At one time, most nurses wore all white, and many topped the ensemble with a nursing cap. When the switch to scrubs began, there were few options, and there wasn’t much opportunity to personalize them in any way. That has changed. There are many options out there, and you can find scrubs that work well, even for the longest shifts. Here are a few trends that may appeal to you.
(Please note: many sites and stores carry these products. The websites included here will give you a place to start.)
Cargo Scrub Pants
Scrubs never have enough pockets, and there’s always so much to carry. For many people, cargo scrub pants are a perfect solution. They’re functional, comfortable, and available in a variety of colors. You can match them with your preferred style of scrub top to create the look and comfort you prefer. They’re available for women and men.
Do You Love Grey’s Anatomy?
If you are a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, or if you love the scrubs on the show, you’ll be happy to know that you can actually buy the scrubs. They are available in several different styles: Signature, Active, Impact, and Spandex Stretch, as well as a variety of colors. This means you can find something to suit your comfort level and personality, all in the style of your favorite show.
Taking Care of Your Feet
When you slip into your shoes before your shift, do you ever think about how long it will be until you get to slip them off and put your feet up? It helps if the shoes are comfortable, and it helps even more if you can trust that you won’t slip while you’re walking around in them. Good arch support is so important, especially if you’ve ever dealt with plantar fasciitis or any other foot ailment. There are many options available, and this style appeals to many people because they’re durable, comfortable, and you won’t slip in them.
What’s Your Style?
When it comes to lab coats, some people prefer one style, and others prefer a different style. What works for someone else may get in your way. What works for you may drive someone else crazy. Fortunately, there are different styles available, and you can find what works best for you. When you figure it out, that may be your style forever, or you may decide to try something different down the road.
How’s the Temperature?
Are you always cold? Or always warm? Maybe you’re the kind of person who does the sweater-on, sweater-off thing all day. There are options for you, even with scrubs. You can add a layer over your scrubs, or include a long-sleeve layer under your scrubs (women, men)
Are You Happy with Your Scrubs?
At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. Do you love your scrubs? If not, this list may help you find some that are perfect for you—and your personality. Happy shopping! And when you’re ready for your next assignment, we can help: give us a call at 310.436.3650.