplace allows for a little bit of personality in your attire think about giving yourself some variation in your wardrobe. Mixing and matching your traditional scrub pants with jogger pants is just the start. Scrub jackets are also an option depending on the nature of your role. And don't forget when the silly season comes around, you might want to bring a little more playful print onto the scene to bring even more smiles to the faces of your patients.
Pay attention to the fit:
Last but certainly not least, how your nursing uniform fits you will make all the difference. Some scrubs are way too baggy with leg lengths that simply make you feel like you are swishing around in way too much fabric. On the flip side, having a uniform that is too tight are likely to restrict movement and be irritating.
When the time comes to buy your nursing uniform, take a look at the range Fit Right Medical Scrubs has on offer. Not only are all garments designed especially for women, but they also tick all the right boxes when it comes to your choice of fabric, comfort and design. Browse the options available and if you have any questions, get in touch with the team at any time.