(Closed) Nurses, what kind of band do you wear?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wear a plain gold band.  No stones, no nooks and crannies for bacteria to take up residence.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Technically my hospital has no issues with my engagement ring, some of the nurses have serious rocks but personally I wear a plain white gold band. No risk of scratches, or getting any gunk in anywhere. Even an engraved flat band has nooks and crannies for grossness and unless you don’t plan on wearing it home I would go plain. Wear your big sparkle on your days off.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Peacockfeather:  I’ve ordered a plain 1mm stainless steel band to wear on days I’ll be in direct patient care. Even though I could wear my “real” plain yellow gold wedding band without my engagement ring, I specifically wanted something that was durable and plain and of no consequence should the worst happen to it. It is a $15.00 band 😉 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Peacockfeather:  I have a plain white gold band. But I would recommend the stainless steel, silver option so you could dispose of it should it get icky.

Another option is tungsten but those are slighly more expensive.

I’m not a nursing student but when I was employed I worked in labs a lot.  At the last place I would wear my e-ring (a solitaire which sits sort of high) and it wasnt that big a deal but if I were to go back to a more hands on lab or a chemical one I would get a non reactive metal to wear to work and leave my real set at home.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Peacockfeather:  Lol remember that time you posted and said you paid 30k and made it sound like you had a psychology degree?! 

 

wowwwwww. hilarious really.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

I’ve always worn my rings, even when I was a nursing student…and my clinical instructors were strict on infection control (short nails, etc.).   The gloves cover it just fine, and I’ve never scratched anyone.  🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My e-ring is too large to screw with when trying to put gloves on and off (sometimes quickly) so I don’t wear it to work. My actual wedding band is a half eternity..I don’t know if ill want to wear that either or just get a plain rose gold band to wear. Lots of the older nurses I work with wear nothing at all and have no problem with it so it must be a generation thing that we feel like we need to have a ring on at all times. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Peacockfeather:  I’m not a nurse, but both of my sisters are. One of them wears her wedding band on a necklace while at work (NICU), and the other wears a plain white gold band to work (not sure of her department), she wears her real set whenever she’s not a work though!

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