Students will be required to meet the appropriate appearance codes of the clinical facility they are attending. Please understand that patients are very susceptible to odors; therefore, no perfumes or colognes are allowed. You are also encouraged to appear conservative in dress, without excessive jewelry or make-up, and long hair pulled back so that it does not fall onto the patient while you are working with them.
The uniform code is as follows:
- Scrub tops in white, green, or blue - no prints or patterns are allowed. You will prefer two pockets at the waist if available for practicality.
- Uniforms should be loose fitting and conservative in cut.
- Students may wear white or navy scrub pants - no jeans permitted.
- Students must wear uniform shoes or athletic shoes. Good shoes are recommended due to extended amounts of time spent on your feet.
- Undergarment must be worn. White undergarments must be worn when wearing white uniform pants.
- You must also wear a Parkland College Health Professions patch on the left sleeve of your uniform top. These are available in the college bookstore.
- No artificial nails or nail jewelry allowed.
- Tattoos must be covered by clothing in clinical.
- Good personal hygiene is a must.
- Hair must be neat and clean and of natural colors.
- In clinical, no visible piercing other than ears and only one set.
Any violation in uniform codes and the student will be sent home, resulting in a personal day. This day may not be made up.
- We highly recommend a watch.
- You will also need a pen and a pocket-sized notebook for each clinical site.
- Good personal hygiene is part of professional appearance and adherence to uniform codes.
- Washing uniforms after each use will reduce the effects of body odor residing in clothes.
- Smoking is not allowed on clinical grounds – students who smell of smoke will be sent home.