Oh yes about the long nails!!! Fake jobs make me crazy. I have worn them in the past for special events and no matter what you do, those nails are gross and evidence has proven how unsafe they are!
I guess I might just be old school but I dont think that a nurse should have a mouth or face full of metal…I dont think they should have three different colors of hair…and I dont think they should have tattoos showing like some prison inmate…I am not one to judge anyone for their looks…but they should realize that in alot of cases they are dealing with patients that is from a totally time and they should respect the patients they care for…themselves…and the job they went into…we are at a higher level of expactations then a worker at your local gas station or fast food place…and even most of them make their employees take out that stuff and cover their art and wont allow any way out hair colors…
As long as the piercings are minimalist or traditional like ears, I have no problem with it.
I live in a university town and tattos, piercings, and many odd body alterations are common. Also many veterans have tattoos. In the past most health care facilities were liberal about this subject. I don`t blink an eye at any of these body changes! Recently this area has become more conservative. Obvious large piercing are removed for work by almost all nurses. Now many nurses have to cover tatoos or be terminated! The problem is that these RN`s have been working at these facilities for years and the tatoos were accepted. Also, older patients never mention the piercings/tattos to me. I hate to see this step backwards. Also to let everyone know - tongue piercings get infected frequently and don`t get your navel pierced if you plan to have a baby!
Sorry to say this but tattoos are a big problem because they can have a psy effect on patients, especially drom male nurses. It’s hard enough having male nurse doing intimate care on a person if they are afraid of the person doing the procedure.
Lets face it, most patients are more comfortable with female nurses, that applies to both female and male patients.
I have got neither tattoos nor face piercing but I am totally ok with it. I think it’s everybody’s personal choice. if that makes them feel more confident it’s ok and they can have it. And I can’t tell it is not professional. We usually go to a doctor who is a real specialist, we can even not know how many tattoos he or she has, right?
I DEFINITELY AM OLD SCHOOL. PIERCINGS ARE TO ME DISTASTEFUL AND UNPROFESSIONAL IN THE MEDICAL SETTING. TAKE IT OUT WHILE YOU WORK AND WHEN YOU GO HOME, PUT IT BACK IN. TATTOOS TO ME ARE EXTREMELY DISTASTEFUL. I SEE A VERY NICE LOOKING MAN AND ALL YOU CAN SEE IS THE UGLY PIX ALLOVER HIS ARM AND CHEST. UNPROFESSIONAL! IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE, PUT IT WHERE NO ONE CAN SEE IT DURING WORK HOURS. MY NEPHEW HAS A CROSS TATTOO BUT IT IS ON HIS BACK, COVERED BY A SHIRT. THE BIBLE SAYS MAN IS NOT TO PAINT HIMSELF OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ANDS SINCE I AM STRONGLY RELIGIOUS, I’M AGAINST THEM. BUT THAT’S MY OPINION.
As a Nurse, i try to look tidy and natural and hate those disgusting piercings with face full of metal. From hair color to the engraved tattoos all bothers patients. As the dignity of our profession also doesn’t allow us to cartoon ourselves fancy and there are high expectation patients associate with their nurse. I hope this explains a lot…