I’m Starting a New Job

I got a new job!!! One of the  great things about nursing is that there are SO MANY DIFFERENT JOBS!!! You could switch jobs every couple of years and still never do all of the kinds of nursing jobs that  are out there.

The dress code for the new job is just scrubs: any color! Most jobs that I’ve had required a specific color or colors of scrubs, so being able to pick the colors and patterns is a bonus to me. It just makes dressing for work a little more fun.

I was fortunate to find a whole scrub outfit, including socks and shoes,  when I went shopping yesterday. My number one criteria is always comfort, but I like to try to look put together also. I don’t want to look like I just grabbed whatever scrubs were close by and put them on. Well, hopefully no one does that!



First, the scrub top. I have bought many scrub tops over the years. What I like about this style is the fact that it has the flexible side panels. They allow some stretch to the garment. And there are several prints available in this style. Of course, I love the dog and cat print.


Cherokee Flexibles Women’s Mock Wrap Printed Scrub Top-2988C


Secondly, the pants. This is the second pair of these pants that I have bought. The fabric is very smooth and lightweight. They fit me comfortably yet don’t look sloppy.

Healing Hands Purple Label Tori Yoga Scrub Pants #9133


Next, the scrub jacket. I don’t wear scrub jackets much, but when you need to wear one,  you want it to look nice. This fabric is very lightweight. I like the cut in the front. It is a very flattering fit.


Skechers SK401 Stability Warm-Up Scrub Jacket


Next up, the shoes. This is my second pair of Asics. I still LOVE the first pair that I bought. They are hands down the most comfortable nursing shoes that I have ever purchased. They are also the most expensive nursing shoes that I have ever purchased.  This pair was much less expensive than the first pair that I bought, yet still pretty pricey. My other pair doesn’t look good with every set of scrubs  because the colors in the shoes are very bright.  So,  when I found these that are comfortable and a basic color, I bought them.


Asics Gel-Fit YUI Black/Silver/White


Last but not least, my compression socks. Compression socks are as important to me as good shoes are. I wear this brand and another brand. What I like about this brand is that they are thin but not like hose (I don’t care for the TED type compression socks). The compression is good but not overly tight. I found out a long time ago that my legs hurt when I’m working, unless I wear compression socks or hose.


Cherokee Graduated Support Socks True Support 8-12 mmHg


There you have it! Hope this helps someone out!

9 Replies to “I’m Starting a New Job”

  1. Congratulations on the new job! I imagine it is so fun to get to choose what you wear. I love that pattern! It is always nice to bring some personality to your work clothes.

  2. Congratulations! My mom was in the medical field and I always thought scrubs looked so comfy! The invention of scrubs that were actually cute and fitted was really nice! Thank you for doing what you do for others!

  3. Congratulations on your new job! I wish you all the best. I’m on my feet all day every day too but I had no idea about compression socks. Definitely going to look into that a little more.

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