The following dress code has been developed for the Baccalaureate students in both programs in the Faculty of Nursing (Four-Year and BPRN). The main reason for the development of a dress code is for nursing students to portray a professional nursing image in various clinical and community placement sites in urban and rural areas.
a. Color and Style
A professionally styled white uniform (i.e. pant suit, skirt, jumpsuit, scrubs) is to be
worn. Undergarments must be inconspicuous. A University of Manitoba nursing crest must be placed on the left sleeve of every uniform worn on the clinical area (i.e. for identification purposes). Note: Students in 4290 Clinical Practicum may wear coloured uniforms as appropriate to the clinical area.
Uniforms must be clean and neat, suitable length, and they are not to be worn to and from the clinical setting.
b. Stockings, Socks and Shoes
White socks or stockings are to be worn with a uniform. White shoes with fully enclosed toes and heels must be worn. Runners can be worn as long as the sole of the runner is white and the majority of the shoe is white. Shoes/runners must be worn only on the clinical area and not outside of the agency.
A white professionally styled sweater can be worn with uniforms.
A name tag must be worn in the clinical setting.
Long hair must be off the shoulders and tied back.
The following jewellery is acceptable: plain wedding band or rings with no grooves or stones, small studded earrings or sleepers (limited to 2 earrings per ear, and one nose stud). All earrings/sleepers/studs are to be small, safe, and inconspicuous. No other visible piercings/jewellery are permitted, including those of the tongue. Medical alert bracelets and necklaces may be worn but must be hidden inside the uniform.
4. Tattoos/Body Artwork
Tattoos/body artwork are to be covered.
Perfumes/colognes are not to be worn. Other cosmetics are to be worn in moderation.
Fingernails are to be short, clean, and free of colored nail polish.
7. Personal Hygiene
Good personal hygiene and cleanliness is essential.
Additional dress policies present in agencies must be observed by students.
Professional dress and suitable shoes for community and mental health placements are required. Jeans (both blue and black), sweat pants, sweatshirts, shirts with logos or brand names, tights, and leggings are not acceptable. Name tags must be worn in community settings. Guidelines under jewellery, tattoos/body artwork, cosmetics, fingernails, and personal hygiene, are to be followed as stipulated under clinical/hospital placements.
Note: Clinical facilitators are responsible for making their own judgments and decisions where the dress code and professional attire are concerned.
Revised March 4, 2008