One thing that I do not like about being a nurse is the inability to wear rings. In my position now, I don’t wear gloves that often so I can get away with wearing my wedding band and a few stackable rings on the other hand. Prior to this job, when I was wearing gloves all day, I just couldn’t do it.
So, how does a nurse show her personality when she can’t wear jewelry?
Earrings are always fun. You usually can’t get away with wearing big or drop earrings but you can wear a cute pair of studs with a design or theme. I know that I used to wear Christmas earrings in December, St Louis Blues earrings during hockey season, Cardinals earrings during baseball season, and so on. There are a lot of options you can do!
Wearing different colored shoes is often the best way to show off your personality as a nurse. My favorite shoe is a tennis shoe because I am up and down so much during the day. Nike are my first choice but I have been known to wear other brands too if they are cute and comfortable. Comfort is key!
My all-time favorite shoe as a nurse though is Dansko. They come in many different styles and are so comfortable while on my feet all day. I own several pairs and enjoy wearing them all, depending on my mood that day. I know that Dansko is a popular brand amongst doctors and nurses!
Finally, if your job allows you to, you can wear different print scrub tops to change your style and show your personality. There was a time that I had a bunch of different themed shirts but those are long gone and now I tend to wear solid colors. I do have a few print jackets to wear over those solid tops though. This one may be harder to pull off because a lot of employers have a dress code when it comes to scrubs.
What do you do to show your personality at work?