Post # 1
So I recently took the plunge and switched my majors AGAIN. After taking some time away from my studies I realized that I want to finish my RN degree and not my law studies. I will be starting my RN program back up next September after the wedding. The problem I’ve run into is I’m not sure what to wear in regards to a wedding band. I was going to go in to have a custom band made to fit around my square halo setting ring, but now I’m not sure if that will work.
I obviously can’t wear my e-ring while at work and if I get a band custom made to fit around the e-ring it will look strange by itself (because of the curve or indent in order for it to fit around the e-ring). I was thinking that maybe I should still get the band to match my e-ring and wear that set while not working and than maybe a plain white gold band to wear while at work.
For those of you who work in the healthcare field what do you wear as far as rings? Do you wear a band at work at all?
If anyone has any suggestions I’d appreciate them.
Here is a ring look-a-like of mine:
Post # 3
Depending on what activities I am doing, I either wear a plain gold band or nothing. Some institutions don’t allow you to wear any jewlery. Some departments are the same way (ex. NICU).
Post # 4
I chose an ering that I can wear to work, and I’ll just use it as my wedding band also. This is what mine looks like. It’s very thin and delicate, but a little sparkly and I love it.
I can’t post the pic, but here is a link.
Post # 5
We weren’t supposed to wear rings either due to the bacteria, but I opted to get a smooth channel set diamond band so my gloves wouldn’t tear, and made sure to dry underneath very well. It was pretty hard to do considering I went through a box of gloves a day and had to wash my hands every time I degloved.
Post # 6
I’ve only ever worked in care homes and rehab in the past and didn’t have an e-ring then so I couldn’t recall what other married women wear. I wouldn’t want to wear my e-ring or an eternity band for hygenic reasons. I think I may just wear a plain band because I’d hate to not have anything on my finger.
@EvaBostonTerrier: Do you have to remove all types of jewelry in NICU or can you wear a plain smooth band? I know I will have a round of traning in that unit some time soon. I’m sure my instructor will tell me all about it, but I want to cover my bases before I go out and buy rings.
Thanks everyone 🙂
Post # 7
First off, your ring is gorgeous. I have a huge (tourmaline) engagement ring, and for the sake of simplicity have decided to have a very basic wedding band. I am so excited to be able to wear just the band.
Post # 8
I don’t know if this is an option for you, but a friend of mine works in a NICU, and she got her wedding date tattooed on her ring finger. I personally wouldn’t do it, but apparently a bunch of the other nurses at the hospital have done that.
Just a suggestion 🙂
Post # 9
@mrs.peters.to.be: At the hospitals I have been in, rings in places like the NICU were not allowed at all. There is so much worry about bacteria and the babies are so little and often immunocompromised that it’s not worth the risk. If you’re only doing a rotation through that area, but don’t plan on working there forever, you could alway just not wear your ring(s) while you are on that rotation.
Post # 10
My Fiance got me a plain platinum band for my birthday and I plan on wearing that. I lose EVERYTHING so even though I will need to take my rings off anyway for the OR, I feel better about potentially losing a band than my engagement ring!
Post # 11
Like others have said, the NICU is very picky about no jewelry, and so are surgical specialties. But on other services, I wear just my plain platinum band. You could always find an inexpensive band (there are some nice titanium ones on Etsy) to wear in the hospital and still get the custom band to match your e ring!
Post # 12
Thanks for all the replys. I think I’ll just get an inexpensive band to wear at work and I’ll have to get into the habit of leaving my engagement set at home.
Post # 13
I am an OR RN. I will not be wearing my e-ring. We got a non-matching wedding band that I love so much. On the days that I circulate, I will wear my band only. On the days that I am assign to scrub, I will put it on my necklace.
Post # 14
When I worked at a hospital the people in the medical field tied the rings to the strings on their scrubs (faint I know!!). I work at the post office and can’t wear my e-ring due to its height and shouldn’t really wear my channel set bands because of diamonds falling out. I still wear both of them though. I may talk to hubby about getting me a plain band but I am not sure how I’ll feel about leaving EVERYTHING at home.