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Clinical Dress Code

Lakeview College of Nursing expects professional dress and appearance.  Students are to purchase a student uniform from the approved student uniform vendor designated by the College.  The vendor will be on the College campuses prior to the beginning of students attending clinical/laboratory settings to ensure proper fit. 

Dress Regulations/Uniform requirements:

  1. Identification
    Lakeview College of Nursing issued identification badge should be attached to the upper right collar area and worn at all times.
  2. Uniform
     
    Pants: Navy uniform pants. Style and number specified by the college. The waist of the uniform pants should not be rolled down.  The cuff of the pant should not be slit up the side for a flared look.
    Skirt: Navy uniform skirt. Style and number specified by the college. This is an option for the student who prefers not to wear pants.
    Shirt:

    (Students beginning N210 Spring 2018) Burgundy, short sleeved, scrub top specified by the College with the LCN patch sewn on the left side of the scrub top in order for the patch to sit just above the heart. Students may wear the pre-approved navy shirt, either long sleeve or short sleeve, purchased from the Student Government Association. This is a lightweight shirt with crew neck. The long sleeve shirt has the College name embroidered on the right sleeve. These undershirts are the only accepted top to be worn under the scrub top. A maternity style specified by the college is available for students who need this option.

    (Students beginning N210 Fall 2017) Navy, short sleeved, scrub top specified by the College with the LCN patch sewn on the left side of the scrub top in order for the patch to sit just above the heart. Students may wear the pre-approved navy shirt, either long sleeve or short sleeve, purchased from the Student Government Association. This is a lightweight shirt with crew neck. The long sleeve shirt has the College name embroidered on the right sleeve. These undershirts are the only accepted top to be worn under the scrub top. A maternity style specified by the college is available for students who need this option.


    (Students who entered program before Fall 2017) White, short sleeved, V neck scrub top specified by the College with the LCN patch sewn on the left side of the scrub top in order for patch to sit just above the heart.  Students who prefer a long sleeve may wear the pre-approved navy shirt purchased from the Student Government Association.  This is a lightweight long sleeved shirt with crew neck and the College name embroidered on the right sleeve.  This is the only accepted top to be worn under the scrub top.

    Lab Coat: White lab coat specified by the college with LCN patch sewn on the left sleeve.
    Socks: White/neutral stockings or white socks (mid-calf or knee length). Socks must fully cover ankle. If the skirt option is chosen then hose must be worn.
    Shoes: White nurse’s shoes or white leather tennis shoes must be worn (closed heel and toe, solid construction, no mesh). Shoes worn in clinical areas must cover the entire foot and be clean/polished.
  3. Watch with a second hand.
  4. Stethoscope with bell and diaphragm.

Additional required supplies:

  • Penlight
  • Bandage scissors
  • Small Notepad
  • Black ball-point pen

Students are expected to dress and present themselves professionally whenever they are in the clinical area.  Whenever students are representing the College, student should be in uniform.   Professional attire and appearance is an expectation not an option.  Clinical Instructors have the authority to ask you to leave the clinical setting if you are not properly attired. This will be counted as a clinical absence.

Additional Requirements:

Nails:  Natural nails may not extend beyond fingertips/nail polish and artificial nails are not permitted.

Hair:  Hair must be kept off the face and above the collar or pulled back neatly (tight pony tail, braid, or bun). Decorative clips, bows, bun pins, hair extensions and other ornate hair accessories are not permitted in clinical settings.  Tousled/disheveled hairstyles and hair color that cannot be grown naturally is not permitted. Mustaches and beards are permitted but must be clean, trimmed, and well-groomed.

Headgear: Religious dress/headwear (free of decorative items – solid white or black) is permitted but must allow the student to use a stethoscope and other medical instruments and must not interfere with patient exams or etc. Other caps, hats, bandanas, and headwear are not permitted in clinical settings.

Cosmetics: Make-up may be worn in moderation, applied lightly and in a non-threatening manner. Scented products and products containing glitters should be avoided.

Jewelry/Accessories:  These are the only acceptable accessories;

  • One pair of stud earrings, in each ear lobe.
  • One plain ring/ring set on one finger...In some clinical areas all jewelry must be removed.
  • Watch with second hand.

Undergarments:  No garments or markings on garments should be visible underneath any part of the uniform.  This includes short sleeved and long sleeved T-shirts or camisoles worn under the shirt.

Perfume or Cologne:  No perfume or cologne or smell of smoking is permitted during clinical time.

Certain clinical agencies may have additional dress regulations and uniform requirements. The policies of an affiliated clinical agency hosting students for rotation may be different and always supersede Lakeview College of Nursing’s dress code. However, if the agency allows staff to wear jeans, shorts, mini-skirts, t-shirts, or sweatshirts, it is never acceptable for BSN students to wear these items during a clinical experience.