The student uniform of the Department of Nursing indicates your affiliation with SUNY Brockport. As a representative of the program during your clinical experiences, you have the responsibility of maintaining professional appearance at all times. The following is a list of requirements for your attire during your clinical experiences:
Hospital and Other Health Care Facilities
Department of Nursing white tunic and green pants
White or skin colored stockings or plain white socks
Plain, all white leather shoes/sneakers
A white washable cardigan sweater may be worn
Students are required to buy a cotton sport shirt (polo) to wear to outside nursing experiences (e.g. community health, psych clinical, alternate experiences [anywhere that does not require the white nursing uniform]). The color will be forest green with white embroidery with: The College at Brockport State University of New York Nursing This polo will be sold through the Student Nurses Organization (SNO). Name tags should also be worn.
A long sleeve white T-shirt will also be available to buy as the "only option under shirt" for warmth to wear specifically under the white Brockport uniform. These "under" shirts will also be available through SNO.
In addition, students in all clinical settings must have
A professional appearance also requires:
Long hair must be worn up and secured well with plain band or clip
Beards and mustaches must be short and well groomed
Tobacco is a health risk. Therefore, students may not smoke or chew tobacco in any clinical setting.
The wearing of jewelry should be considered in the context of patient and student safety as well as projecting a student’s professional appearance.
Dress and Hair Policy:
Hair and Grooming:
According to the research on professional appearance – people acquire a perception of you that translates into perceived care.