Nurse clips are an essential tool for travel nurses.
They’re a staple in nursing homes and can be worn by any nurse who has an ongoing role in caring for patients.
But they also can be a great opportunity to take your professional identity out of your uniform.
Read on to find out how to make a nurse clip work in your travel nursing job.
How to make nursing costumes work in a nursing job The first step in making a nurse costume work is finding a way to incorporate it into your everyday work.
For a travel nurse, this means dressing in nurse clips, which can be purchased in costume stores.
You can purchase clips in any color, and can customize the clip with additional materials, such as the nurse’s initials or a tag with a picture of the patient.
The nursing costume should have some form of a hook on the back, which you can attach to the back of the clip, such a collar or belt.
You’ll also want to include a back pocket, which will be helpful for keeping a few extra items handy while traveling.
If you’re going to wear a nursing costume, make sure you’re able to bring it with you to work, too.
“You can bring your nursing costume into the office and take it with me if you’re traveling with it,” says Kristin Bohn, RN, MSN, CNA, NPS.
“But I don’t want to be able to leave the office without it.”
This is because nursing costumes are a good way to get the patient back to their comfort zone, she says.
If the nurse is wearing a nurse outfit, she can leave it at home, or bring it back to work.
To keep things simple, the clip should have a strap that stays around the neck, rather than a belt that pulls.
You should also wear your nursing outfit during a walk, when you have access to the restroom, or in bed.
“Make sure you take care of your nursing attire in the office,” Bohn says.
“And be sure you wear it while in the hospital.”
How to customize a nursing clip for travel Nursing costumes are easy to make.
You just need to find the right clip and design it with a hook.
“The nurse’s nurse costume is a good starting point,” says Dr. Kristi A. Lees, a board-certified nurse, board-approved personal care nurse and author of the Nurse Care Workbook.
“However, if you don’t have a nurse’s outfit, you can also find a nurse dress or nursing uniform that can be paired with a nurse.
These are very popular in nursing settings.”
Lees suggests you choose a clip that has the same style as your uniform or the same size.
She also suggests choosing a clip with an “over-the-top” design, such that it shows off your nurse’s tattoos.
These will look more professional than the standard clip, she explains.
You also can choose a nurse cap with a tag on it to give the impression of a nursing degree.
You might want to add some detail to the clips by adding a little ribbon to make it look like you have a nursing license.
“In addition to having a nurse attire, a nurse can also wear nursing gloves, a nursing bra, a white mask, or a cap that’s designed to fit over their nose and mouth,” she says, “which can be very flattering and helpful.”
For travel nurses, the most popular nursing costume is one that has a ribbon around the base of the neck.
“Nurses wear this to remind themselves of their health and their profession,” Lees says.
The nurse’s nursing cap also has the option of having a hood, as it does with the other types of nursing cap.
For those looking to make sure their costume will be a little more professional, Lees recommends trying on a different clip for each job.
“Some nursing costumes can be great for a first time nurse,” she suggests.
“Others can be more intimidating,” she adds.
“Then, you want to find a clip of a suit or a tie that suits you best.”
How you can make nursing clips work in the home For travel nurse clips to work at home it’s important to wear your nurse outfit in your home.
You don’t need to have a separate nursing costume in the house, but you’ll want to wear the same nursing outfit in each room.
This includes the dressing room, bathroom, kitchen, or even a dresser, which is usually where your nurse costume will stay.
Bohn suggests that if you can’t find a nursing outfit that matches your home, try on a nursing uniform instead.
You could wear a different suit or tie for each room, but it might be easier to pair your uniform with the nurse outfit.
You may also want something with the words “Nurse” on it, which could be helpful to show off your nursing degree and your credentials.
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