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Dress Code & Equipment

Classroom/skills lab. Respectful clothing will be worn in the classroom/skills lab setting to accommodate comfort during the practice and demonstration of skills. Visible undergarments, short skirts, low-cut pants or tops are not considered respectful.

Clinical Setting: The color of the uniform will be determined by the faculty (no jeans/leggings/sweat pants). Clean white shoes and socks are preferred. No open toed shoes allowed. Undergarments must not be visible. Hair longer than shoulder-length must be pulled away from the face and tied back. Beards and mustaches must be modest and trimmed.

Clinical attire NOT ALLOWED:
  • Sweat clothing
  • Underwear type T-shirts
  • Dangling earrings.
  • Rings other than plain bands
  • Colored nail polish
  • Artificial fingernails
  • Necklaces other than a narrow chain worn under the blouse or shirt
  • Bracelets
  • Heavy make-up or perfume
  • Facial piercings including tongue piercings (see clinical policy)
  • Visible body art – needs to be covered
If the instructor determines a student’s attire or appearance is inappropriate for the lecture/lab/clinical setting, the student will be instructed to leave and counted absent for that day.

Equipment needed for clinical
  • Wristwatch with a second hand
  • Black ballpoint pen
  • Prefer the student to have their own stethoscope.
  • Gait Belt-provided by Parkland College
  • Clinical ID badge-instructor will advise students on procedure to obtain ID


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