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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There you have it! Hope this helps someone out!