Juniors in the Nursing, Dental, and Respiratory Therapy programs have now earned the privilege of wearing scrubs. Previously, they were only allowed to wear khaki’s and black polo shirts as part of the freshman and sophomore standard of professional dress.
“Scrubs are awesome,” says junior Ana Bjelicich, “and I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to wear the next day.”
Students in these programs are required to wear their scrubs to show professionalism and dedication. Dental students wear blue, Nursing students wear navy blue or maroon, and Respiratory students wear turquoise. Wearing scrubs ensures that students will be in dress code at school, and prepare them for the uniform requirements when they intern.
“In my opinion there are two reasons students have scrubs: one is because it gets students used to what they will wear when they start working in the medical field and it’s for senior internships,” says Dr. Michael Georges. “Another is because it would make the students feel important and professional in their classes.”