There are more opportunities for nurses today than ever before. New specialty areas, more training, degrees, and certifications … the list goes on and on. But how about uniforms? Yep, quite a lot of change there as well — and all for the better!
Sure, everyone knows that nurses aren’t in head-to-toe, heavy fabric like Florence Nightingale anymore. Over the years those skirts got shorter as uniforms got lighter and (mercifully) cooler. But until the early 1970s or thereabouts, skirts were the order of the day. That meant limited mobility in terms of bending and lifting (some of those late ‘60s skirts were short!), not to mention the necessity of white hose.
What changed? Pants! Seems like a pretty simple shift, but it was a big deal at the time. A nurse’s uniform, from starched cap down to white shoes, was iconic, and hospitals and healthcare providers weren’t sure if 1) nurses would wear slacks, and 2) what the public would think. Turns out there was no need to worry — nurses took to slacks right away, and everyone from patients to fellow healthcare workers were glad to see them able to move more comfortably and freely.
While we’re in the time machine, now let’s crank it forward to today’s uniforms. Not only are there more styles and options than ever, fabrics also have come a long, long way. From stretchable, breathable fabrics to weaves with microbial shields and more, nurses and other healthcare clinicians have more options than ever.
Comfortable, professional — even fashionable! From colorful scrubs to pants with plenty of pockets, ScrubIn has just what you need to create the perfect work wardrobe.