Remember the traditional white garb uniforms that nurses wore years ago? Those one-piece dresses were stiff, starched and accessorized with white support hose, solid rubber-soled shoes, bobby-pinned pointed caps and an RN or LPN pin on the dress collar, along with a watch in a pocket or on the wrist.

Fortunately, these uncomfortable uniforms have been phased out over the years and replaced with scrub uniforms, which many hospitals, medical facilities, and nurses themselves will testify are easier to clean and maintain—not to mention fun to wear and oh so comfortable.

If you’re graduating from nursing school or know someone who is, congratulate them with a pair of scrubs!

Practical, Yet Presentable

Scrubs are usually made from lightweight materials that launder well, show little fabric wear, and resist wrinkles. Because they’re worn every day, designers have created literally hundreds of scrub styles and designs that are professional yet allow a nurse to express her personality. Many have elaborate print tops with double pockets and are available in a variety of colors, designs and styles that usually come with a darker contrasting pant. Some scrub tops even have the title of nurse printed or embroidered on the side of a top sleeve or jacket.

Other scrubs can be more tailored with zippered and buttoned jackets in neutral colors that are usually paired with slim narrow legged pants of the same color. This style creates a one toned effect and a lean, long line that is both flattering and professional looking.

But why sit around just talking about them? Here’s our picks for cutest scrubs for nurse school graduates.

cutest scrubs for nursing graduates

Heartsoul Beat of My Heart Scrub Top from Lydia’s Uniforms

 

cutest scrubs for nursing graduates

Koi Lite Bliss Mardi Gras Scrub Top from Lydia’s Uniforms

 

cutest scrubs for nursing graduates

Healing Hands Premier Mod Geo Scrub Top from Lydia’s Uniforms

 

cutest scrubs for nursing school graduates

The Ladder Lace Top from Jaanuu

 

cutest scrubs for nursing school graduates

The Button Down Top from Jaanuu

 

cutest scrubs for nursing school graduates

Code Happy You’ve Dot This Print Scrub Tops With Certainty from Scrubs and Beyond

 

cutest scrubs for nursing school graduates

Landau Smart Stretch Primal V-neck Print Scrub Tops from Scrubs and Beyond

If workplace uniforms prevent self-expression through scrubs, don’t fret! There are plenty of other ways for a nurse to express herself on the job. Experiment with fun variations on practical hairstyles like braids, buns, and ponytails. Although jewelry can get in the way on the job, stud earrings and watches are acceptable. One can find stud earrings to suit every occasion and personality on sites like Etsy and Amazon. Watches are both functional and come in a range of styles. Finally, a nurse can also express her personality through her choice of badge holder.

Scrubs are daily wear for many healthcare workers, including nurses, necessitating a variety of colors, designs, and styles to suit every mood and personality. With so many choices, there’s no reason for a nurse to resign herself to boring surgical green or blue scrubs. And after all the work and stress of nursing school, you (or your new nurse friend) deserve some cute new scrubs to celebrate!