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    Hiya,
    I am hopefully going to be studying Paediatric Nursing in Sept 2006 and was just wondering if most nurses now wear Trousers and top compared with years ago when nearly every nurse was in a dress? do many hospitals let you choose?

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    we wear tunic and trousers, the uni sets our uniform policy, and they never gave us the option of wearing dresses...although i think i would have dropped out if we had to wear dresses cos they're hideous, when you're qualified you get the choice though, cos then it's the hospitals uniform policy, they are quite awful though, you always see the larger nurses wearing them and they look a bit tent-like.

    thats just at our uni though, i dunno if other unis would give you the option of wearing dresses.
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    Hiya,
    Yeah i definitely dont want to wear a dress, they are horrible!
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    I completley agree, say no to the dresses. I have one from workign at a hospital and it is all kinda in proportion, except for the arms, i don't know who designs the dresses but they seem to think that someone who is a size 8 will have amazingly fat arms and needs huuuuuge sleeves, anyway i never wear it, the tunic is better.

    I am surprised the uni's don't give you the option of wearing a dress though, i mean if you have massive arems it'd be great (joke). Once you actually go to work in a hopsital you will have a choice of tunic and pants or a dress, and even on some wards you can wear scrubs, which are personally my favourite, they are so comfy!

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    At my uni ( uce birmingham) we are given four sets of uniform, grey trousers and a grey striped tunic with red epilets, very fetching ( not) but I cant wait to wear mine!!!!!!!!!!
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    We dont get any choice. Its a tunic and trousers all round! I do think though that the dresses are more professional looking. You tend to get more respect. Probably a huge sexist thing.
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    At nottingham you get a choose you get 4 uniforms you can chose how many dresses you want and how many tunics and trousers you want so u can have 2 of each if u want or all one one
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    I'm going to be wearing tunic and trousers. I hate the thought of wearing a dress. Trousers are so much more comfy and practical.
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    Im not a nurse but a bank HCA/PCA (depends who asks) at weekends
    i love my dress id rather wear that than my tunic n trousers - straight leg trousers are so unflattering
    but it does depend wot im doin/ when im workin
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    i don't get to wear a uniform being mental health branch i was actually quite looking forward to that!!
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    (Original post by BeckiM)
    straight leg trousers are so unflattering
    Yup, I agree... hence why I bought my own navy pair when I started auxiliary nursing
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    (Original post by Anon)
    Yup, I agree... hence why I bought my own navy pair when I started auxiliary nursing
    lol :ditto: wasn't too keen on those andy pandy pants we got as standard issue so i wear my old school pants instead
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    (Original post by qwerty_st/n)
    lol :ditto: wasn't too keen on those andy pandy pants we got as standard issue so i wear my old school pants instead
    I was lucky I was warned by some student nurses beforehand when I had a training day with them, because when I was handed my uniform the day before I started work it would have been too late to get any new ones if I hadn't been told how bad they were!
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    Hi all,
    Lovin the sound of tunic and trousers, just think they are more practical. I would find it too tricky wearing a dress I think as I am diff sizes top and bottom.
    Heres a thought though...I'm tall (5'11'') with long inside leg, so guess I'm gonna have to sort out my own trousers! Wonder if anyone stocks longer leg ones?!
    Anyone else got this prob?

    Love Jessie xxx :p:
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    (Original post by Jessie lilmizditz)
    Hi all,
    Lovin the sound of tunic and trousers, just think they are more practical. I would find it too tricky wearing a dress I think as I am diff sizes top and bottom.
    Heres a thought though...I'm tall (5'11'') with long inside leg, so guess I'm gonna have to sort out my own trousers! Wonder if anyone stocks longer leg ones?!
    Anyone else got this prob?

    Love Jessie xxx :p:

    you really would be better off getting your own, cos even if you get the standard issue ones with a longer leg size, they're still the most disgusting things ever.
    Primark are pretty good for a cheap pair!
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    (Original post by qwerty_st/n)
    you really would be better off getting your own, cos even if you get the standard issue ones with a longer leg size, they're still the most disgusting things ever.
    Primark are pretty good for a cheap pair!

    Qwerty,
    Thanks for the heads up! can they just be regular trews (obviously in standard colour) or do they have to be particular material i.e like scrubs? (wish we could have cute multi-coloured scrubs to wear like in ER and Scrubs lol)

    See I'm planning already and have only been offered an interview with one place so far...SBU! Thats PMA for you! lol

    Love Jess xxxx
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    they have to be regular teousers like black ones material ud get from a normal shop dotty p's or whateve but navy I got mine from M and S cuz the uni ones are vile but they have to be navy blue although I do wear black ones2. No not scrub material they are light weight and thin purposely for theatres and not All a and e departmenst wear scrubs
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    (Original post by shellz101)
    they have to be regular teousers like black ones material ud get from a normal shop dotty p's or whateve but navy I got mine from M and S cuz the uni ones are vile but they have to be navy blue although I do wear black ones2. No not scrub material they are light weight and thin purposely for theatres and not All a and e departmenst wear scrubs
    you should try the physio uniforms - ugh!!
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    am i the only one with a major aversion to scrubs? i really do think they're most awful. i don't see the attraction to the 'i'm wearing my pyjamas to work' look. and the one-size-fits-all pants are stupidly long. and that was with the waistband halfway up my ribcage. how very fetching. or not.
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    I love scrubs!!!!Theya re so comfy and they feel like pajamas which to me makes them more comforting suring those stressful times when everything happens at once.

    I think i'm going to sound really stupid, but i never once thought of buying my own trousers to go under my tunic, it would be much better cos the ones they give me at the hospital truley are awful.Do the uni's not mind then, or notice if you get your own trousers?

    jo!!

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