Why Every Nurse Deserves Fashion Scrubs

Have you ever worked a job that required you to wear a uniform that was anything but flattering? Think about it for just a moment. Uniforms do make it easy to identify staff members, and in some hospitality settings, uniforms serve a purpose other than identification. No one wants to get their streetwear soiled with food and grease, so uniforms are essential. In much the same way, hospitals and doctors’ offices require their nurses to wear uniforms. Consider the bio-hazards you are exposed to with each and every patient you work with. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Truthfully, every nurse deserves fashion scrubs!

From LPNs to RNs to NPs – Every Level of Nursing Mandates a Dress Code

Consider for a moment a nurse practitioner who has spent many years studying in programs like those offered at Bradley University. They made it all the way through their first four years to earn the baccalaureate in nursing, qualifying to be an RN. From there, some even went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing with the designation FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner.

Why wouldn’t someone with all those years of training and experience deserve the right to dress in something that suits them personally? While every nurse deserves to look his or her best, those in advanced levels of patient care must be even more cognizant of their appearance. After all, in many cases, they are both nurse and provider! It may not have mattered while studying at home in the Bradley University Online MSN-FNP degree program, but out in the clinic with patients, it matters!

A Look at Today’s Fashion Scrubs

Have you ever wondered why nurses are now wearing ‘scrubs’ in most hospitals instead of those white dresses we associated with nurses once upon a time? Actually, scrubs got their name because of their origin as a ‘uniform’ dress code in surgeries around the world. The evolution of the name came from those uniforms worn in a sanitary, scrubbed environment. Today’s scrubs are often worn as everyday clothing by non-medical professionals and they have become totally acceptable apparel.

However, scrubs have become much more fashionable than ever before and many styles look like nothing you would ever expect a hospital uniform to look like! Some have cross back straps and others are tailored to fit all types of body shapes. Whether you are a man or a woman, you can find fashion scrubs that suit your physical shape, as well as your personal sense of style.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Fashion Scrubs

If you have a uniform store in your city, you can always find fashion scrubs in stock. However, if you are a nurse in a more outlying or remote area, the Internet is going to be your best source. Simply do a quick Google search for fashion scrubs and literally, dozens of sites will appear on page after page of search results. Some fashion scrubs are reasonably priced while others may be a bit costlier, but you may be paying more for quality and design. No matter how much you spend, you deserve to wear scrubs which are flattering to you and suit your personality. After all, you earned that right – now go for it!

Create A Logo – Create a Presence

In the times in which we live, image and branding are everything. If you have a product to sell, or a company or brand to promote, you need to make sure that you have a logo that helps you to establish just who you are and what you are offering to the big wide world. Think about all the major companies and well known brands that are a market force today – Starbucks, Rolls Royce, Mcdonalds, Versace, Apple, Ralph Lauren Polo, all these brands have an instantly recognisable logo. You don’t need to see the name of the brand, or even any other wording, you know exactly who they are and what they are selling.

Clearly the logo you use for your brand is important. It shows your style, your ethos, and most importantly, it is a statement of your intent. Today, with many new start ups appearing every single day, you need a logo that helps your ideas and business stand out from the rest. This is true whether you have an office or warehouse based building, an online store or website, or even an Etsy or eBay shop. Your logo is often the first thing that people see, your introduction to the world, and is a really good way of standing out to the world.

Logojoy

Logojoy help you create a logo to be proud of. You can design a personal logo for any business or venture, with the average design time taking just 45 minutes. Logojoy say

Logojoy uses artificial intelligence to instantly generate beautiful, unique logo ideas for your business.

The beauty of Logojoy is that it is very easy to use. It’s robot designer Dezi has so far created designs totaling more than 100 million for a wide range of companies, and has worked with almost 44,000 entrepreneurs who wanted to give their company a new look. One of the things I love about Logojoy is that you don’t pay to use the system to create your designs, you use the system freely, and only pay once you have a usable design that you love and would be happy to use to promote your business,

The Process

You start the design process by entering your brand name. Logojoy then offers a range of generated designs featuring different layouts and fonts so it can get a general idea of your needs and style. You are asked to highlight five or more designs to create a style shortlist that can be used as inspiration. Next you move onto colour schemes, looking at spectrum’s of colour that make up mini palettes. I initially chose a pink colour scheme for my fashion-mommy logo, but the great thing is that you can later change this if you decide something else looks better, or is more appropriate.

The next step is to add a slogan if you so wish, with the advice from Logojoy being that short and snappy often works best. I chose something simple – ‘fashion-beauty-lifestyle’ which basically sums up exactly what ‘fashion-mommy’ is all about. You can also chose symbols from a wide range, with keywords generating a range of images, and also generating other related keywords, from where you can find even more images. I used the key words fashion and beauty at first, but later used a more specific ‘high heels’ tag to find an image that I wanted.

Once you have completed these steps, Logojoy will give you a choice of logo’s that it has generated based on your choices. I had logos with different fonts, image logos and different colours from my spectrum collection. There was also an option to click for more logo’s if none of the ones presented are suitable, but I really liked a simple, elegant design with a shoe at the centre.

You can then move forward to a refining screen, where you can change colour, font size, image, image colour, layout, quite literally everything about your Logo. I had opted for a pink/red colour spectrum, but changed it to a darker shade of blue which I found to be more striking. I made the font more Art Deco in design, echoing one of my passions, and also changed the colour of my slogan and image to a glamorous shade of red.

I created a logo that I am really proud of, one which would be perfect for letterheads, emails, business cards, literally everything that would help me promote my blog. The premium package costs just $65, and you can also get social media add ons. Your logo is converted to different file sizes and formats so you can use it in many different ways, and the cost includes support if you decide to change anything about your logo any time after the initial 24 hours after design.

 

 

#OfficeJoys – Working Home And Away

Whether you work in an office environment, or work from home, it has to be said, your work life is never perfect.  As someone who has been in both situations, I can totally see the view from both sides of the fence, there are pluses and negatives whichever way you choose. Furniture at Work, where you can find great quality  office furniture online, have produced the very tongue in cheek video featured above, to highlight that some days are a battle whether we travel to a work environment, or create one in our home.

Working in an Office

When I had my own office I was certainly more organised, with a place for everything and everything in its place. I could work in peace and quiet so I could really concentrate on getting tasks done, and everything I needed was immediately on hand. Coffee was only a phone call away, and there was always someone around who I could chat to.

It sounds pretty perfect, except…the stripe lights gave me headaches that developed into migraines. The office door was constantly being knocked by people passing their problems onto me or adding to my workload. The sterile environment was not really conducive to creativity and inspiration, and that office chair could be uncomfortable, And the phone never stopped ringing, I would hear it in my sleep.

Working from Home

Now I work from home, often, like this morning, with a netbook perched on my lap. I can work in pyjamas, in my slippers, I can start at what time I want, and finish at what time I want. I can take whatever breaks I like, and I have no need for childcare, particularly during the school holidays. No office chair is as comfortable as my sofa, and I never miss the postman. This is definitely more like it,

Except, its now the summer holidays and I have Joe swinging a ball around my head and demanding food while I try to work. I can’t find anything – someone has moved my notes once again, and when I do find them I can see something suspiciously like chocolate biscuit stuck to them.

The hubby, who goes out to work, leaves a long list of things to be done during the day, from washing up to going to the supermarket, all during work hours, so it looks like it will be a late one once again, and don’t even get me started about getting distracted by the television, I’m literally shouting at ‘The Wright Stuff’ as I become enthralled in yet another debate about Donald Trump.

Wherever you choose to work, in an office block or a home office, it seems like there will always be something to love, something to hate. But I think now is most definitely the time for a cuppa, so I’m going to put this laptop down and stick the kettle on.