Nurses work 8 to 12 hour shifts and for any nurse the shift essentials are probably: comfortable, high quality scrubs, good tennis shoes (read: sneakers), compression socks, a water bottle, and a great pen. I’ve purchased and been gifted dozens of scrubs, some that I only wear every now and then and some that I wear every single week- my “staples”
What I look for when choosing scrubs:
- very soft, lightweight fabric
- scrub bottoms that have a drawstring on the waistband
- bottoms with back pockets, which is where I keep my report sheets
- thigh pockets for my saline flushes
- scrub tops with at least one pocket
- hidden pockets and pockets with zippers are a plus
I’ve listed the style names and/or numbers of my favorites down below, just for y’all 🙂
(click the titles below to be taken directly to the company sites // City photos are by Hannah Schweiss, flat lay photos are by me)
The Most Reliable
Hands down my #1! Cherokee scrubs are the scrubs I’ve owned the longest (my very first pair as a nursing student) and the scrubs I wear the most often. They are the first scrub brand, that I could find, that really catered to my needs– a girl with long legs. I’m a 5’10.5 woman with an hourglass shape, Okurrr?! Lol jk!
- Tops: #2624A and #CK623A
- Bottoms: #1123A and the joggers #CK110A
- Jacket: #CK370A
The Most Versatile
[Use code TAE20 for 20% off your order.] I feel like Jaanuu’s style choices are just ENDLESS. Jaanuu gives me an athlesiure vibe and I love how they blend practicality with style.
- Tops: Dash half zip top and Shift v-neck top
- Bottoms: Charge cargo drawcord pant and #J95039 aka the Skinny Pant
- Jacket: #C94014
And for those chilly night shifts:
While we are on the topic of nursing, check out the most popular blog post from July 🙂
I am a Brand Ambassador for Cherokee Uniforms and Jaanuu Medical Apparel– both companies have sent me these scrubs complimentary.