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Student Nurse Placement Hairstyles

Today I am going to talk through some Student Nurse Placement Hairstyles.

Being stuck in a starchy baggy uniform for 12 hours in a day really didn’t do wonders for my self confidence when I was a student. I often found myself feeling frustrated by the lack of individuality the dress code of being a nurse allows.

I still think it is an ongoing issue how nurses are confined to a stiff uniform but doctors aren’t. You can read about the inequality and historical significance of the dress codes between Doctors and Nurses Here.

Expressing individuality as a nurse is more difficult than a regular job with a Smart dress code! The only 2 things you can really choose to style whilst still adhering to uniform are shoes and hair. Read about my opinion on the Best Nursing Shoes for Placements Here.

This brings me to the point of this post, which is 5 of the Best Student Nurse Placement Hairstyles.

All of these hairstyles keep your hair off the collar which is what most Nursing uniform dress codes require.

The Stylish Low Bun with Symmetrical Clips

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Couple the hair style with the small pair of hoop earrings (I would remove the large earrings that are pictured here).

This hair style is one of my favourites and definitely the hairstyle I wear most often to work.

The low bun gives you an air of chic and I think it’s quite a utilitarian modern working woman look.

The symmetrical clips suit this the best and couple with a pair of tiny hoop earrings (so you don’t obviously violate any uniform guidelines).

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The reason I like this look is because it doesn’t matter how greasy your hair is- it is always pull offable and it’s so quick and easy.

The High Pony.

Again, another easy hair style.

This one is good for when I want to instill confidence. It looks put together and quite preppy.

Pair it with a delicate hair band to go with and style some bits of hair around your face.

The Low Space Buns

Even though going to actual festivals seem like a distant memory, with this work-place-adaptation on the fabulous festival favourite you’ll at least be remembering the good times whilst you suffer at work 🙂

To achieve this look simply part your hair in two and tie them in seperate low buns. As they don’t have to hold the same tension that top of the head buns hold, you can use any style of bun. I tied mine in a simple loop through.

Tip: tie the buns close to your head to achieve a hold that will keep for longer.

The Not-Too Messy Bun

The next option on the student nurse placement hair style list is easy, practical and is perfect for low effort days.

This is the Not-too-messy Bun. There are many ways to achieve the perfectly imperfect messy bun. I find the easiest and most effective way to do it is as follows:

Collect your hair in one hand, whether this is by brushing it back in a slicked back look or keeping the parting of your hair and collecting it at the back.

Twist your hair until it circles around itself.

Tie with a bobble and add a scrunchie! You can then pull out a few strands.

Double French Plaits

This is a more time consuming hair style, however I would recommend it for when you have 2 shifts in a row because I am of the opinion that you can sleep with them in.

It also means that when you do take them out, your hair is very voluminously wavy.

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Student Nurse Placement Shoes

Today I will address arguably one of the hottest topics in healthcare: What are the best student nurse placement shoes?

Are you a student nurse preparing for your first placements? or have you just started a nursing course and want to have everything ready for nursing school? Preparing for placements is daunting, you have to consider what shoes to wear, what books to buy and what nursing essentials you need with you.

Student Nurse Placement Shoes

Whilst it seems like a lot to think about at first, you’ve come to the right place. This post will help you decide what student nurse placement shoes will work best for you. Allowing you to start your first placement with the confidence of knowing that you look smart in the right outfit for the job. Shoes will be ranked out of 5 for comfort, value for price and look.

Uniform Policies

Nurse shoes need to be black, closed toe and wipeable. All of the shoes mentioned here will fit into these categories.Therefore, they most likely will fit the uniform specification for all University Nursing courses and Nursing jobs.

Clarks Unloops

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Clarks Unloops £69

Comfort

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 1 out of 5.

I cannot tell you how often I heard the word ‘unloops’ whilst I was at Uni. For some reason, in my cohort of nursing students, unloops were THE shoes. It felt like everyone in my year had them. I blame this on the nursing Facebook group we were all a part of which was responsible for the biggest spread of misinformation in the entire degree. Anyway, the shoes. Clarks Unloops are comfy and very, very durable. My shoes lasted 4 years which now that I think about it I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I kept these eye sores for so long. They are also Leather which definitely adds to the durability and wipeableness of them. However if you do not use leather there are definitely other options.

Overall:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Dr Martens

Dr Martens Maccy II Patent Leather Mary Janes £60

Comfort

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dr Martens Maccy II Patent Leather Mary Janes. These are the first of two options from Dr Martens that feature in this post. These specific shoes are actually in the kids section but they go up to a size 5 1/2 so will be suitable for lots of nurses! My lovely friend who works in a different A&E took this photo. She says these are better for shifts where she is triaging whereas for when she needs to run around, the Sketchers (below) are better suited.

As they are from the childrens section these shoes are available at a great price and therefore definitely worth the money. The bows are a nice touch and I think they are probably the cutest nursing shoes out there.

Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The next shoes are also docs!

Dr Martens 1461 Mono Smooth Leather Shoes £119

Comfort

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dr Martens Polley Smooth Leather Mary Janes. A few of my friends have these shoes. They are long lasting will withstand a lot of wear. I think they are very neutral so they look good however they also look very professional. They are 100% leather as well. One of the more expensive options however they are 100% leather and they are a high quality shoe. They are described as “Edgy school girl rebellion” on the Dr MArtens website so make of that what you will.

Overall Rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Reebok Classics

Reebok Classics £64.95

Comfort

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Value

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Look

Rating: 4 out of 5.

These Black reebok classic trainers are very comfy, very reasonably priced, a just a classic trainer. These are my current work shoes and I find they are very bouncy and keep my feet very well supported during a 12 hour shift. Not much more to say apart from they are just an all round favourite! On the Reebok website you can also personalise them by adding your name to them if thats your thing! Reebok also do 20% off when you sign up to their mailing list! 

Overall Rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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