What color scrubs do nurses wear?

Q: I am a housewife and I want to make a scrub for my daughter I’d like to know what color scrubs nurses wear.

– Carlos Alfredo

A: The color of scrubs that nurses wear can vary widely depending on the healthcare facility’s policy or department protocols. Here are some common practices:

  1. Standardized Colors: Many hospitals and healthcare facilities use a color-coding system for their scrubs to easily distinguish between different departments or roles. For example, nurses might wear navy blue, doctors green, and technicians might wear grey. This can vary greatly between different facilities.
  2. Specific Colors for Specific Roles: In some cases, specific roles within nursing might have different colors. For instance, pediatric nurses might wear scrubs with fun patterns or bright colors, while surgical nurses typically wear green or blue scrubs because these colors are more restful to the eye and show less blood and stains.
  3. Personal Preference: In some smaller clinics and private practices, nurses might be allowed to wear scrubs of their choosing, as long as they are professional and neat.
  4. White Uniforms: Traditionally, many nurses wore white uniforms (not scrubs), though this has become less common because white can show stains easily and the bright color can be stressful to the eyes in a high-intensity environment.

In conclusion, the color of the scrubs that nurses wear depends on the rules of the healthcare facility where they work. It’s always best for healthcare professionals to check with their employers to understand any uniform requirements or guidelines.

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