Post # 1
I’m newly engaged (8/3/2012) and just joined the weddingbee community. I’m also a mother baby nurse and love every minute of it. Still can’t decide if I’m going to wear my e-ring to work or not. I can’t stand to take it off but don’t want to loose it, get bacteria/hand sanitizer/soap etc in it. Ohhh the dilemma!
Just wondering if there are any other fellow nurse bees out there. Run into any problems with your e-ring? or any other issues during wedding planning?
Look forward to getting to know you guys, gaining inspiration advise, venting, or whatever else!
Post # 3
I wear my ring at work and never have a problem with it. There are a lot of girls that take their rings off or wear a different ring on their ring finger. Totally up to you!
Post # 4
I work in a lab so I’m in and out of gloves all day and also come into contact with cleaners and other chemicals. I use a safety pin and pin my rings on the inside of my scrub pocket. That way, they aren’t exposed to anything from being on my hand or potentially tearing gloves, but also if the pin breaks the rings fall into my pocket. A friend who was an OR nurse used to pin hers inside of her bra.
I would think that working with little babies and also potentially coming into contact with various bodily fluids it would be safer to remove your rings. I wouldn’t suggest a necklace as it’s possible it could get snagged or someone could pull it and your rings might fall on the floor without you noticing.
ETA- Woops! I mean to congratulate you on your engagement as well!
Post # 5
I work in an ICU and most of the nurses wear their rings or wear a plan band. I usually just wear my band, but that is because my style of ering gets dirt in places that is really hard to clean. Hand sanitizer can make your ring fade more quickly (if you have white gold).
If your unit doesn’t have a policy on it, then it is definately whatever you feel most comfortable doing:)
Post # 6
I’m an oncology nurse. Sometimes I wear my ering, other times I don’t. Now that I’m married, I’ll just wear my wedding ring into work instead of my set. Surprisingly my rings don’t get too gunked up, which is nice, but I am paranoid about losing my ering in a glove or something. I hate not wearing it, though. It’s so pretty I want to show it off! Lol
Post # 7
I’m a nurse and so is my FI!
Post # 8
First of all congratulations!!
Im a trainee nurse currently working in aged care, I wear my e-ring everyday to work but in saying that it’s not raised at all…
If you feel comfertable wearing it then I say do it!!
Post # 9
Im an ER registered nurse and we are suppose to be barebelow elbows. But i wear my e ring,since it is a low set and i will be getting awhole new bridal set anyway.
As for working, ive reduced my fulltime hours by two days a fortnight starting May so i can focus on wedding planning, which my boss was happy with.
Still working fulltime at the moment and it is quite hard with shiftwork and being at work all the time