Generic and Second-Degree Baccalaureate Program
Students are expected
to dress appropriately and behave in a professional manner at all times. The
official uniform consists of regulation white slacks and regulation red knit
shirt with the official embroidered school logo and student name. The official
red knit shirt with the embroidered school logo and student name cannot be
substituted. The regulation uniform jacket must have the embroidered School of
Nursing logo and student name. Additional layered clothing is not to be worn
with the uniform. White or neutral-colored hosiery (or socks if slacks are
worn) must be worn.
The uniform must be worn to all designated
clinical experiences unless faculty specifies otherwise. Uniforms are only to
be worn in clinical areas or at designated community events, such as health
fairs. When going
the clinical site outside of scheduled
clinical hours, the uniform jacket and dress pants/skirt should be worn.
Nursing Practice Settings
Clothing for community health and
community-based psychiatric settings, where the student has been asked to not
wear the School of Nursing uniform, is specified as being "business-like
professional attire." This might be solid black or dark slacks and a white or
colored top and plain shoes.
Hair and Nails
Hair must be above the collar, either short or
securely fastened, and be neat and clean. Men must be clean-shaven or
a neatly trimmed
beard and/or mustache. Extreme hair styles are not permitted and include but
are not limited to unnatural colors, partially shaved heads, and hair styles
that impair vision. Fingernails should be kept short and well-manicured. Nail
polish, if worn, should be neutral. Decals, charms, artificial nails, and
airbrushing are not permitted. For cultural or religious purposes, hair may be
covered with a solid-color scarf to match the color of the uniform.
Jewelry should be minimal (i.e., a wedding
band, small post earrings, and a watch with a second hand).
When the uniform is worn, all-white leather
closed shoes or sneakers must be worn.
Body jewelry in visible places such as
eyebrows, nose, lips, and tongue is not permitted during clinical rotations.
Tattoos should be covered to the extent possible.
lotions, and after
shaves are prohibited because of potential allergic reactions in patients.
A stethoscope and
required for students.
R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Program
Students are expected
to dress and act professionally and appropriately at all times. Although the
attire may differ depending on the specific rotation and clinical agency, most
clinical rotations for the R.N. to B.S. in nursing program will require "business-casual"
professional attire. The student should comply with agency policy while
representing the school as a professional nurse. A Rutgers University
identification badge, Rutgers or Rutgers School of Nursing name pin, and/or lab
coat with the student's name and designation as an R.N. nursing student must be
are expected to dress appropriately and behave in a professional manner at all
times. School insignia and/or student identification badges should be worn that
include the student's name, designation as a graduate student, and the name of
the university: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Students should
also wear a laboratory coat over professional attire. The clinical site may, however, specify the
dress code. Additional equipment and
supplies should be negotiated with the clinical agency.