7. September 2011 19:54
Today when you go to a medical clinic or hospital, you'll see all the nurses wearing medical scrubs. Historically, nurses would be seen wearing starched white dresses and nursing caps. Now, you rarely see nursing caps and only a handful of places still require nurses to wear white.
There are mixed feelings on the change from starched dresses and caps to medical scrubs. Older patients who remember seeing the old uniforms sometimes feel a lack of professionalism is displayed with modern nursing scrubs. This is partly due to the lack of distinction between nurses, CNAs, technicians and occasionally even doctors since all scrubs are fairly generic in style. Certain clinics and hospitals do follow dress codes to try to help distinguish who is who. For example, a hospital may require nurses to wear only one color, CNAs another, technicians different colors based on their specialties and receptionists/office staff can wear any print scrub tops.
You may be wondering what happened to the old starched white dresses and nursing caps. White is notorious for staining easily so the white dress lost popularity due to the difficulty of keeping it clean. Nursing caps are another story entirely. They were found to be more dangerous in the clinic/hospital setting than any other part of the nursing uniform because of how much bacteria they collected. To help prevent the spread of sickness and infections, not to mention how difficult they were to keep pinned on top of your head properly, they were removed from the nurses' uniform. Both the white dress and the nursing cap where also phased out around the same time when more men joined the nursing profession.
White nursing dresses and even scrub skirts can still be found today. Marcus Uniforms offers a growing selection of both dresses and skirts. White scrubs are also available for those who prefer or are still required to wear white uniforms. These days, the dresses don't require starch and most whites are treated with a stain release option to help keep the whites bright longer.
Marcus Uniforms also has a great selection of solid scrubs, print scrub tops, solid scrub sets and scrub pants in a variety of colors and sizes. You can also find lab coats, shoes, socks and other medical accessories. Marcus Uniforms offers free UPS ground shipping within the continental United States on all orders over $100 in the United States and a 10% discount on all orders over $300.
19. August 2011 23:33
With fewer style options than women's scrubs, it's easy for men to settle on what is easiest to find rather than what they are most comfortable in. Marcus Uniforms tries to accommodate all nurses, men and women.
For tall men, Marcus Uniforms has a couple of scrub top options longer than 29 inches. Try the unisex 3 pocket v-neck scrub top from Cherokee Workwear or the men's raglan sleeve top from Dickies Medical. Both scrub tops are available in assorted, man friendly colors. More longer length scrub tops are available from Dickies Medical, Cherokee Workwear and Skechers.
Tall scrub pants are also available at Marcus Uniforms. In addition to the tall unisex pant and tall men's 7 pocket cargo pant from Cherokee Workwear and the men's utility pant from Dickies Medical, White Swan Fundamentals unisex pant is also available in tall sizes.
Of course, not all men are tall. Marcus Uniforms carries scrub pants in regular and short sizes too. These scrub pants are available in the same great brands as the tall scrub pants: Cherokee Workwear, White Swan Fundamentals and Dickies Medical.
As always, Marcus Uniforms offers free shipping via UPS ground to the continental United States with any order over $100. All orders over $300 will also receive an automatic 10% discount.
25. July 2011 17:22
Did you know that you don't have to wait for the new catalog to see new scrub tops and scrub pants at Marcus Uniforms? Head on over the www.MarcusUniforms.com and click on the new arrivals tab for the most current selection of hot nursing scrubs! Not only does this give you the opportunity to check out new items before the catalog hits your doorstep, some items are ONLY available online!
Under the new arrivals tab, you will find more than just nursing scrubs: there are shoes, accessories, lab coats and more! Since new arrivals are only "new" for so long, the inventory in this section is constantly changing so come back often and be one of the first people to not only see but get the hottest new nursing fashions!
New arrivals are always included in Marcus Uniforms free UPS ground shipping on orders over $100 AND will also receive the 10% discount on orders over $300 too.
8. July 2011 18:11
Are you hesitant about buy scrubs online? Many people are torn between the ultimate convenience of shopping online at home on your schedule with the fear of not being able to try on clothes, costly returns and uncertainty about what brand to buy. Certainly, online shopping puts a huge selection of medical scrubs at your fingertips, allows you to search by theme, color, brand or fabric in moments and even locates tough-to-find sizes in brand, fabric content, etc., and makes locating typically tough-to-find sizes like plus sizes, petites and talls fast and easy. Marcus Uniforms offers a wide variety of brands, colors and sizes to choose from and the site is organized by garment or by brand. You can even search just New Arrivals, Sale items or Scrubs from $5 so that you can quickly and easily locate what you are looking for. Not sure about sizing? There is a size chart located on each product page as well as a place for customer feedback to share experiences which you may find helpful. The right margin of each page will also suggest coordinating items such as matching pants or a similar item that you may be interested in.
Shipping costs are kept to a minimum with Marcus Uniforms’ free shipping policy. Orders under $100 shipped within the continental US via UPS Ground are charged a flat rate of $6. Orders over $100 shipped within the continental US via UPS Ground ship free. Pool your order with co-workers or friends and no one pays shipping. Their return policy is also one of the best. Though you pay shipping to return items, they will reship exchange merchandise back out to you one time per order without charging you shipping again. This applies to continental US orders. Most orders are shipped within 2 business days of receiving payment so you are not going to be waiting weeks for your order and there is a 2nd day air option in case time slips away from you. Still not sure about what to order? Marcus Uniforms has customer service representatives available to help with color matching, sizing and recommendations for group orders. Embroidery can be added by phone, by mail or fax or online. Gift certificates are also available.
Marcus Uniforms also offers a discount for orders over $300 which is applied automatically in your shopping cart. No coupons or codes to worry about. Low prices, vast selection, competitive shipping and returns and excellent customer service will make your online scrubs shopping experience well worth it.